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Travel to Cuba in the company of its finest writers and gain an understanding of its remarkable mystique. The twenty-one stories in this collection ? some of which appear in English for the first time ? will take you on an odyssey through the country's rich past to its dynamic present, where it is poised at the brink of immense change. Arranged by the areas of Cuba they illuminate, these stories offer up a rich literary banquet.

Review:

"From hallucinatory riffs on sexuality and getting by in decaying communist towns, to wistful memoirs of shaded patios gone forever, Cuba is a generous tasting of literary offerings from all parts the island. While reissuing some classics by legendary Cuban writers, Cuba also serves the vital purpose of introducing readers to the next wave of Cuban authors....Guided by some of the liveliest writing being produced anywhere today, Cuba is an excellent, compact tour of the mythic Cuba, a place where literature means something." St. Petersburg Times

Synopsis:

Travel to Cuba in the company of its finest writers and gain an understanding of its remarkable mystique. The twenty-one stories in this collection — some of which appear in English for the first time — will take you on an odyssey through the country's rich past to its dynamic present, where it is poised at the brink of immense change. Arranged by the areas of Cuba they illuminate, these stories offer up a rich literary banquet. Contributors include Luis Aguilar León, María Eugenia Alegría Nuñez, Uva de Aragón, Reinaldo Arenas, Richard Blanco, Lino Novás Calvo, Calvert Casey, Alfonso Hernández Catá, Josefina de Diego, Abilio Estévez, Leonardo Padura Fuentes, Cristina Garcia, Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, José Lezama Lima, Pablo Medina, Ana Menéndez, Ernesto Mestre, Mayra Montero, Achy Obejas, Senel Paz, Antonio José Ponte, and Zoé Valdés.

Synopsis:

Travel to Cuba in the company of its finest writers and gain an understanding of its remarkable mystique. The seventeen stories in this volume-some of which appear in English for the first time-will take you on an odyssey through the country's rich past to its dynamic present, where it is poised at the brink of immense change. Arranged by the areas of Cuba they illuminate, these stories offer up a rich literary banquet.

Included is a piece by Reinaldo Arenas of Before Night Fallsfame (now a major motion picture).

Ann Louise Bardach is the author of the forthcoming book Troubled Waters: The Havana-Miami Showdown (Random House). She has written extensively about Cuba for Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, the New Republic, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and other publications. She lives in Carpinteria, California.

Contributors include:

Reinaldo Arenas

Alejo Carpentier

Christina Garcia

Pedro Juan Gutierrez

Jose Lezama Lima

Achy Obejas

Vergilio Pinera

Zoe Valdes

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781883513115
Editor:
Bardach, Ann Louise
Editor:
Carpentier, Alejo
Editor:
Bardach, Ann Louise
Editor:
Silver, Katherine
Author:
Bardach, Ann Louise
Author:
Pinera, Vergilio
Publisher:
Whereabouts Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Short stories, Cuban
Subject:
Cuban fiction
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Whereabouts
Series:
Traveller's Literary Companion
Series Volume:
08
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Map
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in 9 oz

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Product details 256 pages Whereabouts Press - English 9781883513115 Reviews:
"Review" by , "From hallucinatory riffs on sexuality and getting by in decaying communist towns, to wistful memoirs of shaded patios gone forever, Cuba is a generous tasting of literary offerings from all parts the island. While reissuing some classics by legendary Cuban writers, Cuba also serves the vital purpose of introducing readers to the next wave of Cuban authors....Guided by some of the liveliest writing being produced anywhere today, Cuba is an excellent, compact tour of the mythic Cuba, a place where literature means something."
"Synopsis" by ,
Travel to Cuba in the company of its finest writers and gain an understanding of its remarkable mystique. The twenty-one stories in this collection — some of which appear in English for the first time — will take you on an odyssey through the country's rich past to its dynamic present, where it is poised at the brink of immense change. Arranged by the areas of Cuba they illuminate, these stories offer up a rich literary banquet. Contributors include Luis Aguilar León, María Eugenia Alegría Nuñez, Uva de Aragón, Reinaldo Arenas, Richard Blanco, Lino Novás Calvo, Calvert Casey, Alfonso Hernández Catá, Josefina de Diego, Abilio Estévez, Leonardo Padura Fuentes, Cristina Garcia, Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, José Lezama Lima, Pablo Medina, Ana Menéndez, Ernesto Mestre, Mayra Montero, Achy Obejas, Senel Paz, Antonio José Ponte, and Zoé Valdés.
"Synopsis" by , Travel to Cuba in the company of its finest writers and gain an understanding of its remarkable mystique. The seventeen stories in this volume-some of which appear in English for the first time-will take you on an odyssey through the country's rich past to its dynamic present, where it is poised at the brink of immense change. Arranged by the areas of Cuba they illuminate, these stories offer up a rich literary banquet.

Included is a piece by Reinaldo Arenas of Before Night Fallsfame (now a major motion picture).

Ann Louise Bardach is the author of the forthcoming book Troubled Waters: The Havana-Miami Showdown (Random House). She has written extensively about Cuba for Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, the New Republic, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and other publications. She lives in Carpinteria, California.

Contributors include:

Reinaldo Arenas

Alejo Carpentier

Christina Garcia

Pedro Juan Gutierrez

Jose Lezama Lima

Achy Obejas

Vergilio Pinera

Zoe Valdes

and more

Also available

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TP $13.95, 1-883513-00-6 CUSA

Prague: A Traveler's Literary Companion

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Vietnam: A Traveler's Literary Companion

TP $13.95 1-883513-02-2 CUSA

Israel: A Traveler's Literary Companion

TP $12.95 1-883513-03-0 CUSA

Greece: A Traveler's Literary Companion

TP $13.95 1-883513-04-9 CUSA

Australia: A Traveler's Literary Companion

TP $13.95 1-883513-05-7 CUSA

Amsterdam: A Traveler's Literary Companion

TP $13.95 1-883513-09-X CUSA

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