Format:
Book
Author:
Kurlansky, Mark, author.
Title:
Havana : a subtropical delirium / Mark Kurlansky.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2017.
Description:
259 pages ; 23 cm
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subjects:
Kurlansky, Mark.
Kurlansky, Mark.
Americans -- Cuba -- Havana -- Biography.
Americans.
Civilization.
Travel.
Havana (Cuba) -- Civilization.
Havana (Cuba) -- History.
Havana (Cuba) -- Description and travel.
Havana (Cuba) -- Biography.
Cuba -- Havana.
Genre:
Biography.
History.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN:
2016041072
ISBN:
9781632863911
163286391X
Other Number:
948335884
System Availability:
3
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
3
Control Number:
1014434
Call Number:
972.91 KURLANSK
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
3
# System items in:
3