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Havana Is a Really Big City: and Other Short Stories

Yanez, Mirta

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ISBN 10: 098278600X / ISBN 13: 9780982786000
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Title: Havana Is a Really Big City: and Other Short...

Publisher: Cubanabooks


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Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Women's Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Sara E. Cooper with Victoria L. McCard, Lizabeth Paravizini-Gebert, Claudette Williams, and Leslie Bary. Catherine Davies notes that "Yáñez writes about everyday life in Havana; her chatty, colloquial style full of light-hearted humour, whatever the theme, makes her fiction a delight to read." Yáñez brings a critical and analytical gaze to rest on the culture and society that surrounds her. Her fictional world is complex, her characters are in conflict with themselves and the human condition. However much an ideology or code of ethics might inform her work, Yáñez has always—subtly, yet insistently—questioned and undercut the myth that any official discourse is infallible. Themes of class, race, gender, and sexuality are artfully interwoven in humorous and poignant narratives that make the reader pause to rethink her/his views or assumptions about Cuba and about life.

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Mirta Yáñez (Ph.D. in Philology, University of Havana): A university professor and researcher for many years, more recently she has concentrated fully on her literary writing, journalistic essays, and the promotion of Cuban women writers. Considered one of the most relevant intellectuals of her generation, she has excelled in practically every genre she has tried: poetry, short fiction, novel, and essay. A four-time winner of the National Premio de la Crítica in Cuba, Yáñez has presented lectures and taught courses all over the globe, including in Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Chile, Spain, United States, Great Britain, Poland, Germany, and France. She currently resides in the coastal town of Cojímar, famed as Hemingway's favorite fishing spot, which is located just across the bay from Havana.

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