Dreaming In Cuban

Author: Cristina García
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307798008
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“Impressive . . . [Cristina García’s] story is about three generations of Cuban women and their separate responses to the revolution. Her special feat is to tell it in a style as warm and gentle as the ‘sustaining aromas of vanilla and almond,’ as rhythmic as the music of Beny Moré.”—Time Cristina García’s acclaimed book is the haunting, bittersweet story of a family experiencing a country’s revolution and the revelations that follow. The lives of Celia del Pino and her husband, daughters, and grandchildren mirror the magical realism of Cuba itself, a landscape of beauty and poverty, idealism and corruption. Dreaming in Cuban is “a work that possesses both the intimacy of a Chekov story and the hallucinatory magic of a novel by Gabriel García Márquez” (The New York Times). In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the novel’s original publication, this edition features a new introduction by the author. Praise for Dreaming in Cuban “Remarkable . . . an intricate weaving of dramatic events with the supernatural and the cosmic . . . evocative and lush.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Captures the pain, the distance, the frustrations and the dreams of these family dramas with a vivid, poetic prose.”—The Washington Post “Brilliant . . . With tremendous skill, passion and humor, García just may have written the definitive story of Cuban exiles and some of those they left behind.”—The Denver Post

A Study Guide For Cristina Garcia S Dreaming In Cuban

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410344622
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A Study Guide for Cristina Garcia's "Dreaming in Cuban," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Dreaming In Cuban

Author: Cristina García
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780345381439
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Three generations of the Del Pino family--Cuban expatriates--play out their dreams and dramas in Havana, Brooklyn, and the Cuban seaside in the years between 1972-1980. Reprint.

Cuban Studies 26

Author: Jorge I. Dominguez
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822970446
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Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press since 1985. Founded in 1970, it is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in both English and Spanish, a large book review section, and an exhaustive compilation of recent works in the field.

Cuban American Literature Of Exile

Author: Isabel Alvarez-Borland
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813918136
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The Cuban revolution of 1959 initiated a significant exodus, with more than 700,000 Cubans eventually settling in the United States. This community creates a major part of what is now known as the Cuban diaspora. In Cuban-American Literature of Exile, Isabel Alvarez Borland forces the dialogue between literature and history into the open by focusing on narratives that tell the story of the 1959 exodus and its aftermath. Alvarez Borland pulls together a diverse array of Cuban-American voices writing in both English and Spanish--often from contrasting perspectives and approaches--over several generations and waves of immigration. Writers discussed include Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Reinaldo Arenas, Roberto Fernandez, Achy Obejas, and Cristina Garcia. The author's analysis of their works uncovers a movement from narratives that reflect the personal loss caused by the historical fact of exile, to autobiographical writings that reflect the need to search for a new identity in a new language, to fictions that dramatize the authors' constructed Cuban-American personae. If read collectively, she argues, these sometimes dissimilar texts appear to be in dialogue with one another as they all document a people's quest to reinvent themselves outside their nation of origin. Cuban-American Literature of Exile encourages readers to consider the evolution of Cuban literature in the United States over the last forty years. Alvarez Borland defines a new American literature of Cuban heritage and documents the changing identity of an exiled literature.

Saddling La Gringa

Author: Phillipa Kafka
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313311222
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Latina writers are often sensitive to the discrimination faced by Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Latinas are additionally oppressed because of their gender--because they are women, they hold a subordinate position in Latino culture. This book gives special attention to the role of female cultural "gatekeepers" in novels by contemporary Latina writers. These gatekeepers enforce and perpetuate patriarchal cultural constraints onto future generations of Latinas. The book begins by examining Judith Ortiz Cofer's Silent Dancing, a work which clearly illustrates the role of gatekeepers in perpetuating gendered power relations. It then turns to the works of Christina Garcia, Julia Alvarez, Rosario Ferre, and Magali Garcia Ramis.

Cuban American Literature And Art

Author: Isabel Alvarez Borland
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791493725
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Explores how Cuban Americans negotiate bicultural identities through cultural production.

Generational Traumas In Contemporary Cuban American Literature

Author: Rafael Miguel Montes
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Through a critical examination of a number of artistic, musical, and literary productions created by the children of Cuban exiles, this book defines frameworks with which to discuss second-generation Cuban-American texts. The work analyzes the social and political implications of works produced by several artists all engaged in defining a cultural identity in exile.

Women In Dialogues

Author: Dilek Direnç
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN:
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Women in Dialogue: (M)Uses of Culture results from an international symposium held at Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, in 2006, which brought together scholars from over ten countries, and from multiple academic backgrounds, who share professional interest in women's studies, and, to no less degree, in current women's realities. The book presents a collection of essays united by a common focus on the position of women as objects of cultural production in different geographic, national, and political contexts, as well as the character and typology of women's contribution to cultural activity across the ethnic or religious divide marking the face of contemporary world. The volume comprises two sections: the first, titled "Women in Dialogue," contains contributions which analyze literary representations of women from a variety of perspectives, and from diverse spatial and temporal locations. The second part, titled "(M)Uses of Culture," includes personalized observations by several women writers, of both poetry and fiction, their commentaries on their own work as artists, and their deeply experienced "musings" on the position of women as artists in the world of today. The essays that this volume brings together are varied in subject matter; yet they are connected by the common theme, epitomized in the metaphor of dialogue, as a platform for active, productive communication, leading - on the pages of the book, if not elsewhere - to learning, and mutual understanding.

Latino Literature In America

Author: Bridget A. Kevane
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313317934
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Offering analysis of their most important, popular, and frequently assigned fictional works, this book surveys the contributions of eight notable Latino writers.