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Hijuelos, Oscar

Overview
Works: 113 works in 415 publications in 4 languages and 18,884 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Musical fiction  History  Religious fiction  Christmas stories  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Biography  Historical fiction 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3558.I376, 813.54
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The Mambo Kings play songs of love by Oscar Hijuelos ( Book )
55 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 3,394 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
A simple Habana melody (from when the world was good) : a novel by Oscar Hijuelos ( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,825 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
Mr. Ives' Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,816 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
The fourteen sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien : a novel by Oscar Hijuelos ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,742 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
Empress of the splendid season by Oscar Hijuelos ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,697 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 )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,434 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
Dark dude by Oscar Hijuelos ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1960s, Rico Fuentes, a paleskinned Cuban American teenager, abandons druginfested 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 )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,060 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."
Beautiful Maria of my soul by Oscar Hijuelos ( Recording )
17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 634 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 )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 471 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
Los Reyes del Mambo tocan canciones de amor by Oscar Hijuelos ( Book )
30 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With a suitcase full of songs and hearts filled with passion, two brothers come to America in search of the American dream of fame and fortune
Una sencilla melodía habanera : una novela by Oscar Hijuelos ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 313 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
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 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the adult new reader, selections from the novel about Cuban-American musicians
Dark dude a novel by Oscar Hijuelos ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 262 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
Empress of the splendid season by Oscar Hijuelos ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 166 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
Rauschenberg, scenarios by Robert Rauschenberg ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A simple Habana melody (from when the world was good) a novel by Oscar Hijuelos ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This audio selection is a memorable love story that takes place in Habana during a more innocent time at the turn of the last century
Dark Dude : versión en español by Oscar Hijuelos ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rico Fuentes está cansado de que lo acosen debido a su piel clara. Está harto de asistir a un centro escolar catastrófico donde hay chico que mueren a tiros, para luego volver a casa y que mamá le eche la culpa de su infelicidad. Está cansado de vivir en Harlem, entre armas de fuego y yonquis. Cuando su padre lo amenaza con enviarlo a una escuela militar en Florida, Rico decide que se marcha de Nueva York por su cuenta. Arrastrando a su mejor amigo, que ha tenido problemas serios con la heroína, se encamina al oeste en busca de algo mejor. Wisconsin, todo verdor, pasteles de manzana y cercas de madera, parece la total antítesis de Harlem, hasta que Rico descubre que ciertas cosas no pueden dejarse atrás, que uno no puede limitarse a cortar amarras y a olvidar
The fourteen sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien by Oscar Hijuelos ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margarita is the oldest of 14 siblings (all sisters) until her brother Emilio is born. This story, in part, recollects her life, her loves, and her relationship with her siblings
The Mambo Kings play songs of love by Oscar Hijuelos ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the story of brothers Cesar and Nestor Castillo, Cuban-born musicians who emigrate to New York City in 1949; form a band named the Mambo Kings and enjoy modest success playing dance halls and nightclubs in New York's Latin neighborhoods; and eventually become recording artists and appear on the I Love Lucy television show with their hero Desi Arnaz
 
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Alternative Names
Hijuelos, Oscar
Hijuelos, Oscar Jerome, 1951-2013
イフェロス, オスカー
Languages
English (227)
Spanish (35)
French (3)
German (1)
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