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The Havana habit

Gustavo PГ©rez Firmat

The Havana habit

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social life and customs,
  • In popular culture,
  • Cuban influences,
  • Civilization,
  • Cuban National characteristics,
  • Americans,
  • Travel,
  • Popular culture,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementGustavo Pérez Firmat
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE169.12 .P483 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 245 p.
    Number of Pages245
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27122377M
    ISBN 100300141327
    ISBN 109780300141320
    LC Control Number2010017498
    OCLC/WorldCa601346826

    The Havana Habit. London: Yale University Press, A book detailing the intricate cultures of Havana and the many habits of the city, not just cigars. Outlined many of Havana’s main cultural attractions in a way that felt first hand. Excellent source for cultural insight. Hill, Matthew J.


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In the engaging and wide-ranging Havana Habit, writer and scholar Gustavo Pérez Firmat probes the importance of Havana, and of greater Cuba, in the cultural history of the United States. Through books, advertisements, travel guides, films, and music, he demonstrates the influence of the island on almost two centuries of American by: 4.

Book Review: 'The Havana Habit,' By Gustavo Pérez Firmat | This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba.

Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco. The Havana Habit comes at an apropos time. Castro helped us to kick the slinky Havana habit back in the 60's but it looks like its back: Cuba out of the closet.

Colombia professor and poet Gustavo Pérez Firmat marshals an impressive compendium of Cubas outsized cultural impact on the Neighbor to the North, especially in music, dance, film, and /5. In the course of a hundred years—roughly betweenthe s and s—Americans developed what Frederic Remington,a correspondent in Cuba during the Spanish-AmericanWar, called the "Havana habit Author: Gustavo Perez Firmat.

“A tale of two closely tied cultures, The Havana Habit is told with both élan and humor: the author's take on the latin lover iconography attached to both Fidel and Che is priceless, and like all of this book, both informative and entertaining.”—Oscar Hijuelos, author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love5/5(1).

The Havana Habit deftly illustrates what makes Cuba, as Pérez Firmat writes, “so near and yet so foreign.” A poet, fiction writer, memoirist, and scholar, Gustavo Pérez Firmat is the David Feinson Professor of Humanities at Columbia University. A tale of two closely tied cultures, The Havana Habit is told with both élan and humor: the author's take on the latin lover iconography attached to both Fidel and Che is priceless, and like all of this book, both informative and entertaining.(Oscar Hijuelos.

Cuba, an island miles long, with a population of about 11 million, lies less than miles off the U.S. coast. Yet the island’s influences on America’s cultural imagination are extensive and deeply the engaging and wide-ranging Havana Habit, writer and scholar Gustavo Pérez Firmat probes the importance of Havana, and of greater Cuba, in the 4/5(1).

In the engaging and wide-ranging Havana Habit, writer and scholar Gustavo Pérez Firmat probes the importance of Havana, and of greater Cuba, in the cultural history of the United States.

Through books, advertisements, travel guides, films, and music, he demonstrates the influence of the island on almost two centuries of American life. In the engaging and wide-rangingHavana Habit,writer and scholar Gustavo Pérez Firmat probes the importance of Havana, and of greater Cuba, in the cultural history of the United The Havana habit book.

Through books, advertisements, travel guides, films, and music, he demonstrates the influence of the island on almost two centuries of American life. As Cuban-American poet and professor Gustavo Pérez Firmat notes in "The Havana Habit," Cuba beckoned in part because it was eminently exotic and Author: Eric Felten.

The Havana Habit deftly illustrates what makes Cuba, as Pérez Firmat writes, “so near and yet so foreign.” About the Author A poet, fiction writer, memoirist, and scholar, Gustavo Pérez Firmat is the David Feinson Professor of Humanities at Columbia University.

“A tale of two closely tied cultures, The Havana Habit is told with both élan and humor: the author''s take on the latin lover iconography attached to both Fidel and Che is priceless, and like all of this book, both informative and entertaining.”—Oscar Hijuelos, author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love-Oscar Hijuelos “A must-read, must-teach text filled with revelations about.

Get this from a library. The Havana habit. [Gustavo Pérez Firmat] -- Cuba, an island miles long, with a population of about 11 million, lies less than miles off the U.S.

coast. Yet the island's influences on America's cultural imagination are extensive and. Despite these minor areas of weakness, this is a book that lays out, almost effortlessly, a fascinating analysis of an imagined Havana as focus of an equally fictional Cuba.

Each chapter is written with a lightness of touch, elegance of style, affection, and gentle humor which makes The Havana Habit a pleasure to read. Each fascinating detail Author: Par Kumaraswami. The Havana habit / Gustavo Pérez Firmat.

Format Book Published New Haven: Yale University Press, c Description x, p.: ill. ; 22 cm. Notes Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents. Introduction: so near and yet so foreign America's smartest city. In the engaging and wide-ranging Havana Habit, writer and scholar Gustavo Pérez Firmat probes the importance of Havana, and of greater Cuba, in the cultural history of the United States.

Through books, advertisements, travel guides, films, and music, he demonstrates the influence of the island on almost two centuries of American : Yale University Press. Cuba, an island miles long, with a population of about 11 million, lies less than miles off the U.S.

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Books set in Havana: [Next Year in Havana, Our Man in Havana, To Have and Have Not, Homo Faber, A Heart So White, Waiting for Snow in Havana. If you are one of those dying to go or eager to return, The Havana Habit explains why.

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If you are one of those dying to go or eager to return, "The Havana Habit" explains why. It makes for a travel guide like no other, uncovering the mystique of Cuba - past, present and future.

The distinguished contributors-the Havana All-Stars-explore the body and soul of the Cuban capital with passion and insight."- Gustavo Pérez Firmat, author of The Havana Habit, â A superb collection of provocative, wide-ranging essays on what used to be, and soon will be again, Americaâ s favorite foreign city.

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,09 km from Havana to Cremerie de Paris, Telecom Hotspot sincehome of the Phone Book of the World, iconic Pop Up Store Location. Poet and scholar Gustavo Pérez Firmat was born in Havana, Cuba and grew up in Miami, Florida. He earned a BA from the University of Miami and PhD from the University of Michigan.

His collections of poetry include Carolina Cuban (), Equivocaciones (), Bilingual Blues (), and Scar Tissue (). He is the author of the memoir Next Year in Cuba (), and.

"So Near and Yet So Far" is a song written by Cole Porter, for the film You'll Never Get Rich, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire, and accompanied a dance with Astaire and Rita Hayworth, choreographed by Robert Alton.

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Cuba as a whole is a fantastic country to independently travel, but with so much to see, do and experience in the capital, you may never want to leave. Here is some essential information and advice (based on our experience) to make your trip to Havana a memorable one.For things to do in Havana at night, check out Havana’s La Cabaña (fort).

Every night at 9 pm tourists flock to the Havana’s La Cabaña (fort) to watch the cannon show, cañonazo ceremony, where locals re-enact an 18 th – century shoot out over the water.