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Pájaro de cuenta By Manuel Ballagas
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¿Quién mató a Virgilio Piñera, padre del teatro moderno cubano? ¿Un simple ataque cardiaco o la Seguridad del Estado? ¿O fueron la indeferencia y la... More > complicidad de sus colegas aterrorizados? En Pájaro de Cuenta, el autor ofrece una versión alterna de los penúltimos días de Piñera -o alguien que se llama como él-, en que la ficción se mezcla con la realidad –y muchas veces la suplanta- para arrojar nueva luz sobre el llamado Quinquenio Gris, uno de los períodos más siniestros de la vida cubana bajo el régimen de Fidel Castro.< Less
Malas lenguas By Manuel Ballagas
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Someone experiences a sex change on a round trip to Havana. Somebody else switches passports, never to return. Yet one more visits his former home in Cuba and bumps into a peculiar tenant. The... More > stories in Malas lenguas are the narrative of the comings and goings of a never ending, banal exile, threaded with the salt of rotten memories.< Less
Ensayos escogidos. Emilio Ballagas. Edición autorizada By Emilio Ballagas
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Provocative essays on poetry, ballet, and Cuban and world literature by one of Cuba's and Latin America's greatest poets. The only edition authorized by the late poet's estate.
Confessions of an Elderly Young Man By Manuel Ballagas
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"Trapped in history in such a small place." Such was the poet Allen Ginsberg's characterization of the lives of Cuban intellectuals in the mid 60s, when he visited the island, from where he... More > was deported after a couple of months. Ginsberg's presence in Cuba unchained a wave of political repression in which Fidel Castro himself ordered a publishing house closed and all its books banned. A Cuban writer reflects on those days and the role his first book, written when he was in his teens, played in that scenario.< Less
Pájaro de cuenta By Manuel Ballagas
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¿Quién mató a Virgilio Piñera, padre del teatro moderno cubano? ¿Un simple ataque cardiaco o la Seguridad del Estado? ¿O fueron la indeferencia y la... More > complicidad de sus colegas aterrorizados? En Pájaro de Cuenta, el autor ofrece una versión alterna de los penúltimos días de Piñera, en que la ficción se mezcla con la realidad –y muchas veces la suplanta- para arrojar nueva luz sobre el llamado Quinquenio Gris, uno de los períodos más siniestros de la vida cubana bajo el régimen de Fidel Castro.< Less
Obra poética de Emilio Ballagas Edición autorizada By Manuel Ballagas
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Published posthumously in Havana, the Obra Poetica de Emilio Ballagas was out of print for fifty-seven years. It is the most comprehensive collection of the works of one of Cuba’s –and... More > Latin America’s– greatest poets, including scattered verse not published in book form during the author’s life. Since then, only a few spurious collections of Ballagas’ poetry have been published both in the island and abroad. This edition is not only true to the original Obra Poetica but the only one authorized by the late poet’s estate. The back cover features a never before published photo of Ballagas in Paris, during the 30s. The preface and selection are the work of the poet’s son, Manuel Ballagas.< Less
Descansa Cuando te Mueras By Manuel Ballagas
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Meet Manny, a character you will never forget. He's a perennial refugee in La Saguesera, Little Havana's hottest spot, and his adventures are as deadly as funny. It seems that he will only rest when... More > he dies.< Less
Newcomer By Manuel Ballagas
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'Newcomer' opens an uncanny window to the hopes and struggles of newly-arrived immigrants in the United States. With a language that combines humor and wit, Manuel Ballagas looks back at his first... More > years in America, and reflects on all the hard work it took him to succeed as a journalist.< Less
Cuando Llegué By Manuel Ballagas
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From the Cuban port of Mariel to the newsroom of The Wall Street Journal. Such is the professional success story Manuel Ballagas wants to share with other immigrants who -like him, years ago- are now... More > newcomers in the Land of Opportunities.< Less