Cuba on the Verge: 12 Writers on Continuity and Change in Havana and Across the Country


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Ecco Press
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5.8 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Leila Guerriero is an Argentine journalist and editor whose work has appeared in magazines and journals all over the world, including Argentina's La Nacion and Rolling Stone and Spain's El Pais and Vanity Fair. She is the Latin American editor for Gatopardo and has published a number of books, including Los suicidios del fin del mundo (The Suicides at the End of the World) and A Simple Story: The Last Malambo. Other contributors: Wendy Guerra; Leonardo Padura; Francisco Goldman; Jon Lee Anderson; Mauricio Vincent; Abraham Jimenez Enoa; Patricia Engel; Patricio Fernandez; Carlos Manuel Alvarez; Ivan de la Nuez; Vladimir Cruz; Ruben Gallo.


"[An] anthology of stupendously astute essays...Guerriero's meticulously curated dozen essays offers an irresistibly beckoning window onto a nation just 90 miles from American shores, though far away in practice and culture."--Booklist (starred review)
"These essays speak to and against one another, they cannot be politically aligned, and that is all as it should be - but what unites them is brilliant writing, a depth of intelligence, and a desire to pull us down from fantastic abstractions to the level of the human."--Justin Torres, author of We the Animals
"[A] fascinating anthology . . . Not quite a travelogue, this appealing volume will nevertheless satisfy any Americans wanting to be transported into the lives and experiences of real Cubans."--Publishers Weekly
"This fascinating collection of essays explores Cuba's modern transformation, tackling topics from politics to music to baseball. You'll find yourself both informed and entertained."--Paste Magazine
"[An] excellent new anthology."--New York Review of Books
"...This anthology captures much of the broad, surreal spectrum of experience possible on the world's most complex and controversial island."--Alex Mar, author of Witches of America