Waiting For Snow In Havana

Author: Carlos Eire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147110835X
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A childhood in a privileged household in 1950s Havana was joyous and cruel, like any other-but with certain differences. The neighbour's monkey was liable to escape and run across your roof. Surfing was conducted by driving cars across the breakwater. Lizards and firecrackers made frequent contact. Carlos Eire's childhood was a little different from most. His father was convinced he had been Louis XVI in a past life. At school, classmates with fathers in the Batista government were attended by chauffeurs and bodyguards. At a home crammed with artifacts and paintings, portraits of Jesus spoke to him in dreams and nightmares. Then, in January 1959, the world changes: Batista is suddenly gone, a cigar-smoking guerrilla has taken his place, and Christmas is cancelled. The echo of firing squads is everywhere. And, one by one, the author's schoolmates begin to disappear-spirited away to the United States. Carlos will end up there himself, without his parents, never to see his father again. Narrated with the urgency of a confession, WAITING FOR SNOW IN HAVANA is both an ode to a paradise lost and an exorcism. More than that, it captures the terrible beauty of those times in our lives when we are certain we have died-and then are somehow, miraculously, reborn.

Warten auf Schnee in Havanna

Author: Carlos M. N. Eire
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783453874206
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Die privilegierte Kindheit eines Jungen aus der kubanischen Oberschicht findet ihr jähes Ende, als seine Eltern ihn 1962 aus Angst vor Fidel Castro in die USA schicken. Der in Havanna geborene Autor widmet sich in seinem umfangreichen autobiografischen Roman seiner behüteten Kindheit als Sohn eines Kunst liebenden Richters des alten Regimes und einer Mutter von aristokratischer spanischer Abstammung. Schwarzes Dienstpersonal samt Chauffeur mit Cadillac, übermütige Kinderstreiche und Erlebnisse in der exquisiten Privatschule bestimmen die Welt des verwöhnten Kindes. Anfang der 1960er-Jahre wurden bei der äOperation Peter Panä über 10000 kubanische Kinder ohne Begleitung in die USA ausgeflogen, weil ihre Eltern fürchteten, ihnen würden nach der Revolution ihre Kinder weggenommen, um in sozialistischen Heimen umerzogen zu werden. Unterhaltsames Porträt einer bewegten Zeit.

Kein Schweigen das nicht endet

Author: Ingrid Betancourt
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426412829
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»Ich war um den Hals an einen Baum gekettet, man hatte mir alles genommen und ständig wurde ich gedemütigt – es hat Jahre gedauert, aber schließlich verstand ich, dass ich noch immer das Kostbarste besaß, etwas, das mir niemand nehmen konnte: die Freiheit, zu entscheiden, wer ich selbst war. Ich hatte die Wahl, zu hassen oder nicht zu hassen. Ich war kein Opfer mehr, ich war eine Überlebende.«

Stille ber dem Schnee

Author: Anita Shreve
Publisher: Piper Schicksalsvoll
ISBN: 3492984363
Format: PDF
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Ein tragisches Geheimnis aus der Vergangenheit und ein Findelkind im Schnee - Einfühlsam beschreibt Anita Shreve eine besondere Vater-Tochter-Beziehung Zusammen mit seiner zwölfjährigen Tochter Nicky hat sich der erfolgreiche Architekt Robert Dillon ins einsame New Hampshire zurückgezogen. Doch erst als die beiden in dem verschneiten Wald hinter ihrem Farmhaus ein erfrierendes Neugeborenes finden, stellen sie sich der Tragödie, die sie an diesen menschenleeren Ort geführt hat … Eine berührende Geschichte über die Geheimnisse, die wir in uns tragen und doch irgendwann miteinander teilen müssen, um Erlösung zu finden.

Learning to Die in Miami

Author: Carlos Eire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439181928
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In his 2003 National Book Award–winning memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana, Carlos Eire narrated his coming of age in Cuba just before and during the Castro revolution. That book literally ends in midair as eleven-year-old Carlos and his older brother leave Havana on an airplane—along with thousands of other children—to begin their new life in Miami in 1962. It would be years before he would see his mother again. He would never again see his beloved father. Learning to Die in Miami opens as the plane lands and Carlos faces, with trepidation and excitement, his new life. He quickly realizes that in order for his new American self to emerge, his Cuban self must "die." And so, with great enterprise and purpose, he begins his journey. We follow Carlos as he adjusts to life in his new home. Faced with learning English, attending American schools, and an uncertain future, young Carlos confronts the age-old immigrant’s plight: being surrounded by American bounty, but not able to partake right away. The abundance America has to offer excites him and, regardless of how grim his living situation becomes, he eagerly forges ahead with his own personal assimilation program, shedding the vestiges of his old life almost immediately, even changing his name to Charles. Cuba becomes a remote and vague idea in the back of his mind, something he used to know well, but now it "had ceased to be part of the world." But as Carlos comes to grips with his strange surroundings, he must also struggle with everyday issues of growing up. His constant movement between foster homes and the eventual realization that his parents are far away in Cuba bring on an acute awareness that his life has irrevocably changed. Flashing back and forth between past and future, we watch as Carlos balances the divide between his past and present homes and finds his way in this strange new world, one that seems to hold the exhilarating promise of infinite possibilities and one that he will eventually claim as his own. An exorcism and an ode, Learning to Die in Miami is a celebration of renewal—of those times when we’re certain we have died and then are somehow, miraculously, reborn.

Unser Mann in Havanna

Author: Graham Greene
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783866152373
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Finanzielle Sorgen treiben den Staubsaugerhändler Mr. Wormold in die Machenschaften des britischen Geheimdienstes, der ständige Verschwörungen auf Kuba vermutet. Gegen gute Bezahlung beginnt der völlig ungeeignete äAgentä mit seiner neuen Arbeit.

Sprache Essen Identit t

Author: Ann-Sofia Uhl
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3946531490
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Die Calle Ocho in Miamis Stadtteil Little Havana steht für viele US-KubanerInnen symbolisch als „home away from our homeland“ (Pérez Firmat). Im Kontext von Migration und Diaspora sind sowohl Sprache als auch Essen wichtige identitätsstiftende Kommunikationsmedien. Medien, die im sozialen wie im materiellen Sinne das Überleben sichern und auffallend häufig in autobiographischen Texten der US-kubanischen Diaspora thematisiert werden. Das vorliegende Buch geht über die Analyse ausgewählter Werke der Frage nach, welche Bedeutung die jeweiligen AutorInnen den Kommunikationssystemen Sprache bzw. Essen für Identitätsbildungs- und -veränderungsprozesse von KubanerInnen in den USA beimessen.

Life Stories

Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591585279
Format: PDF
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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access