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


Antonio José Ponte


Antonio José Ponte was born in 1964 in Matanzas, Cuba, and studied at the University of Havana. He worked for some years as an engineer and then as a screenwriter. In addition to writing short stories and fiction, Ponte has published prize-winning collections of poetry and essays.

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In the Cold of the Malecon and Other Stories
Antonio José Ponte
Departing from both the utopian-political and the romantic-baroque styles of past Cuban literature, Ponte deftly sketches a picture of a contemporary Cuba that is very different from the stereotype of Caribbean life, full of music and dance and...