Tales from the Cuban Empire
Tales from the Cuban Empire
Translated by Cola Franzen

In the manner of fabled storytellers, Ponte creates a vivid picture of contemporary Cuba-its real and imagined place in the world-through stories told by a foreign exchange physics student, urban planners who discover an underground metropolis in their own neighborhood, a traveler stranded in an airport restroom, a suspicious stranger listening to stories spun in a barbershop, and a Chinese butcher in love with a beautiful daughter of Ochun. This inventive brew of fantasy, popular religion, science and science fiction, travel adventure, and tall tales celebrates the Cuban spirit at home and abroad.

Antonio Jose Ponte (born 1964 in Matanzas, Cuba) lives in Havana. He is the author of poetry, essays, novels, and stories.

Title Tales from the Cuban Empire
Translated by Cola Franzen
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 September 2002
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 112 p.
ISBN-10 0872864073
ISBN-13 9780872864078
Publication Date 01 September 2002
Main content page count 112
Dimensions 5 x 7.3 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $11.95

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