An Innocent In Cuba: Further Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters

Front Cover
McClelland & Stewart, 2005 - Travel - 396 pages
0 Reviews
WithAn Innocent in Ireland(1995), David McFadden began his eccentric journeys to the heart of some of the world’s most unique island nations. Now McFadden rambles through the highs and lows of Cuba, home to cigars, Guantanamera, and of course Castro. The beautiful Caribbean landscape, along with Cuba’s rich history, culture, and uncertain future, lend themselves to the quirky eye and wry witticisms of our innocent Canadian guide.

Poking into the nation’s many corners, McFadden offers a series of vignettes of the people, cities,villages, roads, and countryside of the island the author refers to as “the most famous little country in the world.” Warm and colourful,An Innocent in Cubais a musical, sensuous, flirtatious, joyful tribute to the Cuban spirit in all its incarnations.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

An innocent in Cuba: further curious rambles and singular encounters

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

The latest in Canadian poet McFadden's travel series (An Innocent in Ireland ; An Innocent in Scotland ), this work recounts McFadden's 33 day-trip around Cuba by taxi or in his well-used compact ... Read full review

Contents

Sea of Happiness I
1
Two Steps Ahead of the Law
12
Vanilla and Chocolate
21
The Great Fascist
31
Declo Doloroso
42
Stolen Notehools
50
El Cristo de ilma
54
Varatlero Beach and the Battle of Ideas I
69
Bayamo Daybreak
225
All Davids Are Brothers
239
Wildfires at Sunset
255
Heavenly Havana
265
SadEyed Sefioritas of El Mono
278
Magic ls Wliat You Imagine
290
Mimis Gift
307
Two Englishmen in Havana
321

Santa Clara 10 Holguin 2
89
lAm Yours Forever
98
One Short Sad Story After Another
120
Chico chict1 7Cl1icz1 chic 1 clliczi?
134
El Uvero El Cohre and the Black Virgin
145
The Road to Baracoa
158
From Baracoa across the Rio Toa to Moa
177
I7 An Afternoon in Holguin
190
I8 An Afternoon at the Beach
204
lts Palma Day in Bayamo Libre 2 13
219
Another Dream for Cuba
328
MyLeft Earlobe
337
A Ghost in the Air
343
The Death of Hemingway
357
The Wtarld ls a Handkerchief
374
Sea of Sadness
384
Epilogue
389
SuggestedRead1ng
395
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

David W. McFaddenhas published over twenty books of poetry and prose, includingGypsy Guitar, nominated for a Governor General’s Award in 1987 and The Art of Darkness, nominated for a Governor General’s Award in 1984. He lives in Toronto.

Bibliographic information