Literary Nonfiction. Spanish Language. Memoir. Latino/Latina Studies. "A serious work of literatureas well as a ripping good book...[Perez Firmat] offers us an eloquent, amusing, often moving testament of a long moment in the troubled history of two countries"The Washington Post Book World.
|Publisher:||Arte Publico Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.45(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.62(d)|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a very good read. I was immersed in it because I am a Cuban born American bred from Miami. I could relate to so many things that the author wrote about his own life. I felt I knew the author without ever having met him. Wonderful book Gustavito!