Anything but Love

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Fiction. A sardonic, sexy first novel from the acclaimed Cuban American author Gustavo Perez Firmat. The conflicted protagonist may remind some readers of Peter Tarnopol in Philip Roth's My Life As a Man, and others of Bob Slocum in Joseph Heller's Something Happened, but Perez Firmat has imbued this deft fiction debut with a Cuban American flavor all his own. He is skilled at evoking the richness of a world where humor eases hardship — The New Yorker.

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Overview

Fiction. A sardonic, sexy first novel from the acclaimed Cuban American author Gustavo Perez Firmat. The conflicted protagonist may remind some readers of Peter Tarnopol in Philip Roth's My Life As a Man, and others of Bob Slocum in Joseph Heller's Something Happened, but Perez Firmat has imbued this deft fiction debut with a Cuban American flavor all his own. He is skilled at evoking the richness of a world where humor eases hardship — The New Yorker.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558852952
  • Publisher: Arte Publico Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

A poet, fiction writer, and scholar, Gustavo Pérez Firmat is the author of many books of literary and cultural criticism, among them Tongue Ties, Cincuenta lecciones de exilio y desexilio, My Own Private Cuba, and Life on the Hyphen. He has also written a best-selling memoir, Next Year in Cuba; a novel, Anything But Love; and several collections of poetry, including Bilingual Blues (also published by Bilingual Press). In 1997 Newsweek listed him among "100 Americans to watch for the 21st century" and Hispanic Business Magazine selected him as one of the "100 most influential Hispanics." He is currently the David Feinson Professor of Humanities at Columbia University.

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