Havana: Autobiography of a City
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BeschreibungAlfredo José Estrada's intimate ties to Havana form the basis for this "autobiography," written as though from the city's own heart. Covering the island's five hundred year history, Estrada portrays the adventurers and dreamers who left their mark on Havana, including José Martí, martyr for Cuban independence; and Ernest Hemingway, the most American of writers who became an unabashed Habanero.
Deeply personal and affecting, Havana is the accessible and complete story of the city for the history buff and armchair traveler alike.
InhaltsverzeichnisReturn to Havana
The Exterminating Angel
Time of the Mameyes
Don Tabaco and Doña Azucar
The Apostle of Freedom
Remembering the Maine
The Republic of Rumba
PortraitAlfredo José Estrada
Pressestimmen'Havana: Autobiography of a City captures the imagination from the first page to the last. Brimming with curiosities, anecdotes, obscure facts and seductive personalities, the narrative reads as a blend of history, novel, and lyric essay. Estrada illuminates this legendary city as never before.' - Oscar Hijuelos, author of Pulitzer Prize-winning The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
'This is narrative history at its best: Alfredo José Estrada makes Havana come alive as a dynamic entity with its own personality, tracing its development from colonial days to the present. It is also the best compact history of Cuba ever written in English. Beautifully worded, masterfully paced, the narrative can sweep you away and take you to Havana, at least in spirit. It is vivid enough to make any exile weep. When Havana finally sheds its monstrous dictatorship, this will be the book to take along and savor, page by page, street by street.' - Carlos Eire, author of Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
'A fascinating historical overview of a fascinating city. Insightful, interesting. A penetrating look at the rise and fall of one of the most beautiful Latin American capitals.'- Jaime Suchlicki, Professor and Director, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami, USA
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2008
Seitenanzahl: 275 Seiten