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The Resource 33 revolutions, Canek Sánchez Guevara ; translated from the Spanish by Howard Curtis

33 revolutions, Canek Sánchez Guevara ; translated from the Spanish by Howard Curtis

Label
33 revolutions
Title
33 revolutions
Statement of responsibility
Canek Sánchez Guevara ; translated from the Spanish by Howard Curtis
Title variation
Thirty-three revolutions
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
The hero of this mordant portrayal of life in contemporary Cuba is a black Cuban whose parents were enthusiastic supporters of the Castro Revolution. His father, however, having fallen foul of the regime, is accused of embezzlement and dies of a stroke. Following her husband's death, his mother flees the country and settles in Madrid. Our hero separates from his wife and now spends much of his time in the company of his Russian neighbour, from whom he discovers the pleasures of reading. The books he reads gradually open his eyes to the incongruity between party slogans and the gray oppressive reality that surrounds him: the office routine; the daily complaints of his colleagues about problems big and small; his own obsessive thoughts which circulate like a broken record. Every day he photographs the spontaneous eruptions of dissent on the streets and witnesses the sad spectacle of young people crowding onto makeshift rafts and leaving the island. Every night he suffers from Kafkaesque nightmares in which he is arrested and tried for unknown crimes. His disappointment and delusion grow until a day comes when he declares his unwillingness to become an informer, and his real troubles begin. 33 Revolutions is a candid and moving story about the disappointments of a generation that believed in the ideals of the Castro Revolution. it is a unique look into the lives of ordinary people in Cuba over the past five decades and a stylish work of fiction about a young man's awakening
Member of
Summary
Che Guevara's grandson presents a humorous, surreal and touching tale about the absurdities of life in Castro's Cuba
Storyline
Tone
Character
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10532606
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Sánchez Guevara, Canek
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
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Curtis, Howard
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True
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  • Young men
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
Target audience
adult
Label
33 revolutions, Canek Sánchez Guevara ; translated from the Spanish by Howard Curtis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as 33 revoluciones
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058984462
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9781609453480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945483048
Label
33 revolutions, Canek Sánchez Guevara ; translated from the Spanish by Howard Curtis
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as 33 revoluciones
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058984462
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9781609453480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945483048

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