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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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 portrait of the long-elusive city
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
972.91/23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1799.H35
LC item number
K87 2017b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
Havana : a subtropical delirium, Mark Kurlansky
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Havana : a subtropical delirium, Mark Kurlansky
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-305)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A black-and-white feast -- Change -- The hated sea -- Danger of a black city -- Cecilia's fire and sugar -- Beyond the wall -- The monster -- The death it has given us -- The twenty-six-flavor revolution -- The mulata returns -- The sound of an African city -- Frozen in the tropics -- Sunny side up -- How to argue in Havana -- Epilogue: The nocout
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ocn967201481
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
309 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410499233
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017001223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)967201481

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