Havana Habit

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Yale University Press
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5.35 X 7.88 X 0.67 inches | 0.63 pounds

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About the Author
A poet, fiction writer, memoirist, and scholar, Gustavo Pérez Firmat is the David Feinson Professor of Humanities at Columbia University.
"Mr. Perez Firmat catalogs the ways in which Cuba has influenced American tastes and infiltrated American culture . . . to suggest the pride of place Havana once had in the American imagination."--Eric Felten, "Wall Street Journal"--Eric Felten "Wall Street Journal "
"A tale of two closely tied cultures, "The Havana Habit" is told with both elan and humor: the author''s take on the latin lover iconography attached to both Fidel and Che is priceless, and like all of this book, both informative and entertaining."--Oscar Hijuelos, author of "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love"
--Oscar Hijuelos
"A must-read, must-teach text filled with revelations about the dysfunctional love affair that has preoccupied the United States and Cuba over the last century. There''s no other book like it on the Cuban-American condition. ""Perez Firmat"" delivers all you ever wanted to know about Cuba but were too American and polite to ask."--Virgil Suarez, author of "90 Miles: New and Selected Poem"s
--Virgil Suarez
"With elegance and dynamism, Perez Firmat traces the power of stereotypes in Americas construction of things Cuban. If Havana stands for Cuba, Cuba stands for Latin America, and there is no other Latin American nation that has left a deeper imprint in the American imagination."--Diana Sorensen, Harvard University
--Diana Sorensen
"A brilliant and engagingly written study whose theoretical sharpness and original and meticulous research show Havana to be a veritable, if unlikely, American icon."--Roberto Ignacio Diaz, University of Southern California

--Roberto Ignacio D az