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The Havana habit, Gustavo Pérez Firmat

Label
The Havana habit
Title
The Havana habit
Statement of responsibility
Gustavo Pérez Firmat
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cuba, an island 750 miles long, with a population of about 11 million, lies less than 100 miles off the U.S. coast. Yet the island's influences on America's cultural imagination are extensive and deeply ingrained. In this book the author probes the importance of Havana, and of greater Cuba, in the cultural history of the United States. Through books, advertisements, travel guides, films, and music, he demonstrates the influence of the island on almost two centuries of American life. From John Quincy Adams's comparison of Cuba to an apple ready to drop into America's lap, to the latest episodes in the lives of the "comic comandantes and exotic exiles," and to such notable Cuban exports as the rumba and the mambo, cigars and mojitos, the Cuba that emerges from these pages is a locale that Cubans and Americans have jointly imagined and inhabited. The book deftly illustrates what makes Cuba, as the author writes, "so near and yet so foreign."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pérez Firmat, Gustavo
Dewey number
306.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.P483 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • National characteristics, Cuban
  • Americans
  • United States
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Havana (Cuba)
Label
The Havana habit, Gustavo Pérez Firmat
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: so near and yet so foreign -- America's smartest city -- A little rumba numba -- Music for the eyes -- Mad for mambo -- Cuba in Apt. 3-B -- Dirges in bolero time -- Comic comandantes, exotic exiles -- A taste of Cuba -- Epilogue: Adams's apple
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 245 p.
Isbn
9780300141320
Isbn Type
(clothbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017498
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn601346826
  • (OCoLC)601346826
Label
The Havana habit, Gustavo Pérez Firmat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: so near and yet so foreign -- America's smartest city -- A little rumba numba -- Music for the eyes -- Mad for mambo -- Cuba in Apt. 3-B -- Dirges in bolero time -- Comic comandantes, exotic exiles -- A taste of Cuba -- Epilogue: Adams's apple
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 245 p.
Isbn
9780300141320
Isbn Type
(clothbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017498
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn601346826
  • (OCoLC)601346826

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