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The Resource 33 revolutions, Canek Sanchez Guevara ; translated from the Spanish by Howard Curtis

33 revolutions, Canek Sanchez Guevara ; translated from the Spanish by Howard Curtis

Label
33 revolutions
Title
33 revolutions
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Canek Sanchez Guevara ; translated from the Spanish by Howard Curtis
Title variation
Thirty-three revolutions
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
The hero of this mordant portrayal of life in contemporary Cuba is a black Cuban whose parents were enthusiastic supporters of the Castro Revolution. His father, however, having fallen foul of the regime, is accused of embezzlement and dies of a stroke. Following her husband's death, his mother flees the country and settles in Madrid. Our hero separates from his wife and now spends much of his time in the company of his Russian neighbor, from whom he discovers the pleasures of reading. The books he reads gradually open his eyes to the incongruity between party slogans and the gray oppressive reality that surrounds him: the office routine; the daily complaints of his colleagues about problems big and small; his own obsessive thoughts which circulate like a broken record. Every day he photographs the spontaneous eruptions of dissent on the streets and witnesses the sad spectacle of young people crowding onto makeshift rafts and leaving the island. Every night he suffers from Kafkaesque nightmares in which he is arrested and tried for unknown crimes. His disappointment and delusion grow until a day comes when he declares his unwillingness to become an informer, and his real troubles begin. 33 Revolutions is a candid and moving story about the disappointments of a generation that believed in the ideals of the Castro Revolution. it is a unique look into the lives of ordinary people in Cuba over the past five decades and a stylish work of fiction about a young man's awakening
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YDXCP
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Sanchez Guevara, Canek
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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1949-
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Curtis, Howard
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  • Young men
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
Label
33 revolutions, Canek Sanchez Guevara ; translated from the Spanish by Howard Curtis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Original title: 33 revoluciones
Control code
19404573
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9781609453480
Lccn
2016298124
Label
33 revolutions, Canek Sanchez Guevara ; translated from the Spanish by Howard Curtis
Publication
Note
Original title: 33 revoluciones
Control code
19404573
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9781609453480
Lccn
2016298124

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