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Pérez Firmat, Gustavo 1949-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 193 publications in 2 languages and 8,427 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Poetry  Fiction  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E184.C97, 973.04687291
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Most widely held works about Gustavo Pérez Firmat
 
Most widely held works by Gustavo Pérez Firmat
Life on the hyphen : the Cuban-American way by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With fascinating insights into how both ordinary and famous Cuban-Americans, including Desi Arnaz, Oscar Hijuelos, Gloria Estefan, and José Kozer, have lived 'life on the hyphen', this is an expanded, updated edition of the classic, award-winning study of Cuban-American culture
Idle fictions : the Hispanic vanguard novel, 1926-1934 by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ""idle fictions"" of the vanguard novel of the 1920s and 1930s in Spain and Spanish America represented a kind of interlude of playfulness--a vacation or parenthetical insertion--in what was perceived as the established course of the modern Hispanic novel's development. Yet, as P?rez Firmat argues, though this genre saw itself as recreative and interstitial, it deliberately precipitated ""a class war not between social classes but between literary classes."" Concentrating on source material not widely available, P?rez Firmat reconstructs the reception these novels received at the time of t
The Cuban condition : translation and identity in modern Cuban literature by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do the Americas have a common literature? by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Havana habit by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba, an island 750 miles long, with a population of about 11 million, lies less than 100 miles off the U.S. coast. Yet the island's influences on America's cultural imagination are extensive and deeply ingrained. In this book the author probes the importance of Havana, and of greater Cuba, in the cultural history of the United States. Through books, advertisements, travel guides, films, and music, he demonstrates the influence of the island on almost two centuries of American life. From John Quincy Adams's comparison of Cuba to an apple ready to drop into America's lap, to the latest episodes in the lives of the "comic comandantes and exotic exiles," and to such notable Cuban exports as the rumba and the mambo, cigars and mojitos, the Cuba that emerges from these pages is a locale that Cubans and Americans have jointly imagined and inhabited. The book deftly illustrates what makes Cuba, as the author writes, "so near and yet so foreign."
Literature and liminality : festive readings in the Hispanic tradition by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tongue ties : logo-eroticism in Anglo-Hispanic literature by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before it becomes a political, social, or even linguistic issue, bilingualism is a private affair, intimate theater." So writes Gustavo Pérez Firmat in this ground-breaking study of the interweaving of life and languages in a group of bilingual Spanish, Spanish-American and Latino writers. Unravelling the "tongue ties" of such diverse figures as the American philosopher George Santayana, the emigré Spanish poet Pedro Salinas, Spanish American novelists Guillermo Cabrera Infante and María Luisa Bombal, and Latino memoirists Richard Rodriguez and Sandra Cisneros, Pérez Firmat argues that their careers are shaped by a linguistic family romance that involves negotiating between the competing claims and attractions of Spanish and English
Bilingual blues : poems, 1981-1994 by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anything but love by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The protagonists's amorous misadventures will appeal to a wide audience
My own private Cuba : essays on Cuban literature and culture by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scar tissue by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Scar Tissue, Gustavo Perez Firmat's most revealing and courageous book to date, the author of Life on the Hyphen and Next Year in Cuba tells the story of how it is to experience two of the defining events in our lives - surviving illness, enduring loss - in more than one language. Perez Firmat chronicles, in prose and verse, how the death of his exiled father and his own diagnosis of prostate cancer (a disease from which his father also suffered) brought him to a place he had never been and one he had never left. Much more than a recovery journal, Scar Tissue is a reflection on the resources for healing and renewal available to those whose lives and loyalties are divided between countries, cultures, and languages."--Jacket
A Cuban in Mayberry : looking back at America's hometown by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pérez Firmat revisits America's hometown to discover the source of its enduring appeal. He approaches the show from a unique perspective--that of an exile who has never experienced the rootedness that Andy and his fellow Mayberrians take for granted, as folks who have never strayed from home or lived among strangers. As Pére Firmat weaves his personal recollections of exile from Cuba with an analysis of the show, he makes a convincing case that the intimacy between person and place depicted in TAGS is the secret of its lasting relevance, even as he reveals the surprising ways in which the series also reflects the racial, generational, and political turbulence of the 1960s"--Amazon.com
Vidas en vilo : la cultura cubanoamericana by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equivocaciones by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A willingness of the heart : Cubanidad, Cubaneo, Cubanía by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasury of Spanish love poems, quotations & proverbs( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tongue ties : logo-eroticism in Anglo-Hispanic writing by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Ajiaco to tropical soup : Fernando Ortiz and the definition of Cuban culture by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcending exile : Cuban-American literature today by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Next year in Cuba : a Cubano's coming-of-age in America by Gustavo Pérez Firmat( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Life on the hyphen : the Cuban-American way
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Languages
English (150)

Spanish (21)

Covers
Idle fictions : the Hispanic vanguard novel, 1926-1934The Cuban condition : translation and identity in modern Cuban literatureDo the Americas have a common literature?The Havana habitTongue ties : logo-eroticism in Anglo-Hispanic literatureBilingual blues : poems, 1981-1994Anything but loveScar tissue