Exiled Memories: A Cuban Childhood / Edition 1

Exiled Memories: A Cuban Childhood / Edition 1

by Pablo Medina
     
 

A happy, middle-class childhood lived in the shadows of sweeping social change and oncoming revolution—such was the experience of novelist Pablo Medina. In this memoir, Medina revisits his curious double world, recalling the pre-revolutionary Cuba of his first twelve years, 1948-1960. His recollections move easily from his childhood adventures to warm… See more details below

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A happy, middle-class childhood lived in the shadows of sweeping social change and oncoming revolution—such was the experience of novelist Pablo Medina. In this memoir, Medina revisits his curious double world, recalling the pre-revolutionary Cuba of his first twelve years, 1948-1960. His recollections move easily from his childhood adventures to warm remembrances of family and friends to his growing awareness of the social conflicts that would ultimately send his family into exile in the United States. Medina also draws on the memories of his elders to extend his memoir back to the Cuban War of Independence and forward through the twentieth century to the fall of the Batista regime, the victory of the Revolution in 1959, and the family's growing disillusionment with the Castro regime. This first paperback edition also includes a new Epilogue describing Medina's visit to Cuba in 1999. 14 black and white photographs, preface, epilogue, glossary.

Author Biography: Pablo Medina is the author of three volumes of poetry and two novels, The Marks of Birth (1994) and The Return of Felix Nogara. He teaches at The New School University in New York City.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892552801
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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