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Boston; Bulfinch Press, 2003, 1st edition, 0821228081. Hardcover, oversize oblong 4to, 200pp, fine in a very good plus dust jacket with only the slightest shelf wear. Gift quality. An an honest, balanced portrayal of the complex realities of modern Cuban life as described by 15 different authors and photographed by 15 different photographers. A gorgeous, remarkable and timely book with an introduction by William Kennedy and an Epilogue by Arthur Miller. Travel discovery Cuba history contemporary life Hispanic culture Cubano Cubans.
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Publishers Weekly, 2003-04-14 As Kennedy explains, this collection of essays and photographs by Cubans, Cubans in exile and interested Americans isn't so much about the politics of Cuba as "the consequence of politics to Cuba." While its structure is simple enough-short essays on themes like spirituality, the new middle class and rural life coupled with sets of photos, introduced by artists' statements-its texture is delightfully varied and idiosyncratic. In playwright Abelardo Estorino's comical "I Smoke Marlboros," a well-meaning gringo, a revolutionary servant and her formerly upper-class employer cross wits. The entry on Cuban music is a pastiche of interviews with stars Chucho Valdes and El Tosco, who both segue seamlessly into politics and history as they discuss music. There are straightforward autobiographical reflections, like Achy Obejas's thoughts on returning to Cuba and being mistaken for an American, and more philosophical meditations, such as Eduardo Rodriguez's essay on being a "casual stroller" through Old Havana's restorations and ruins. The photos following each entry are related thematically, but could stand alone as visual essays. Some, like Kattia Garcia Fayat's "Women in the New Cuba," speak a sensual language, where the subjects' gestures and postures communicate volumes; others, like Manuel Pina's offerings, unpeel time in the falling paint from walls and the frozen dignity of a once elegant parlor. The kaleidoscope of images-Virginia Beahan's breathtakingly empty landscapes, Sylvia Plachy's vibrant urban scenes, Abelardo Morell's haunting camera obscura projections of cityscapes on interiors-will open readers' eyes to a country not so much "third world" as "other world." (May 20) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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