Self-Portrait of the Other: A Memoir

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The autobiography of Cuba's finest poet, whose condemnation by the Castro regime became a cause celebre.

"Intellectuals alienated from the Castro government who have told their stories tend to sound spiteful and illiberal, like Cabrera Infante; Padilla takes pains to do better. His style is clear, sometimes witty, often bitter, persevering but not burdensome, and evincing an occasional affinity with both Orwell and Hemingway." - Publishers Weekly

 

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This is a memoir not only of one of Cuba's best-known contemporary poets and novelists ( Legacies: Selected Poems , LJ 1/1/82; Heroes Are Grazing in My Garden , LJ 9/15/84) but also of the major ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Heberto Padilla and his wife, poet Belkis Cuza Male, divided their time between Princeton, New Jersey, and Madrid, Spain.

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