Dream with no name: contemporary fiction from Cuba
The third book in our award-winning series of contemporary fiction anthologies, Dream With No Name presents some of the best short fiction coming out of Cuba.streets in dreams of a nameless woman who comes to warm him. In "The Great Baro," the saddest man in the world presides over a nation of clowns. "An Unexpected Interlude Between Two Characters" recounts a sexual encounter between two young women at a run-down movie theater. In all the stories collected here, readers will discover Cuba's strong storytelling tradition as well as its diverse culturallegacies.
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Dream with no name: contemporary fiction from CubaAvis d'utilisateur - Book Verdict
This welcome anthology of 19 contemporary short stories includes some famous names--Reinaldo Arenas, Alejo Carpentier--as well as many new to non-Spanish readers. The collection covers the periods before and after the revolution, includes expatriate as well as island writers, and demonstrates Cuba's new acceptance of previously censored subjects--e.g., gay and lesbian love, drugs, and social criticism. Angel Santiesteban Prats's "13th Parallel South" chronicles the aimlessness of young Cuban soldiers in Angola. The title character of Leonardo Padura Fuentes's "The Hunter" prowls Havana's gay scene in search of lost love. In Arturo Arango's Kafkaesque "The Waiting Room," a miniature republic is founded as passengers, waiting two months for a bus that never comes, form an executive committee to distribute food and justice and establish a nighttime free zone to keep sex away from the children. Appropriate for larger collections.--Mary Margaret Benson, Linfield Coll. Lib., McMinnville, OR ...
Review: Dream with No Name: Contemporary Fiction from CubaAvis d'utilisateur - Yvette Ward-Horner - Goodreads
Excellent anthology and well worth a read. The 2nd story in the book, 13th Parallel South, by Angel Santiesteban Prats, is one of the best stories I've read in my life Consulter l'avis complet
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