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It is where Fidel Castro raised money to overthrow Batista and where two generations of Castro's enemies have raised armies to overthrow him, so far without success. It is where the bitter opera of Cuban exile intersects with the cynicism of U.S. foreign policy. It is a city whose skyrocketing murder rate is fueled by the cocaine trade, racial discontent, and an undeclared war on the island ninety miles to the south.

As Didion follows Miami's drift into a Third World capital, she also locates its position in the secret history of the Cold War, from the Bay of Pigs to the Reagan doctrine and from the Kennedy assassination to the Watergate break-in. Miami is not just a portrait of a city, but a masterly study of immigration and exile, passion, hypocrisy, and political violence.

Review:

"Her prose is so finely tuned to paranoia that it persuades without validating....But it's more with the mood of her prose than its facts that Ms. Didion has turned so much sunny light into a murky underwater darkness full of sharks and evil shadows." Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

Review:

"Miami is a kaleidoscope of impressions, and a litany of violence, intrigue, vengeance, and political manipulation, and broken dreams." Boston Globe

Review:

"As in her earlier Salvador, Didion brings the novelist's ear and journalist's eye to her work. The result is a masterful polemic." Library Journal

Review:

"The world Ms. Didion describes in beautifully evocative prose is...a world of menace and elliptical connections." James Chace, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"[Didion] has an excellent eye for detail, a sense of the phrase or image that tells the whole story....Miami is an insightful book." The Christian Science Monitor

About the Author

Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York. She is the author of five novels and six previous books of nonfiction: Political Fictions, After Henry, Miami, Salvador, The White Album, and Slouching Towards Bethlehem.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679781806
Author:
Didion, Joan
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
State & Local Government
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Miami (fla.)
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Cuban Americans
Subject:
Miami
Subject:
State, Provincial & Local Government
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Government - State & Provincial
Subject:
Cuban Americans -- Florida -- Miami.
Subject:
Miami (Fla.) Social conditions.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
miami;florida;non-fiction;essays;fiction;cuba;history;travel;journalism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
no. 1996/146
Publication Date:
September 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.16x5.18x.68 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679781806 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Her prose is so finely tuned to paranoia that it persuades without validating....But it's more with the mood of her prose than its facts that Ms. Didion has turned so much sunny light into a murky underwater darkness full of sharks and evil shadows."
"Review" by , "Miami is a kaleidoscope of impressions, and a litany of violence, intrigue, vengeance, and political manipulation, and broken dreams."
"Review" by , "As in her earlier Salvador, Didion brings the novelist's ear and journalist's eye to her work. The result is a masterful polemic."
"Review" by , "The world Ms. Didion describes in beautifully evocative prose is...a world of menace and elliptical connections."
"Review" by , "[Didion] has an excellent eye for detail, a sense of the phrase or image that tells the whole story....Miami is an insightful book."
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