Tag Archives: Havana

Scary Sounds at Night…

Raising the hairs on the back of your neck from Cuba Truthfully I can’t read Maria Elena Llana’s stories before bed. The offerings in An Address in Havana/ Domicilio habanero (bilingual edition) are just a bit too spooky. Now don’t … Continue reading

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Screams of Pain and Pride

Screams of Pain and Pride: The World According to GH Georgina Herrera, or GH, as she is frequently called by her fans, is not someone that you can keep quiet. And that’s a good thing, if you ask me–and you … Continue reading

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Contretemps in Cuba, or The Saga of the Books

Wednesday, February 11, 2015. When a plane touches down at José Martí National Airport (or to anywhere else from the island), the inevitable but always spontaneous applause and glad shouts make me wonder about their motivation. Are travelers truly that … Continue reading

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Professor Barbara Riess Publishes Translation of Short Stories by Cuban Author María Elena Llana

 Feb. 25, 2015 – Cubanabooks has published a translation by Barbara Riess of an anthology of María Elena Llana’s short stories, An Address in Havana/ Domicilio habanero.   Riess, who is chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages … Continue reading

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On the way to the Fair…

Here I sit in the Miami International Airport, at 12:30 pm, waiting for the flight that is scheduled to leave at 1pm. No, they haven’t started boarding yet. Tomorrow (ojalá) I’ll be at the International Book Fair in La Habana, … Continue reading

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La última novela de Mirta Yáñez es una orden: Sangra por la herida (*)

Sangra por la herida/The Bleeding Wound En la novela de Mirta Yáñez, Sangra por la herida, los personajes van apareciendo, de un modo pudiera decirse casi convencional, sin menoscabar el recurso, en la literatura y en el cine, y casi … Continue reading

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Reflections on The Bleeding Wound – by Zach Rotter

In The Bleeding Wound, Mirta Yáñez casts waves of hopeless shadow over Havana and its crumbling tenements, pockmarked streets, and slowly withering people. Characters move ghostlike through their lives, holding emptiness barely at bay as they slowly stumble closer to … Continue reading

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El Tiempo No Espera A Nadie

El tiempo no espera a nadie. La linealidad del tiempo nos obliga a vivir adelantando y comprender la vida hacia atrás. En el presente muchas cosas no están bajo nuestro control, las fuerzas de la naturaleza siempre nos recuerda de … Continue reading

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Havana is a really big city

Havana is a really big city If you think you have read good short stories–think again; when you read Havana is a really Big City you will fall in love with Mirta Yáñez’s writing. I had already read a short … Continue reading

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Cubanabooks at Salon Profesional in Havana

This week at the International Book Fair in Havana, Cubanabooks officially was introduced to the Cuban reading public. The hordes of people in attendance at the fair on Sunday, February 17th, held at the impressive Cabaña Fortress at the mouth … Continue reading

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