Books set in Cuba (25)


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33 Revolutions by Canek Sánchez Guevara EN

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Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
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The hero of this mordant portrayal of life in contemporary Cuba is a black Cuban whose parents were enthusiastic supporters of the Castro Revolution. His father, however, having fallen foul of the regime, is accused of embezzlement and dies of a stroke. Following her husband's death, his mother flees the country and settles in Madrid. Our hero separates from his wife and now spends much of his time in the company of his Russian neighbor, from whom he discovers the pleasures of reading. The books he reads gradually open his eyes to the incongruity between party slogans and the gray oppressive r... continue

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Before Night Falls by Reynaldo Arenas EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
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Reinaldo Arenas was born to a poverty-stricken family in rural Cuba. By the time of his death in New York four decades later, he had become one of Cuba's most important poets, an outspoken critic of Castro's regime and one of the leading gay voices of the twentieth century. In Before Night Falls, Arenas tells of his odyssey from young rebel fighting for the Revolution, through his suppression as a writer, his disillusionment with Castro, his imprisonment and torture, to his eventual exile from Cuba to New York, where in 1987 he was diagnosed with AIDS. He committed suicide in 1990, ending a li... continue

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Broken Paradise : A Novel by Cecilia Samartin EN

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In the spirit of "The Kite Runner," this shimmering literary debut traces thepath of two cousins--one who left Cuba at the brink of revolution and the onewho stayed behind.

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Cubano Be Cubano Bop by Leonardo Acosta EN

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Country: Asia / Cuba flag Cuba
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Based on unprecedented research in Cuba, the direct testimony of scores of Cuban musicians, and the author's unique experience as a prominent jazz musician, Cubano Be, Cubano Bop is destined to take its place among the classics of jazz history. The work pays tribute not only to a distinguished lineage of Cuban jazz musicians and composers, but also to the rich musical exchanges between Cuban and American jazz throughout the twentieth century. The work begins with the first encounters between Cuban music and jazz around the turn of the last century. Acosta writes about the presence of Cuban mus... continue

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Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
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“Impressive . . . [Cristina García’s] story is about three generations of Cuban women and their separate responses to the revolution. Her special feat is to tell it in a style as warm and gentle as the ‘sustaining aromas of vanilla and almond,’ as rhythmic as the music of Beny Moré.”—Time Cristina García’s acclaimed book is the haunting, bittersweet story of a family experiencing a country’s revolution and the revelations that follow. The lives of Celia del Pino and her husband, daughters, and grandchildren mirror the magical realism of Cuba itself, a landscape of beauty and poverty, idealism ... continue

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El viejo y el mar by Ernest Hemingway ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Escrito por encargo de la revista Life, y más tarde llevada al cine con un magnífico Spencer Tracy, que encarnaba a este viejo pescador falto de suerte, que, como última carta del destino, se juega a vida y muerte en alta mar. El hombre enfrentado a su límite, la tragedia esencial de la obra y la vida de este gran escritor.

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Faith Among Shadows by Malcolm Leal EN

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Lying face down on the muddy jungle floor, with the taste of his own blood in his mouth, all Malcolm Leal could do was call upon the God of his great-grandmother. Florencia Martinez Hernandez raised Malcolm as her own son in a small fishing village on the northern coast of Cuba. Teaching Malcolm wisdom gleaned from the worn pages of her century-old Bible, Florencia spoke of a temple "promised to all people" and that there were men on earth who "walked with God." Most importantly, she taught him to rely on "her" God for everything. While on assignment for the Cuban Special Forces in the dense r... continue

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Havana Year Zero by Karla Suarez EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
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It was as if we’d reached the minimum critical point of a mathematical curve. Imagine a parabola. Zero point down, at the bottom of an abyss. That’s how low we sank. The year is 1993. Cuba is at the height of the Special Period, a widespread economic crisis following the collapse of the Soviet bloc. For Julia, a mathematics lecturer who hates teaching, Havana is at Year Zero: the lowest possible point, going nowhere. Desperate to seize control of her life, Julia teams up with her colleague and former lover, Euclid, to seek out a document that proves the telephone was invented... continue

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Hecho en Saturno by Rita Indiana Hernández ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Aborda las contradicciones y la devastacin̤ ideolg̤ica que conecta Cuba con su natal Repb︢lica Dominicana. Argenis Luna, hijo prd̤igo de la revolucin̤ que nunca fue, es ya un personaje mt̕ico

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Isla to Island by Alexis Castellanos EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
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"A wordless graphic novel in which twelve-year-old Marisol must adapt to a new life 1960s Brooklyn after her parents send her to the United States from Cuba to keep her safe during Castro's regime."--