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ISBN-10: 0140066365
ISBN-13: 9780140066364
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 07/07/1987
Dimensions: 7.78" L, 5.12" W, 0.96" H

Farewell to the Sea: A Novel of Cuba

Translator: Andrew Hurley
Introduction by: Thomas Colchie

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Price: $18.00

Overview

…a passionate indictment of tyranny. — The New Yorker

Twice confiscated by Cuban authorities and rewritten from memory, this is Arenas’ most celebrated novel

In this brilliant, apocalyptic vision of Castro’s Cuba, we meet a young couple who leave the dreariness of Havana and spend six days at a small seaside retreat, where they hope to recapture the desire and carefree spirit that once united them. In a stunning juxtaposition of narrative voices, the wife recounts the grim reality of her marriage, the demands of motherhood, and her loss of freedom, innocence, and hope; while her husband, a disillusioned poet and disenchanted revolutionary, recalls his political struggles and laments the artistic and homosexual freedom that has been denied him. Rich in hallucination, myth and fantasy, Farewell to the Sea is a fierce and unforgettable work that speaks for the entire human condition.

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...a passionate indictment of tyranny. – The New Yorker

...this is a horrifying description of life in Cuba todayand one of the best descriptions to date of life in a Communist country. -- Publishers Weekly

... bears powerful witness to the continuing, adventurous elegance of Cuban writing. – Kirkus Reviews

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Details

ISBN-10: 0140066365
ISBN-13: 9780140066364
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 07/07/1987
Dimensions: 7.78" L, 5.12" W, 0.96" H
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