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Valdés, Zoé 1959-

Works: 142 works in 957 publications in 17 languages and 10,293 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Erotic fiction  Juvenile works  Black humor  Biographical fiction  Sea stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Editor, Other, Conceptor, Composer, Creator
Classifications: PQ7390.V342, 863
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I gave you all I had : a novel by Zoé Valdés( Book )
123 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,303 libraries worldwide
A novel on Cuba featuring Juan and Cuca. He teaches her to kiss, then leaves her when she refuses sex. Eight years later he scores, but has to flee the revolution for Miami, leaving her pregnant. He returns 36 years later, a mobster with a face-lift. She is toothless, but passion wins out. Then he goes to jail
Yocandra in the paradise of nada : a novel of Cuba by Zoé Valdés( Book )
129 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,052 libraries worldwide
"Yocandra, the first-person narrator, was born (like Valdés herself) in Havana in 1959. Now a dispirited, outspoken woman living in Cuba, narrator writes of a reality of 'nothing' that contrasts poignantly with that of a gusana friend in Madrid with whom she exchanges letters. This colloquial, idiomatic translation of La nada cotidiana reflects work's humor and word play. Brief but helpful translator's notes"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Café Nostalgia by Zoé Valdés( Book )
68 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 669 libraries worldwide
"Un collage que reúne - a partes desiguales - la recreación de la vida de un grupo de adolescentes en una Cuba de apagones y abortos, nostalgias de exilio, denuncias políticas, fragmentos eróticos y una historia de amor, tan inverosímil y rocambolesca como sólo puedo suceder en la vida real. El estilo mezcla los juegos de palabras a lo Cabrera Infante con diálogos insulsos, que recuerdan las novelas de la España de los 1950s. Lo cubano y lo cotidiano contrastan con ámbitos parisinos y un tímido afán cosmopolita que no acaba de cuajar"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Dear first love : a novel by Zoé Valdés( Book )
37 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 660 libraries worldwide
One of Cuba's most imaginative young writers presents this tale of one woman's spiritual and sexual reawakening, and a devastating portrayal of the Castro regime. In sensuous language, Valds renders day-to-day life in both urban and rural Cuba, while at the same time exploring the universal themes of love and loss
The weeping woman : a novel by Zoé Valdés( Book )
23 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 516 libraries worldwide
"Winner of the prestigious Azoriń Prize for Fiction, the best-selling novel about love, sacrifice, and Picasso's mistress, Dora Maar. A writer resembling Zoé Valdés--a Cuban exile living in Paris with her husband and young daughter-is preparing a novel on the life of Dora Maar, one of the most promising artists in the Surrealist movement until she met Pablo Picasso. The middle-aged Picasso was already the god of the art world's avant-garde. Dora became his lover, muse, and ultimately, his victim. She became The Weeping Woman captured in his famous portrait, the mistress he betrayed with other mistress-muses, and their affair ended with her commitment to an asylum at the hands of Picasso's friends. The writer's research centers on a mysterious trip to Venice that Dora took fifteen years later, in the company of two young gay men who were admirers of Picasso, including the biographer James Lord. After this episode, Dora cut off contact with the world and secluded herself in her Paris apartment until her death. "After Picasso, God," she would say. What happened in Venice? The more the writer investigates, the more she finds herself implicated in a story of passion taken to the extremes. In The Weeping Woman, prize-winning novelist Zoé Valdés narrates the journey of a woman who would do anything and everything for love."--
El pie de mi padre by Zoé Valdés( Book )
24 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Spanish and French and held by 452 libraries worldwide
A tale about the yearnings of a woman for the father she never knew in the feet of every man she beds
Lobas de mar by Zoé Valdés( Book )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Spanish and French and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Roman historique. Roman d'aventures
Milagro en Miami by Zoé Valdés( Book )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 416 libraries worldwide
French detective Tierno Mesurado travels to Miami at the behest of the wealthy husband of the woman he loves, Iris Arco, a Cuban-born former model, who has been receiving threats that may be connected with her modeling days
La eternidad del instante by Zoé Valdés( Book )
34 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Desde los confines de China hasta las costas cubanas transcurre el viaje del joven MoYing en busca de su padre, el cantante de opera LiYing que anos antes decidio emigrar en busca de fortuna
Traficantes de belleza by Zoé Valdés( Book )
28 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Spanish and French and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Roman fragmenté, où les personnages, aussi différents soient-ils, sont tous portés par la même ambition : trafiquer avec la beauté. Chacun le fait à sa manière et le dénuement dans lequel tous vivent ne fait qu'exacerber leur propension au rêve et à la poésie. En filigrane de ces nouvelles s'imposent la langue orale populaire et la géographie affective de La Havane
La hija del embajador by Zoé Valdés( Book )
37 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Daniela, daughter of the Cuban ambassador to France, becomes involved in an affair with a person of doubtful respectability. Her youth and rebelliousness can only cause problems for everyone
La cazadora de astros by Zoé Valdés( Book )
27 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 297 libraries worldwide
A tale about the passionate and secret life of Remedios Varo, a Spanish surrealist painter, and her magical relationship with a Cuban poet, an outspoken critic of the Castro regime
Sangre azul by Zoé Valdés( Book )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in Spanish and French and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Attys, a young Cuban artist, goes to Paris in search of the painter Gnossis, who introduced her to sex and to the quest for an impossibly perfect shade of blue
Los misterios de la Habana by Zoé Valdés( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 285 libraries worldwide
Una tarde a Habanaguana se le cruzó en su trayecto al río un ser extraño. Su cuerpo apenas se distinguía, enfundado como estaba en corazas metálicas. De debajo del casco le salía una melena rubia, y sus ojos eran del color de las esmeraldas. Empuñaba un pincho puntiagudo en la mano, osea, una lanza, y al ver a Habanagua puso cara de haber descubierto a una diosa. Se arrodilló incluso ante ella
Bailar con la vida by Zoé Valdés( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Spanish and French and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Une romancière cubaine est sollicitée par son éditeur pour écrire un roman érotique. Elle trouve son inspiration en même temps que débute son histoire d'amour avec R. Soler. Elle imagine un triangle amoureux : deux danseurs, Canella et Juan, et un photographe déprimé, Peter. Le mari de Canella est jaloux et elle se retrouve en danger. Mais l'éditeur de la romancière abandonne le projet
Nuevos narradores cubanos by Michi Strausfeld( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Cuerdas para el lince by Zoé Valdés( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 135 libraries worldwide
El todo cotidiano by Zoé Valdés( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Quitter l'enfer cubain pour le paradis parisien? Quelle illusion, vécue par une jeune écrivaine qui faisait déjà partie du ##Néant quotidien## (Actes Sud, 1995). [SDM]
Vagón para fumadores by Zoé Valdés( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in Spanish and French and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Troisième recueil de poèmes de l'auteure. Ni attendrissements ni fioritures dans cette poésie qui raille, et célèbre l'amour fornicateur ("Je vis, amoureuse comme une chienne rêveuse", p. 13), et évoque Cuba aimée-détestée. Une insolence caracolante; "une langue âpre et festive". [SDM]
Los aretes de la luna by Zoé Valdés( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Franky, Jenny og legekammeraten Luna er 7, 6 og 4 år. De bor ved stranden på Cuba. Vi hører om deres lege og drømme og om, da Luna fik et par magiske øreringe, lavet af sukkerrør og med facon som stjerner
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Alternative Names
Valdés Zoé
Zoé Valdés Cuban writer
Zoé Valdés cubansk skribent
Zoé Valdés escriptora cubana
Zoé Valdés kubanische Schriftstellerin
Zoé Valdés kubansk författare
Zoé Valdés kubansk skribent
Zoé Valdés schrijfster uit Cuba
Zoé Valdésová
Зоэ Вальдес
Соэ Вальдэс
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