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Hijuelos, Oscar

Overview
Works: 106 works in 583 publications in 19 languages and 20,902 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Musical fiction  History  Poetry  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Christmas stories  Religious fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3558.I376, 813.54
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The Mambo Kings play songs of love by Oscar Hijuelos( Book )

154 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 3,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cesar and Nestor Castillo move to New York from Cuba in 1949 to form a mambo band, and eventually play on I Love Lucy
The fourteen sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien : a novel by Oscar Hijuelos( Book )

49 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his new novel, Oscar Hijuelos, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, brings to life the rambunctious Montez O'Brien family. The father, Nelson O'Brien, is an enterprising Irish immigrant who travels to Cuba as a photographer during the Spanish-American War in 1898, and there he meets his future wife, the sensitive, aristocratic, poetic Mariela Montez. As they are enroute to America in 1902, their first daughter, Margarita, whose reminiscences inform much of this novel's narrative, is born at sea. The Montez O'Briens settle in a small Pennsylvania town, where Nelson practices his photography trade and runs the Jewel Box Movie Theater, and Mariela gives birth to thirteen more daughters and then, finally, a son. As Margarita looks back on her long and full life, the novel recounts the lives, loves, and tragedies of the Montez O'Briens and their always complex relations with one another. It also follows Emilio through his days in Greenwich Village, the army, and Hollywood, where, as Monty O'Brien, he stars in grade-B detective and Tarzan movies and pals around with screen idols like Errol Flynn. Never altogether at peace in the overwhelming feminine world of his family, he searches restlessly for an elusive true love. And after an unhappy early marriage, Margarita herself finds the deepest passion of her life in extreme old age. The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien is a raucous and heartfelt epic that spans both the continent and our century, a celebration of the moments of earthly happiness that give meaning to diverse yet deeply interrelated existences and of the constantly surprising, regenerating life force that keeps insisting on change and renewal
Mr. Ives' Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York, a father's worst nightmare arrives just before Christmas when Edward Ives learns his son Robert, 17, was murdered in the street for $10 by another teenager. The novel describes his coming to terms with his loss. By the author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
A simple Habana melody (from when the world was good) : a novel by Oscar Hijuelos( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1947 and Israel Levis, a Cuban composer whose life had once been a dream of music, love and sadness, is returning to Habana, Cuba, from Spain, where he has just recovered from the physical and spiritual malaise resulting from his experiences in Paris, then Buchenwald, during the Nazi occupation of France. (A devout Catholic, Levis had been mistakenly identified as a Jew because of his name.) When Levis arrives back in Habana, after an absence of many years, his mind is reeling with beautiful memories of his life in Cuba and in Paris before the war, a life of pleasure and excitement that he owes, in part, to an unrequited, nearly "chivalrous" romance with a certain Rita Valladares, a singer for whom Levis had written his most famous song, "Rosas Puras," or "Pretty Roses." This 1928 composition becomes the most famous rumba in the world and changes both American and European tastes in music and dance - forever; and it is the song, symbolic of the composer's love for Rita Valladares, that sets Levis's life in Europe in motion. This is at once a love story - for art, family and country - as well as a portrait of Habana at the turn of the last century, when "the world was good." A Simple Habana Melody is a virtuoso performance from one of our most important wr
Empress of the splendid season by Oscar Hijuelos( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1940s New York, a rich man's daughter from Cuba falls in love with a waiter. They marry, have children and when he falls ill and is unable to work, she becomes the sole breadwinner, working as a cleaning woman. But one day her cleaning job will bring luck. By the author of Mr. Ives' Christmas
Beautiful María of my soul : or the true story of María García y Cifuentes, the lady behind a famous song : a novel by Oscar Hijuelos( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a part sequel and part retelling of "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love," the inspiration for the Mambo Kings' biggest hit, Maria, now 60 years old, reminisces about her days and nights in Havana, offering a completely different perspective on the Mambo Kings' story
Twain & Stanley enter paradise by Oscar Hijuelos( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A David Baldacci Top Pick for Fall 2015Hijuelos was fascinated by the Twain-Stanley connection and eventually began researching and writing a novel that used the scant historical record of their relationship as a starting point for a more detailed fictional account. It was a labor of love for Hijuelos, who worked on the project for more than ten years, publishing other novels along the way but always returning to Twain and Stanley; indeed, he was still revising the manuscript the day before his sudden passing in 2013. The resulting novel is a richly woven tapestry of people and events that is unique among the author's works, both in theme and structure. Hijuelos ingeniously blends correspondence, memoir, and third-person omniscience to explore the intersection of these Victorian giants in a long vanished world. From their early days as journalists in the American West, to their admiration and support of each other's writing, their mutual hatred of slavery, their social life together in the dazzling literary circles of the period, and even a mysterious journey to Cuba to search for Stanley's adoptive father, TWAIN & STANLEY ENTER PARADISE superbly channels two vibrant but very different figures. It is also a study of Twain's complex bond with Mrs. Stanley, the bohemian portrait artist Dorothy Tennant, who introduces Twain and his wife to the world of seances and mediums after the tragic death of their daughter. A compelling and deeply felt historical fantasia that utilizes the full range of Hijuelos' gifts, TWAIN & STANLEY ENTER PARADISE stands as an unforgettable coda to a brilliant writing career
Dark dude by Oscar Hijuelos( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s, Rico Fuentes, a pale-skinned Cuban American teenager, abandons drug-infested New York City for the picket fence and apple pie world of Wisconsin, only to discover that he still feels like an outsider and that violent and judgmental people can be found even in the wholesome Midwest
Our house in the last world : a novel by Oscar Hijuelos( Book )

42 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning first novel from the author of the National Book Award nominee The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love was applauded by the New York Times Book Review as "a novel of great warmth and tenderness ... a virtuoso writing that describes immigrant life in New York ... a loving and deeply felt tribute."
Red hot salsa : bilingual poems on being young and Latino in the United States( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I think in spanish "i write in english "i want to go back to puerto rico, "but i wonder if my kink could live "in ponce, mayaguez and carolina "tengo las venas aculturadas "escribo en spanglish "abraham in espanol "--"My Graduation Speech," by Tato Laviera A new collection of bilingual poems from the bestselling editor of "Cool Salsa Ten years after the publication of the acclaimed "Cool Salsa, editor Lori Marie Carlson has brought together a stunning variety of Latino poets for a long-awaited follow-up. Established and familiar names are joined by many new young voices, and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos has written the Introduction. The poets collected here illuminate the difficulty of straddling cultures, languages, and identities. They celebrate food, family, love, and triumph. In English, Spanish, and poetic jumbles of both, they tell us who they are, where they are, and what their hopes are for the future
Beautiful Maria of my soul by Oscar Hijuelos( Recording )

20 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She's the great Cuban beauty who stole musician Nestor Castillo's heart and broke it, inspiring him to write the Mambo Kings' biggest hit, "Beautiful Maria of my soul." Now in her sixties and living in Miami with her pediatrician daughter, Teresa, Maria remains a beauty, still capable of turning heads. But she has never forgotten Nestor, and as she thinks back to her days--and nights--in Havana, an entirely new perspective on the Mambo Kings story unfolds
Burnt sugar = Caña quemada : contemporary Cuban poetry in English and Spanish( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents bilingual volume of twentieth-century and contemporary Cuban poems that demonstrate what the editors believe to be the essence of Cuban identity
Una sencilla melodía habanera : una novela by Oscar Hijuelos( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel Levis, a Cuban composer still recovering physically and emotionally from his experiences in Paris during the Nazi occupation, returns home to Cuba, where memories of his former life collide with the present
Twain & Stanley enter paradise by Oscar Hijuelos( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows famed 19th century journalist-explorer Henry Stanley, his wife, the painter Dorothy Tennant, and Stanley's long friendship with Mark Twain, as they venture to Cuba in search of Stanley's father. Told through a fictitious manuscript and imagined correspondence between Stanley, Tennant, and Twain. The manuscript, in the works for decades, was found by Hijuelos's widow after his death
Dark dude by Oscar Hijuelos( Recording )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s, Rico Fuentes, a Cuban American teenager, abandons New York City for Wisconsin, only to discover that he still feels like an outsider and that violent and judgmental people can be found even in the wholesome Midwest
Selected from the mambo kings play songs of love by Oscar Hijuelos( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the adult new reader, selections from the novel about Cuban-American musicians
Cool salsa : bilingual poems on growing up Latino in the United States by Lori M Carlson( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems celebrating Hispanic culture are the focus of this collection. Liberal sprinkling of Spanish words and phrases with some poems translated from one language to another make this an ideal anthology for both the English class and the bilingual ESL classroom. Topics for poems extend from hot dogs to learning English to the revolution in Nicaragua. What all of the selections have in common is the adolescent experience at the core of the poem
Bill Moyers: Genesis : a living conversation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moyers leads small-group discussions on the Book of Genesis with people of diverse backgrounds, professions, and faith traditions
Rauschenberg, scenarios by Robert Rauschenberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empress of the splendid season by Oscar Hijuelos( Recording )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lydia, a Cuban emigre, becomes a cleaning lady in New York. Her marriage and family life change with the loss of her husband, but she struggles to make a better life for her children
 
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The Mambo Kings play songs of love
Alternative Names
Anscharius Hijuelos

Hijuelos Oscar

Hijuelos, Oscar Jerome.

Hijuelos, Óscar Jerome 1951-2013

Oscar Hijuelos Amerikaans romanschrijver (1951-2013)

Oscar Hijuelos écrivain américain

Oscar Hijuelos novel·lista estatunidenc

Oscar Hijuelos novelista estadounidense

Oscar Hijuelos US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Oscar Jerome Hijuelos

Ихуелос, Оскар

اوسکار ایخولوس نویسنده آمریکایی

অস্কার হিজুলোস

অস্কার হিজুলোস একজন মার্কিন উপন্যাসিক

오스카 이후엘로스 1951-2013

이후엘로스, 오스카 1951-2013

イフェロス, オスカー

オスカー・イフェロス

奧斯卡·海傑

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The fourteen sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien : a novelMr. Ives' ChristmasA simple Habana melody (from when the world was good) : a novelEmpress of the splendid seasonBeautiful María of my soul : or the true story of María García y Cifuentes, the lady behind a famous song : a novelDark dudeOur house in the last world : a novelRed hot salsa : bilingual poems on being young and Latino in the United States