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Author: Wendy Gimbel
ISBN: 0679750703
Subcategory: Americas
Pages 248 pages
Publisher Vintage (April 27, 1999)
Language English
Category: History
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Havana Dreams: A Story o. .has been added to your Cart. A fascinating, powerfully evocative story of four generations of Cuban women, through whose lives the author illuminates a vivid picture-both personal and historical-of Cuba in our century. When I want to read a culture," writes Wendy Gimbel in her prologue, "I listen to stories about families, sensing in their contours the substance of larger mysteries. And certainly in the Revuelta family she has found a source of both mystery and revelation.

Wendy Gimbel writes in Havana Dreams: A Story of Cuba A fascinating,powerfully evocative story of four generations of Cuban women, through whose lives the author illuminates a vivid picture – both personal and historical – of Cuba in our century. So says the book jacket. And we know those blurbs are impartial!

Havana Dreams leaves us with an indelible impression of familial obligation and illicit love; of the heady but .

Havana Dreams leaves us with an indelible impression of familial obligation and illicit love; of the heady but doomed romanticism of revolution; and of the profound consequences of Cuba's contemporary history for the ordinary and most intimate lives of its people.

All the main players in Wendy Gimbel's first memoir are steeped in reverie. This is a wonderful book. story of an y cuban family. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 20 years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed this book

This is a wonderful book. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I dont see how anyone can find it boring, and I am not of Cuban descent. Gimbel gives a fascinating picture of 100 years in the life of one Cuban family-and not just any family, since one member had an affair with Fidel Castro and a daughter by him.

A fascinating, powerfully evocative story of four generations of Cuban women, through whose lives the author .

A fascinating, powerfully evocative story of four generations of Cuban women, through whose lives the author illuminates a vivid picture-both personal and historical-of Cuba in our century.

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Alina Fernández Revuelta (born 19 March 1956) is a Cuban anti-communist . Havana Dreams, a Story of Cuba by Wendy Gimbel (Alfred A. Knopf, 1998).

Alina Fernández Revuelta (born 19 March 1956) is a Cuban anti-communist activist. She is the daughter of Fidel Castro and Natalia Revuelta Clews. She is one of the best known Cuban critics of the government of Cuba and her father's and uncle's rule, where she lived until 1993. Part of my family was responsible for a lot of suffering in Cuba - you can't change that," she said. But nobody has the right to offend Fidel's family. Castro's Daughter, An Exile's Memoir of Cuba by Alina Fernandez (St. Martin's Press, 1997).

Wendy Gimbel is an American scholar and author. Havana Dreams: A Story of a Cuban Family

Wendy Gimbel is an American scholar and author. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Mirabella, The Nation, and other sources. Havana Dreams: A Story of a Cuban Family. 47088903X/?tag prabook0b-20. Havana Dreams: A Story of Cuba examines twentieth-century Cuba through the eyes of four generations of women in the same Havana family; it was chosen as one of the New York Times Notable Books of 1998. For many years, Gimbel served on the New York Public Library’s Council of Conservators.

In the Revuelta family saga, Gimbel found the perfect microcosm of the indelible impact of the revolution and Fidel Castro on every Cuban family. Havana Dreams: A Story of Cuba. In the Revuelta family saga, Gimbel found the perfect microcosm of the indelible impact of the revolution and Fidel Castro on every Cuban family.

A fascinating, powerfully evocative story of four generations of Cuban women, through whose lives the author illuminates a vivid picture--both personal and historical--of Cuba in our century."When I want to read a culture," writes Wendy Gimbel in her prologue, "I listen to stories about families, sensing in their contours the substance of larger mysteries." And certainly in the Revuelta family she has found a source of both mystery and revelation. At its center is Naty: born in 1925, educated in the United States, a socialite during the Batista era, who after marriage to a prominent doctor and the birth of a daughter became intoxicated with Castro and his revolution (here, published for the first time, are the letters they exchanged while he was in jail). Though her husband and daughter immigrated to the United States after Castro's victory, Naty remained in Cuba to raise her second child, Castro's unacknowledged daughter, only to be ultimately confronted by his dismissive, withering judgment: "Naty missed the train." Her two daughters, one of whom settles well into life in America, while the other never recovers from her father's intransigent repudiation of her; her granddaughter, who Naty desperately believes will return to Cuba when--not if--Castro is removed from the island; and her mother, an unregenerate reactionary: these are the lives that complete this extraordinary story.Each of the women is irrevocably marked with a part of the island's terrible and poignant tale, and Wendy Gimbel has created a rich and intense narrative of their lives and times. Havana Dreams leaves us with an indelible impression of familial obligation and illicit love; of the heady but doomed romanticism of revolution; and of the profound consequences of Cuba's contemporary history for the ordinary and most intimate lives of its people.From the Hardcover edition.
Atineda
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I dont see how anyone can find it boring, and I am not of Cuban descent. Gimbel gives a fascinating picture of 100 years in the life of one Cuban family-and not just any family, since one member had an affair with Fidel Castro and a daughter by him. Gimbel was not telling the story of her own childhood, and she deserves credit for not letting it interfere with the subject family's story. Her Cuban background and early life in pre-revolutionary Havana does give her credibility and explains her access to these people at all. She gives enough of a historical and geographical persepective of the country to make me want to know more, and her detailed descriptions allow the reader to visualize each scene in detail. This book should not be taken as representative of the entire country over the last century--a different family could probably have told a very different story. The author makes an effort to remain in the background and let the people in the book tell her their feelings. Gimbel has certainly captured my interest with this book.
Brakora
So little is published and known about Fidel Castro, if you are a Cuban living in Cuba that I was delighted to find this book and read about the much "rumored" daughter of Castro. It cements the fact for those who had doubt, that Castro has been a "waste of food" from the beginning. If you had one ounce of regard for this man, please read this and be cured.
Acrobat
I really enjoy this book.
Whitebinder
The story of three generations of a Cuban family which tells about the life in Havana before, during and after the revolution. A well written account for anyone interested in learning more about this Caribbean Island.
Rexfire
Superb book to learn history, using the view of a family who lived it all so close!
Rrd
Excellent. This book gives a vivid picture of Cuba today, with a lot of background on how it got this way.
Gholbithris
A great story written by a great pen and a great heart.
Hailed by the New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year when it was first released, this is a lyrically written chronicle of Cuba as seen through the eyes of the women of a prominent, yet notorious, Cuban family. It is also an elegant narrative of Cuba's past and its present, its good and its bad. Its genesis is the Cuban-American author's own memories of a pre-Castro Cuba of the nineteen forties and fifties, still steeped in its colonial miasma, redolent of family, traditions, and a certain indolence that was reserved for those who lived the life of patrones. I was drawn to this book, as I am also a Cuban-American, and the author's memories in many ways are mine, as well.

I was also intrigued by the intimate portrait of Castro's one time mistress, Naty Revuelta, and the history of her family as set against the backdrop of Cuba. I was interested in how her illicit relationship with a young, fiery revolutionary by the name of Fidel Castro would forever change her life and that of her family. Her family's fortunes and misfortunes parallel those of Cuba itself. Castro's own relationship with his island country would forever change Cuba also, turning it from a colonial paradise for the rich and well-to-do into a crumbling relic from the past, offspring of the mating between heady and romantic revolutionary rhetoric and reality.

Engrossing and memorable in its telling, the author paints a poignant, and fully engaging portrait of Naty, her mother, Dona Natica, a Batista era socialite, and Naty's two daughters, Alina and Nina, one of whom is the fruit of Naty's brief intimate relationship with Castro, the other the daughter of her cuckolded husband. Both her daughters are now expatriates, living in the United States. The story of Naty's family is presented in all its heartbreak and is artfully drawn against the grand panorama of what is modern Cuban history. This is a masterful and luminous book that will appeal to those with an interest in Cuba, as well as to those who enjoy a well-written memoir, steeped in historical context. Bravo!