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City of a hundred fires

Author: Richard Blanco
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1998.
Series: Pitt poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration in verse of rites of passage within the Cuban-American culture shows how a combined nostalgia for a lost world and a daily confrontation with American culture leads to self-awareness.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blanco, Richard, 1968-
City of a hundred fires.
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)606992832
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Blanco
ISBN: 0822956837 9780822956839 0822940833 9780822940838 0822956861 9780822956860
OCLC Number: 39505333
Language Note: Poems in English and in Spanish.
Notes: "1997 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize"--Page [1].
Description: x, 74 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: América --
Teatro Martí --
La revolución at Antonio's Mercado --
Mango, number 61 --
El Malibú --
Islamorada --
Crayons for Elena --
Mail for Mamá --
Los Santos of the living room --
Mother picking produce --
The lesson --
Shaving --
Letter to El Flaco on his birthday --
Hola --
324 Mendoza Avenue, #6 --
What Las Palmas mean: --
La Bella Dama of little Havana --
A note about sake --
The silver sands --
Photo shop --
Contemplations at the Virgin de la Caridad Cafetería, Inc. Havanasis --
Varadero en Alba --
The road to Rancho Luna --
Havana 50s --
El Jagua Resort --
Last night in Havana --
El Juan --
Partial list: Guantánamo detainees --
Found letters from 1965: El Año de la Agricultura --
The reservoir --
Abuela Valdés --
El Cucubano --
Zafra --
The morning kill --
Tía Olivia serves Wallace Stevens a Cuban egg --
Décima Guajira --
Postcard to W.C. Williams from Cienfuegos --
Palmita Mía --
Palmita Mía (translation).
Series Title: Pitt poetry series.
Responsibility: Richard Blanco.

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A journey in through the cultural coming of age experiences of the hyphenated Cuban-American. It exposes and brings into question the cultural contradictions and yearnings of childhood and adolescent  Read more...

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"As one of the newer voices in Cuban-American poetry, Blanco writes about the reality of an uprooted culture and how the poet binds the farthest regions of the world together through language. This Read more...

 
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