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Havana : A Subtropical Delirium - Large Print by Mark Kurlansky (Hardcover)

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"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'sown 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 Carpentierand Josâe Martâi, 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"--
Edition: Large Print
Number of Pages: 309
Genre: Travel, History
Series Title: Thorndike Press Large Print Popular and Narrative Nonfiction Series
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Language: English
Street Date: April 19, 2017
TCIN: 52152654
UPC: 9781410499233
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-5494
$30.39
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