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Mea Cuba

Author: G Cabrera Infante; Kenneth Hall
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mea Cuba is the passionate but often hilarious political autobiography of one of the greatest Cuban writers of the century. Sharply opinionated and brutally honest, it explores the nature of the Cuban revolution and the lives of those it has involved or affected, from political leaders such as Fulgencio Batista, Che Guevara, and Fidel Castro to writers like Alejo Carpentier, Reinaldo Arenas, and Heberto Padilla. Mea  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Cabrera Infante; Kenneth Hall
ISBN: 0374204977 9780374204976
OCLC Number: 30914434
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 503 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Genesis/Exodus --
Shipwreck with a Sunrise in the Background --
By the Way --
Answers and Questions --
Expulsion --
Polemic with a Dead Man --
Letter to Tomas Eloy Martinez of Primera Plana --
The Twisted Tongue of the Poet --
Throwing a Cable --
Letter to a Chain Gang --
The Turk's Head --
P.M. Means Post Mortem --
Bites from the Bearded Crocodile --
Lorca the Rainmaker Visits Havana --
Walker Evans: Eye Witness --
Havana Lost and Found --
The Martyrdom of Marti --
Who Killed Calvert Casey? --
Between History and Nothingness --
Asterism --
Lives of a Hero --
The Unknown Political Prisoner --
Prisoners of Devil's Island --
An Old Engraving --
Notable Men in Havana --
Portrait of the Artist as a Commissar --
Quiet Days in Cliche --
Guerrillas in Captivity Alas! --
J'Accuse at the Woodrow Wilson Center --
Cubans Ahoy! --
Cain's Cuba --
Hey Cuba, Hecuba? --
And of My Cuba, What? --
Has Socialism Died? --
What is History, pues? --
Portrait of an Ageing Tyro.
Other Titles: Mea Cuba.
Responsibility: Guillermo Cabrera Infante ; translated from the Spanish by Kenneth Hall with the author.

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Mea Cuba is the passionate but often hilarious political autobiography of one of the greatest Cuban writers of the century. Sharply opinionated and brutally honest, it explores the nature of the Cuban revolution and the lives of those it has involved or affected, from political leaders such as Fulgencio Batista, Che Guevara, and Fidel Castro to writers like Alejo Carpentier, Reinaldo Arenas, and Heberto Padilla. Mea Cuba overflows with Cabrera Infante's brilliant wit and ingenious wordplay. But it is also a deeply moving analysis of the tragedies - and political farces - of our time. Profound, incisive, enlightening, and entertaining, Mea Cuba is at once a revealing memoir and a fascinating exploration of life, politics, and literature in Cuba today.

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