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Havana without makeup : inside the soul of the city / Herman Portocarero ; photographs by Joaquin Portocarero.

Portocarero, Herman, 1952- (author.). Portocarero, (photographer.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 972.91 POR (Text) 36626103860987 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781933527888
  • Physical Description: xv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Brooklyn, New York : Turtle Point Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-264) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Walls of illusion -- Exceptional -- Nocturnes (Havana by night) -- Afro Cuba -- Havana in black and white -- Rumba -- Santería -- Santería and the racial divide -- Communist orishas? -- ¡Salsa! -- Asia de Cuba -- "Achinado" -- Sex & Cenesex -- ¡Tremenda mariconada! -- Havana's Hour Zero -- Proposal for a controversial monument -- Good money, bad money -- The economy as a book and a beast -- Looking west--to Asia again -- La mula como vaca de leche (The mule as cash cow) -- La libreta (the ration booklet) -- El cañonazo -- The last salvo -- 1762: British occupation and a defining moment -- It takes (at least) two to rumba -- Sitting down (and more) with Europe -- Cuba no soy (I am not Cuba) -- Traffic lights of history -- Ghosts of revolutions past -- Much louder ghosts -- Napoleon in Cuba -- The Orestes Ferrara secret -- The cave at the end of the world -- Conversation in Café del Oriente -- Palacio de la Revolución -- Who's the terrorist? -- Parque Lenin -- Playas del Este -- Jardines de la Tropical -- Two shore of Art Deco -- Rum and cigar wars -- Wave over the wall -- Patria es humanidad es patria (Homeland is humanity is homeland) -- Havana's Palestinians -- Next year in Havana/Jerusalem -- Cantos de ida y vuelta (Songs of coming and going) -- Mulatas de rumba & puellae gaditanae -- Alma mater -- God's crocodile -- La fábrica (The factory) -- Mercenaries -- Bloggers' breakfast -- Primero de mayo -- The pen & the sword -- Prima ballerina assoluta -- Le Parisien -- Hatuey & Huracán -- Todo el mundo canta -- Who's the boos? -- The Holy Spirit on the Plaza del a Revolución -- Winners and losers -- Jacobins & dinosaurs -- Other churches, other gods -- Misionero del a misericordia -- Mozart in Havana -- Art & politics -- Pelota (The ball game) -- The united mobsters -- Una mal criada -- Hollywood Havana -- Pirates of all kinds -- Elián -- New York connections -- Music has no enemies? -- El paquete -- Hemingway -- Fuster -- The last Cimarrón -- Fabelo -- KCHO/STAINLESS/CUTY -- Casa Verde -- Río Almendares -- Havana and the chocolate factory -- Tallapiedra (Havana high line) -- Radio Reloj & Radio Bemba -- La muerte -- Apotheosis -- Postscript.
Summary, etc.: Havana without Makeup is the ultimate insider’s view of Havana, a wide-ranging exploration of its complex facets as seen by few. Its aim is to capture the soul of a city and a society that have evolved on their own terms at the moment before they face inevitable transformations.
Subject: Havana (Cuba).
Cuba > Description and travel.
Cuba > Social life and customs.

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