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Valdés, Zoé 1959-

Works: 140 works in 969 publications in 16 languages and 10,361 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Black humor  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Erotic fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Magic realist fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Editor, Composer, Conceptor, Creator, Other
Classifications: PQ7390.V342, 863
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Most widely held works by Zoé Valdés
I gave you all I had : a novel by Zoé Valdés( Book )

123 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cuca Martinez is the youngest child in a brood of five, born in prerevolutionary Cuba to a flighty would-be actress and a Chinese enthusiast of New World riches upon whom fortune has consistently failed to smile. At sixteen, she heads for Havana in search of work. There, a pair of strumpets named La Mechanga and La Puchanga introduce her to the sweet mischief of nighttime Havana, in which she meets Juan, the love of her life - only to see him disappear for eight years. When Juan resurfaces on the eve of the Revolution, Cuca believes her dreams are finally to be realized, but the political climate and Juan's shady dealings force him into hasty exile in America. And so Cuca, like Cuba itself, waits. She waits for the promised dreams - of happiness, of plenty, of joy, of love - to arrive, and watches her country slide into a barren, repressive slumber. And while she waits, Cuca and her friends struggle, in the midst of those shattered dreams, to survive: they improvise, they scavenge, they make love, they remember, and above all, they talk."--Page 4 of cover
Yocandra in the paradise of nada : a novel of Cuba by Zoé Valdés( Book )

129 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yocandra, the first-person narrator, was born (like Valdés herself) in Havana in 1959. Now a dispirited, outspoken woman living in Cuba, narrator writes of a reality of 'nothing' that contrasts poignantly with that of a gusana friend in Madrid with whom she exchanges letters. This colloquial, idiomatic translation of La nada cotidiana reflects work's humor and word play. Brief but helpful translator's notes"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Café Nostalgia by Zoé Valdés( Book )

72 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un collage que reúne - a partes desiguales - la recreación de la vida de un grupo de adolescentes en una Cuba de apagones y abortos, nostalgias de exilio, denuncias políticas, fragmentos eróticos y una historia de amor, tan inverosímil y rocambolesca como sólo puedo suceder en la vida real. El estilo mezcla los juegos de palabras a lo Cabrera Infante con diálogos insulsos, que recuerdan las novelas de la España de los 1950s. Lo cubano y lo cotidiano contrastan con ámbitos parisinos y un tímido afán cosmopolita que no acaba de cuajar"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Dear first love : a novel by Zoé Valdés( Book )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Cuba's most imaginative young writers presents this tale of one woman's spiritual and sexual reawakening, and a devastating portrayal of the Castro regime. In sensuous language, Valds renders day-to-day life in both urban and rural Cuba, while at the same time exploring the universal themes of love and loss
The weeping woman : a novel by Zoé Valdés( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winner of the prestigious Azori Prize for Fiction, the best-selling novel about love, sacrifice, and Picasso's mistress, Dora Maar. A writer resembling Zoé Valdés--a Cuban exile living in Paris with her husband and young daughter-is preparing a novelon the life of Dora Maar, one of the most promising artists in the Surrealist movement until she met Pablo Picasso. The middle-aged Picasso was already the god of the art world's avant-garde. Dora became his lover, muse, and ultimately, his victim. She became The Weeping Woman captured in his famous portrait, the mistress he betrayed with other mistress-muses, and their affair ended with her commitment to an asylum at the hands of Picasso's friends. The writer's research centers on a mysterious trip to Venice that Dora took fifteen years later, in the company of two young gay men who were admirers of Picasso, including the biographer James Lord. After this episode, Dora cut off contact with the world and secluded herself in her Paris apartment until herdeath. "After Picasso, God," she would say. What happened in Venice? The more the writer investigates, the more she finds herself implicated in a story of passion taken to the extremes. In The Weeping Woman, prize-winning novelist Zoé Valdés narrates the journey of a woman who would do anything and everything for love. "--
El pie de mi padre by Zoé Valdés( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Spanish and French and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale about the yearnings of a woman for the father she never knew in the feet of every man she beds
Lobas de mar by Zoé Valdés( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Spanish and French and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman historique. Roman d'aventures
Milagro en Miami by Zoé Valdés( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French detective Tierno Mesurado travels to Miami at the behest of the wealthy husband of the woman he loves, Iris Arco, a Cuban-born former model, who has been receiving threats that may be connected with her modeling days
La eternidad del instante by Zoé Valdés( Book )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desde los confines de China hasta las costas cubanas transcurre el viaje del joven MoYing en busca de su padre, el cantante de opera LiYing que anos antes decidio emigrar en busca de fortuna
Traficantes de belleza by Zoé Valdés( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Spanish and French and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fragmenté, où les personnages, aussi différents soient-ils, sont tous portés par la même ambition : trafiquer avec la beauté. Chacun le fait à sa manière et le dénuement dans lequel tous vivent ne fait qu'exacerber leur propension au rêve et à la poésie. En filigrane de ces nouvelles s'imposent la langue orale populaire et la géographie affective de La Havane
La hija del embajador by Zoé Valdés( Book )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniela, daughter of the Cuban ambassador to France, becomes involved in an affair with a person of doubtful respectability. Her youth and rebelliousness can only cause problems for everyone
La cazadora de astros by Zoé Valdés( Book )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale about the passionate and secret life of Remedios Varo, a Spanish surrealist painter, and her magical relationship with a Cuban poet, an outspoken critic of the Castro regime
Sangre azul by Zoé Valdés( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in Spanish and French and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attys, a young Cuban artist, goes to Paris in search of the painter Gnossis, who introduced her to sex and to the quest for an impossibly perfect shade of blue
Los misterios de la Habana by Zoé Valdés( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una tarde a Habanaguana se le cruzó en su trayecto al río un ser extraño. Su cuerpo apenas se distinguía, enfundado como estaba en corazas metálicas. De debajo del casco le salía una melena rubia, y sus ojos eran del color de las esmeraldas. Empuñaba un pincho puntiagudo en la mano, osea, una lanza, y al ver a Habanagua puso cara de haber descubierto a una diosa. Se arrodilló incluso ante ella
Bailar con la vida by Zoé Valdés( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Spanish and French and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une romancière cubaine est sollicitée par son éditeur pour écrire un roman érotique. Elle trouve son inspiration en même temps que débute son histoire d'amour avec R. Soler. Elle imagine un triangle amoureux : deux danseurs, Canella et Juan, et un photographe déprimé, Peter. Le mari de Canella est jaloux et elle se retrouve en danger. Mais l'éditeur de la romancière abandonne le projet
Nuevos narradores cubanos by Michi Strausfeld( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuerdas para el lince by Zoé Valdés( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El todo cotidiano by Zoé Valdés( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quitter l'enfer cubain pour le paradis parisien? Quelle illusion, vécue par une jeune écrivaine qui faisait déjà partie du ##Néant quotidien## (Actes Sud, 1995). [SDM]
Vagón para fumadores by Zoé Valdés( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in Spanish and French and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troisième recueil de poèmes de l'auteure. Ni attendrissements ni fioritures dans cette poésie qui raille, et célèbre l'amour fornicateur ("Je vis, amoureuse comme une chienne rêveuse", p. 13), et évoque Cuba aimée-détestée. Une insolence caracolante; "une langue âpre et festive". [SDM]
Los aretes de la luna by Zoé Valdés( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Spanish and Italian and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franky, Jenny og legekammeraten Luna er 7, 6 og 4 år. De bor ved stranden på Cuba. Vi hører om deres lege og drømme og om, da Luna fik et par magiske øreringe, lavet af sukkerrør og med facon som stjerner
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Audience level: 0.54 (from 0.23 for Zoe Valdes ... to 0.89 for Résistanc ...)

I gave you all I had : a novel
Alternative Names
Valdés Zoé

Zoé Valdés Cuban writer

Zoé Valdés cubansk skribent

Zoé Valdés écrivaine cubaine

Zoé Valdés escriptora cubana

Zoé Valdés kubanische Schriftstellerin

Zoé Valdés kubansk författare

Zoé Valdés kubansk skribent

Zoé Valdés kubánská spisovatelka

Zoé Valdés schrijfster uit Cuba

Zoé Valdésová

Зоэ Вальдес

Соэ Вальдэс


Yocandra in the paradise of nada : a novel of CubaCafé NostalgiaDear first love : a novelEl pie de mi padreLobas de marMilagro en MiamiLa eternidad del instanteTraficantes de belleza