Orwell in Cuba: How 1984 Came to Be Published in Castro's Twilight (Paperback)

Orwell in Cuba: How 1984 Came to Be Published in Castro's Twilight Cover Image
$19.95
On Our Shelves Recently
Books & Books Coral Gables
On hand as of Jun 21 7:34am
(HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS)

Description


"Orwell in Cuba: How '1984' Came to Be Published in Castro's Twilight" is a personal account of contemporary Cuba at a pivotal point in its history, with the Castro brothers passing power on to a new generation. We discover Cuba through the adventures, inquiries, and encounters of a Canadian journalist and writer trying to make sense of the current climate in Cuba and of how Cubans feel about the past, present, and future of their island. "Orwell in Cuba" is also akin to a detective story, as the author investigates how and why a state-run publishing house came to release a new translation of George Orwell's iconic anti-totalitarian novel "Nineteen-Eighty-Four," formerly taboo, in the year 2016. These two quests are intertwined in the book, giving the reader an unusual experience: that of following a suspenseful trail while at the same time becoming increasingly familiar with the Cuban people's relationship to the regime, and absorbing a wealth of information as to how they succeed in coping with the island's often challenging living conditions.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781772012453
ISBN-10: 1772012459
Publisher: Talonbooks
Publication Date: May 19th, 2020
Pages: 304
Language: English