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Padura, Leonardo

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The man who loved dogs by Leonardo Padura( Book )

79 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A gripping novel about the assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico City in 1940"--
Havana blue by Leonardo Padura( Book )

98 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant Mario Conde is suffering from a terrible New Year's Eve hangover. Though it's the middle of a weekend, he is asked to urgently investigate the mysterious disappearance of Rafael Morin, a high-level business manager in the Cuban nomenklatura. Conde remembered Morin from their student days: good-looking, brilliant, a "reliable comrade'' who always got what he wanted, including Tamara, the girl Conde was after. But Rafael Morin's exemplary rise from a poor barrio and picture-perfect life hides more than one suspicious episode worthy of investigation. While pursuing the case in a decaying but adored Havana, Conde confronts his lost love for Tamara and the dreams and illusions of his generation
Adiós Hemingway by Leonardo Padura( Book )

69 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a human skeleton is discovered on Ernest Hemingway's home in Havana, police inspector Mario Conde is called up out of retirement to unearth the truth. In the course of his investigations, Conde gradually reconstructs the mysterious goings-on of the night of 3rd October 1958 and in doing so is forced to come to terms with a very different side to the character of his former literary hero. Padura Fuentes cuts between Conde's world and that of Hemingway's Cuba four decades earlier
Havana fever by Leonardo Padura( Book )

61 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mario Conde, a former police detective turned second-hand book dealer, finds a magazine clipping about a singer from the 1950s, Violeta del Río, and begins to investigate her mysterious retirement
Havana gold by Leonardo Padura( Book )

68 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-four year old Lissette Delgado was beaten, raped, and then strangled with a towel. Marijuana is found in her apartment and her wardrobe is suspiciously beyond the means of a high school teacher. Lieutenant Conde is pressured by 'the highest authority' to conclude this investigation quickly when chance leads him into the arms of a beautiful redhead, a saxophone player who shares his love for jazz and Japanese fighting fish."--Page 4 of cover
Havana red by Leonardo Padura( Book )

89 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first of the Havana quartet featuring Lieutenant Mario Conde, a tropical Marlowe. A body is found in a Havana park. A young transvestite dressed in a beautiful red evening dress, strangled. The victim had fled his family, finding refuge with Marqués, an author living alone surrounded only by books, his house in ruins. In the baking heat of the Havana summer Conde investigates, moving through a Cuban reality where nothing is what is seems. Padura's masterful prose and eye for detail evoke the Havana that millions of tourists have come to know: crumbling architecture, peeling paintwork and a pulsating, searing sensuality beneath the tropical sun"--Provided by publisher
Havana black by Leonardo Padura( Book )

71 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The brutally mutilated body of Miguel Forcade is discovered washed up on a Havana beach. Head smashed in by a baseball bat, genitals cut off by a blunt knife. Forcade was once responsible for confiscating art works from the bourgeoisie fleeing the revolution. Had he really returned from exile just to visit his ailing father? Lieutenant Mario Conde immerses himself in Cuba's dark history, expropriations of priceless paintings now vanished without trace, corruption and old families who appear to have lost much, but not everything"--Cover page 4
Heretics by Leonardo Padura( Book )

40 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sweeping novel of art theft, anti-Semitism, contemporary Cuba, and crime from a renowned Cuban author. In 1939, the Saint Louis sails from Hamburg into Havana's port with hundreds of Jewish refugees seeking asylum from the Nazi regime. From the docks, nine-year-old Daniel Kaminsky watches as the passengers, including his mother, father, and sister, become embroiled in a fiasco of Cuban corruption. But the Kaminskys have a treasure that they hope will save them: a small Rembrandt portrait of Christ. Yet six days later the vessel is forced to leave the harbor with the family, bound for the horrors of Europe. The Kaminskys, along with their priceless heirloom, disappear. Nearly seven decades later, the Rembrandt reappears in an auction house in London, prompting Daniel's son to travel to Cuba to track down the story of his family's lost masterpiece. He hires the down-on-his-luck private detective Mario Conde, and together they navigate a web of deception and violence in the morally complex city of Havana. In Heretics, Leonardo Padura takes us from the tenements and beaches of Cuba to Rembrandt's gloomy studio in seventeenth-century Amsterdam, telling the story of people forced to choose between the tenets of their faith and the realities of the world, between their personal desires and the demands of their times. A grand detective story and a moving historical drama, Padura's novel is as compelling, mysterious, and enduring as the painting at its center. "--
Faces of salsa : a spoken history of the music by Leonardo Padura( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om salsa musikkens opståen, historie og sociale betydning, baseret på interviews med nogle af de kendteste musikere
La novela de mi vida by Leonardo Padura( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernando Terry est de retour à Cuba après 18 ans d'exil. Il est à la recherche d'un manuscrit du poète J.M. de Heredia, une autobiographie à laquelle il a consacré sa thèse. A Cuba, il enquête sur les causes de son expulsion de l'université. Il découvre la similitude des destins du poète, du fils franc-maçon de celui-ci et du sien, trois vies marquées par l'exil et les trahisons
Culture and the Cuban Revolution : conversations in Havana by John M Kirk( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unusual collaboration between a Cuban novelist and a Canadian professor offers uncensored and frank interviews with prominent figures of contemporary Cuban cultural life, from a Grammy-winning jazz artist to world-class filmmakers and actors, writers, ballet dancers, and dramatists."--Jacket
La cola de la serpiente by Leonardo Padura( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unas cuantas calles casi en ruinas, asediadas por los escombros y los delincuentes, es lo que queda del viejo Barrio Chino de La Habana. Cuando se adentra en él un Conde ya ex policía, dedicado ahora a la compraventa de libros de segunda mano, no puede evitar recordar que estuvo en ese rincón exótico y agreste de la ciudad muchos años antes, en 1989. Todo surgió de la petición de la teniente Patricia Chion, mujer irresistible, para que le ayudara en un extraño caso: el asesinato de Pedro Cuang, un anciano solitario que apareció ahorcado y al que le habían amputado un dedo y grabado con una navaja en el pecho un círculo y dos flechas. Eran rituales de santería que obligaron a hacer pesquisas por otros ámbitos de la ciudad. Pero el Conde descubrió hilos inesperados, negocios secretos y una historia de abnegación y desgracias que le devolvió la realidad oculta de muchas familias emigrantes asiáticas. Como dice una expresión china, tuvo que encontrar la cola de la serpiente para llegar a su cabeza."--Back cover
Un camino de medio siglo : Alejo Carpentier y la narrativa de lo real maravilloso by Leonardo Padura( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aquello estaba deseando ocurrir by Leonardo Padura( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Puerta de Alcalá y otras cacerías by Leonardo Padura( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El viaje más largo by Leonardo Padura( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1980 el joven Leonardo Padura ingresó a la redacción de El Caimán Barbudo, la publicación cultural de los jóvenes creadores cubanos. Allí, junto a un grupo de colegas, iniciaron una renovación de la publicación que terminó en la expulsión de la revista. El destino siguiente fue Juventud Rebelde, donde se lo debía reencau sar ideológicamente después de bajarle los humos intelectualoides. Pero la lógica del proceso de reeducación falló en un mecanismo no previsto y la dirección del periódico lo convocó a una misión "histórica": hacer atractivo el diario. A lo largo de los textos que aquí presentamos, el autor de la saga policial protagonizada por Mario Conde y de El hombre que amaba a los perros pone en tensión la relación entre periodismo, literatura y política. Padura nos revela una historia cultural y nacional más allá de los límites temporales del proceso revolucionario, nos muestra los caminos por los que realizó su viaje más largo y nos lega una magistral lección de periodismo
Fiebre de caballos by Leonardo Padura( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermosa historia de amor y primera novela del escritor cubano
El submarino amarillo : (cuento cubano 1966-1991) breve antología by Leonardo Padura( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variaciones en negro : relatos policiales iberoamericanos by Lucía López Coll( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cultura y la revolución cubana : conversaciones en La Habana by Leonardo Padura( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with Cuban artists, writers, and musicians
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Adiós Hemingway
Alternative Names
Fuentes Leonardo Padura

Fuentes Leonardo Padura 1955-....

Leonardo Padura

Leonardo Padura Fuentes

Leonardo Padura Fuentes Cuban novelist and journalist

Leonardo Padura Fuentes scrittore e giornalista cubano

Leonardo Padura Fuentes Spaans schrijver

Leonardo Padura kubanischern Schriftsteller und Journalist

Leonardus Padura Fuentes

Padoyra, Leonardo 1955-

Padura-Fuentes, Leonardo

Padura-Fuentes, Leonardo 1955-

Padura Leonardo

Padura Leonardo 1955-....

Παδουρα, Λεοναρδο 1955-

Леонардо Падура

Леонардо Падура кубинський письменник і журналіст

Падура, Леонардо

푸엔테스, 레오나르도 파두라

パドゥーラ, レオナルド


Havana blueAdiós HemingwayHavana feverHavana goldHavana redHavana blackFaces of salsa : a spoken history of the musicLa novela de mi vida