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Reader's Companion To Cuba

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A gathering of some of the best travel writing ever about the most intriguing hot spot in the Caribbean, this book includes work by Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Thomas Merton, Anais Nín, Frederic Remington, James Michener, Tommy Lasorda, and others. The Reader’s Companion to Cuba offers an infinitely more revealing and personal time-lapse “tour” of this complex country than could possibly be offered by any standard guidebook. Map.

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Overview

A gathering of some of the best travel writing ever about the most intriguing hot spot in the Caribbean, this book includes work by Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Thomas Merton, Anais Nín, Frederic Remington, James Michener, Tommy Lasorda, and others. The Reader’s Companion to Cuba offers an infinitely more revealing and personal time-lapse “tour” of this complex country than could possibly be offered by any standard guidebook. Map.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156003674
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/15/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 420
  • Sales rank: 739,138
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Havana, 1859 1
Havana, 1859 27
Havana, 1868 49
Havana, 1899 63
Havana, 1922 71
Havana nights and Cuban color lines, 1930 80
Havana, 1934: Summer with El Hemingway 92
Havana and beyond, 1940: Blinded by the Light 111
Havana, late 1940s: Carnival 123
Havana and the Finca Vigia, 1957: Visiting Hemingway and one-fourth of James Bond 134
Havana and Santiago de Cuba, 1957 147
Havana, 1958: Out on the town with the mob 158
Havana, 1950-1959: Baseball, Batista, and the Bearded Ones 175
Train to Oriente, July 26, 1960: A la Sierra con Fidel! 192
Havana, 1974: Around town with Fidel 212
Havana, 1977: Welcome, tourists! 245
Train Number One: Havana to Santiago and Guantanamo Bay, 1980s 263
Havana and the Finca Vigia, 1985 277
Santiago and beyond, 1987 304
At the beach, Santa Maria and Varadero, 1987 319
Havana, 1990s: The babalawo and the birds 345
Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, and the Bay of Pigs, 1990 354
Holguin, Santiago, Havana, and the beach, 1987-1992 373
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