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The Resource Havana : a subtropical delirium, Mark Kurlansky

Havana : a subtropical delirium, Mark Kurlansky

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Havana : a subtropical delirium
Title
Havana
Title remainder
a subtropical delirium
Statement of responsibility
Mark Kurlansky
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city's singular music, literature, baseball, and food; its five centuries of outstanding, neglected architecture; and its extraordinary blend of cultures. Like all great cities, Havana has a rich history that informs the vibrant place it is today--from the native Taino to Columbus's landing, from Cuba's status as a U.S. protectorate to Batista's dictatorship and Castro's revolution, from Soviet presence to the welcoming of capitalist tourism. Havana is a place of extremes: a beautifully restored colonial city whose cobblestone streets pass through areas that have not been painted or repaired since the revolution. Kurlansky shows Havana through the eyes of Cuban writers, such as Alejo Carpentier and José Martí, and foreigners, including Graham Greene and Hemingway. He introduces us to Cuban baseball and its highly opinionated fans; the city's music scene, alive with the rhythm of Son; its culinary legacy. Once the only country Americans couldn't visit, Cuba is now opening to us, as is Havana, not only by plane or boat but also through Mark Kurlansky's multilayered and electrifying portrait of the long-elusive city"--
Summary
Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky, who wrote the bestesellers Salt and Cod, here turns his keen eye to the beloved city he's been visiting for 30 years: Havana, Cuba. In this adoring travelogue/history, Kurlansky shares personal stories and offers details about the 500-year-old Caribbean city's past and present, people, culture, sports, and music, as well as its appearances in art and literature (yes, Hemingway is discussed). Havana is a complex place, and if you want a talented guide to help you understand this elegant yet downtrodden city, pick up Havana, which includes not only recipes but pen-and-ink drawings by the talented author. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10556556
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kurlansky, Mark
Dewey number
972.91
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kurlansky, Mark
  • Americans
  • Havana (Cuba)
  • Havana (Cuba)
  • Havana (Cuba)
  • Havana (Cuba)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a subtropical delirium
Label
Havana : a subtropical delirium, Mark Kurlansky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000059552358
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781632863911
Lccn
2016041072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948335884
Label
Havana : a subtropical delirium, Mark Kurlansky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000059552358
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781632863911
Lccn
2016041072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948335884

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