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eBook Cuba on the Verge: An Island in Transition ePub

by Terry McCoy,William Kennedy,Arthur Miller

  • ISBN: 0821228021
  • Category: Caribbean
  • Subcategory: Travels
  • Author: Terry McCoy,William Kennedy,Arthur Miller
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bulfinch; 1 edition (May 20, 2003)
  • Pages: 200
  • ePub book: 1474 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1335 kb
  • Other: txt doc lrf lit
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 293

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by Terry McCoy (Author), William Kennedy (Author), Arthur Miller (Author) & 0 more. Contributors range from novelist Russell Banks and playwright Arthur Miller to Cuban poets like Nancy Morejón and Reina María Rodríguez.

by Terry McCoy (Author), William Kennedy (Author), Arthur Miller (Author) & 0 more. ISBN-13: 978-0821228029. Some essays are memory pieces, while others are more objective observations.

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Terry McCoy, William Kennedy, Arthur Miller

Terry McCoy, William Kennedy, Arthur Miller. A provocative, revolutionary collection of photographs and essays-on such topics as Afro-Cuban culture, rural life, the role of women, sex, and Santería-reveals Cuba in all its transformative splendor, a Caribbean pupae preparing to burst forth into new life. 30,000 first printing.

Although Falcoff cannot find much romance in Cuba, Cuba on the Verge certainly does

For a road map to the future of . Cuban relations, Falcoff's is an odd book. Although Falcoff cannot find much romance in Cuba, Cuba on the Verge certainly does. But then Falcoff would not be surprised: its contributors are all charter members of his "dewy-eyed" brigade. On full display here are what William Kennedy describes in the book's introduction as the "mythic landscapes" of the revolution. These accompany vivid portrayals, in photographs and text, of what Cuba looks and feels like today.

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John Arthur Kennedy (February 17, 1914 – January 5, 1990) was an American stage and film actor known for his versatility in supporting film roles and his ability to create "an exceptional honesty and naturalness on stage", especially in th. .

John Arthur Kennedy (February 17, 1914 – January 5, 1990) was an American stage and film actor known for his versatility in supporting film roles and his ability to create "an exceptional honesty and naturalness on stage", especially in the original casts of Arthur Miller plays on Broadway. He won the 1949 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Miller's Death of a Salesman.

Introduction by William Kennedy Bulfinch Press, New York 2003

Cuba on the Verge: An Island in Transition. Introduction by William Kennedy Bulfinch Press, New York 2003. As Kennedy explains, this collection of essays and photographs by Cubans, Cubans in exile and interested Americans isn’t so much about the politics of Cuba as ‘the consequence of politics to Cuba. While its structure is simple enough-short essays on themes like spirituality, the new middle class and rural life coupled with sets of photos, introduced by artists’ statements-its texture is delightfully varied and idiosyncratic.

Works by fourteen Cuban, American, and Cuban-American artists and photographers on this transitional period in Cuba's history. Ernesto Bazan, Virginia Beahan, Carlos Garaicoa, Abelardo Morell, Manuel Pina, Carrie Mae Weems, and more. Curated by Terry McCoy. Hours & Admissions.

We were, apart from my wife and myself, William Luers, former head of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and ambassador first to Venezuela and later to Czechoslovakia, and his wife, Wendy, a committed human rights activist; novelist William Styron and his wife, Rose; book agent Morton Janklow and his wife, Linda; and Patty Cisneros, philanthropist organizer of a foundation to save. The only nonspeakers of Spanish were the Styrons, Janklows and I.

A provocative, revolutionary collection of photographs and essays--on such topics as Afro-Cuban culture, rural life, the role of women, sex, and SanterÍa--reveals Cuba in all its transformative splendor, a Caribbean pupae preparing to burst forth into new life. 30,000 first printing.

Comments

Natety Natety
As a traveler who has been mesmerized by Cuba through literature and film, I am filled with images of the country's idiosyncratic, seemingly incompatible mix of a totalitarian regime and a life-loving people. Editor Terry McCoy has done a superb job of capturing the precarious balancing act pervasive in contemporary Cuban life with this coffee table tome of photographs and essays. She thoughtfully organizes an intensely complex subject into themes relating to the country's art, music, ethnic makeup and local customs. Contributors range from novelist Russell Banks and playwright Arthur Miller to Cuban poets like Nancy Morejón and Reina María Rodríguez.

Some essays are memory pieces, while others are more objective observations. Yet, all add up to a vividly rendered tapestry complemented by the stunning photographs. Among my favorite sections are Pablo Medina's "A Brief History of Exile", in which he discovers his Cuban identity, and Carrie Mae Weems' combination of poetry & photos, "Ritual and Revolution". This book has a particular resonance given the ongoing effects of the U.S. trade embargo on the Cuban economy. For over forty years, Cuba has had to make do with native ingenuity, a powerful sense of life affirmation and a quiet but palpable sense of desperation. All these elements are captured with acuity in this evocative book, probably the next best thing to being able to visit. I recommend reading Richard Gott's "Cuba: A New History" as a complementary piece to give you a fuller portrayal of this endlessly fascinating country.
unmasked unmasked
I bought this book for a Cuban friend of my, who is very knowledgeable about his country. He loves Cuba but is realistic about it as well. He was so thrilled with the amazing pictures in this book, he still thanks me. An as a photographer, I agree that the life and passion of Cuba is conveyed beautifully. As for a previous review: Just because people currently live in the US doesn't mean they haven't lived and traveled elsewhere.
JOGETIME JOGETIME
Well, I feel some deception because the cover with that beautiful image wasn't include with the book.
Thorgahuginn Thorgahuginn
A huge & quietly engrossing collection of essays & pictures by leading Cuban & American writers & photographers, offering unique insights into life in this fabled island nation.
Each essay & photo series delights--thinking men & observant women--about rituals & revolution; of struggling for love & beauty; the music of Cuba, focusing on Chucho Valdés; sugar mills & tobacco farms; the faces of change; life among the ruins; the emerging middle class; of being born too late for the revolution; of landscapes & mythology; how a Cuban comes home; letters from exile.
From the pens of Jon Lee Anderson; Russell Banks; Avilio Estévez; Abelarde Estorino; Cristina Garcia; Pablo Medina; Ana Menéndez; Mayra Montero; Nancy Morejón; Achy Obejas; Susan Orlean; Hugo Perez; Antonio José Ponte; Eduardo Luis Rodriguez & Reina Maria Rodriguez.
From the cameras of Niurka Barroso; Ernesto Bazan; Virginia Beahan; Carlos Garaicoa; Kastia Garcia Fayat; Abigail Gonzáles; Andrew Moore; Inge Morath; Abelardo Morell; René Peña; Manuel Piña; Silvia Plachy; Adalberto Roque; Fazal Sheikh & Carrie Mae Weems.
William Kennedy's Introduction is written in the style of a Miami newsman, who has written about Cuba for decades & now at last he's going to the "incipient phoenix, an exotic ambiguity...one of the major social experiments of the twentieth century..." & his excitement is palpable.
Playwright Arthur Miller's Epilogue is rich in impressions & American points of view of an encounter with The Leader, President Fidel Castro.
Rich Vulture Rich Vulture
If you look at something from enough different angles, you begin to sense what it is truly like. That is the overarching strategy of this wondrous book. Multi-faceted Cuba is seen through the eyes of greatly gifted writers and photographers, each with his or her own unique relationship with and idiosyncratic take on the island. The strategy succeeds brilliantly. Paradoxes and trade-offs are subtly explored, for example, between the blessings of free education and health care versus constraints on the ability to pursue dreams. You get not only to understand but also to feel the sensuous physical beauty of the place and the strains of Cuba's love/hate relationship with the U.S.. After spending time with this book, I feel as if I had actually been there and am left with a longing to go.
Pryl Pryl
We were drawn to the title of this book simply because of our interest in Cuba and its history and hardships. Hoping to someday visit, we were intrigued by the visual and literary representation of the story. The photography is provocative with components of sadness and pride evident in the faces that are looking back at the camera. What is remarkable is the tragedy of a once beautiful country. The destruction of Cuba and the hopelessness of its people are vividly depicted. Yet the pride and strength that is intrinsic to Cuba's culture fosters growth and change.
Samutilar Samutilar
The book is fantastic! I traveled to Cuba as a student for six weeks in 2003, and I am always looking for photos and literature that capture today's Cuba in the truest light. This is one of those...

(FYI: It is only very recently that almost all travel for US citizens to Cuba has been restricted, and many people still manage to go illegally. Like I said, I went in 2003 as a student with permission from the US government...and now I search constantly for a way to go back, but so far I have not had any luck.)