A Corner of the World

A Corner of the World Mylene Fernandez Offers Us A Magnificent Gift Her Story Of Lost Love And The Difficult Pursuit Of Literature Is At The Same Time An X Ray Of Life In Havana, Set In A Present Where Glimpses Of The Future Have Not Yet Arrived Leonardo Padura, Author Of The Man Who Loved Dogs And The Mario Conde Novels Of HavanaIn Contemporary Havana, Do I Stay Or Do I Go Is Always The Question, And Love Doesn T Necessarily Conquer All.A Cautious, Reserved Professor Of Spanish Literature, Marian Has No Idea That Her Quiet Life Is About To Be Turned Upside Down When She S Asked To Review The Work Of A Young, Ambitious First Time Novelist, She Meets Daniel, And Their Love Affair Leads Her To Question Both The Choices She S Made So Far In Her Life And The Opportunities She Might Yet Still Have.Theirs Is The Story Of An Intense And Impossible Love, Set In Today S Havana, A City Where There Can Be No Plans, Where Chance Is The Order Of The Day And A Fierce Sense Of Loyalty And Pride Coexists With The Desire To Live Beyond The Island S Isolation The Fresh Panorama Of Cuban Society Today Is Painted Without Taboos Or Constraints, With A Faith In Human Possibilities, And Above All With A Courage That Stems From What Is Most Legitimate And Durable In Ourselves Nancy Morej N, Author Of Looking Within Selected Poems And Piedra Pulida A Corner Of The World Is About Desires And Dreams, And, Of Course, About Love Achy Obejas, Author Of Days Of Awe And Ruins Like The Best Of Truman Capote, Another Master Of The Short Novel, Mylene Fern Ndez Gives Us A Cast Of Unforgettable Characters Contradictory, Complex, And Human Fernando P Rez, Director Of Suite Habana, Life Is To Whistle, And Madagascar To Read This Book Is To Encounter One Of The Best And Most Intimate Works Of Cuban Literature Of The 21st Century Mabel Cuesta, Author Of Cuba Post Sovi Tica Un Cuerpo Narrado En Clave De Mujer A Sad, Erotic, Tender, And Sometimes Ironic Tale Of Passion And Desertion The City Becomes A Co Protagonist, A Confidante, A Point Of Departure And Return, And Of Waiting Senel Paz, Novelist And Screenwriter Of Strawberry And Chocolate, Things I Left In Havana, And In The Sky With Diamonds

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  • Paperback
  • 141 pages
  • A Corner of the World
  • Mylene Fernandez Pintado
  • 09 June 2017
  • 087286622X

10 thoughts on “A Corner of the World

  1. says:

    I chose this as the first book to read before my trip to Cuba as it is written by a Cuban author and available in English It was a really interesting insight into modern day Cuba although perhaps already slightly out of date given recent changes The story was gripping, ostentatiously a love story but so muchthan that Really looking into why people choose to stay or leave Cuba I chose this as the first book to read before my trip to Cuba as it is wr...

  2. says:

    I romanzi della Marcos y Marcos e i loro scrittori non mi deludono mai ti rifugi l , in quell angolino di pace che riescono a creare e ti estrani dal resto del mondo E ovviamente, ti fanno viaggiare Ho fatto tappa con Mylene Fern ndez Pintado a Cuba, descritta talmente bene dall autrice che la mia curiosit verso l isola caraibica cresciuta smodatamente Spero di arrivarci un giorno sul Mal con Per , a differenza mia, la protagonista del romanzo, Marian, non ama molto viaggiare, lasciare L I romanzi della Marcos y Marcos e i loro scrittori non mi deludono mai ti rifugi l , in quell angolino di pace che riescono a creare e ti estrani dal resto del mondo E ovviamente, ti fanno viaggiare Ho fatto tappa con Mylene Fern ndez Pintado a Cuba, descritta talmente bene dall autrice che la mia curiosit verso l isola caraibica cresciuta smodatamente Spero di arrivarci un giorno sul Mal con Per , a differenza mia, la protagonista del ro...

  3. says:

    In a way this short novel is like an essay discussing the reasons why people decide to leave Cuba and why people decide to stay in Cuba But told in strong voices of characters wrestling with that decision The main character, Marian also is coming to terms with loss, through death and through departure while trying to decide where she stands in the leave stay decision I liked the descriptions of Havana and the concise and poignant writing I read the English version and thought it was very eve In a way this short novel is like an essay discussing the reasons why people decide to leave Cuba and why people decide to stay in Cuba But told in strong voices of characters wrestling wi...

  4. says:

    I liked this book a lot I felt for the way it depicts Havana and the Cuban blues Stay or leave Just choose the lesser type of unhappiness.

  5. says:

    To live in my countryLook up pictures of the Malec n in Havana, that long road along the sea wall, over which the waves break in storms, blowing spume onto the decayed grandeur of the buildings behind I looked at Havana, bordered by miles of ocean, but for the first time I felt the water was besieging us What we can do is look out over the waves, which exist as a promise of the rest of the world Mylene Fern ndez Pintado s short novel is full of people who leave Cuba, eager to explore th To live in my countryLook up pictures of the Malec n in Havana, that long road along the sea wall, over which the waves break in storms, blowing spume onto the decayed grandeur of the buildings behind I looked at Havana, bordered by miles of ocean, but for the first time I felt the water was besieging us What we can do is look out over the waves, which exist as a promise of the rest of the world Mylene Fern ndez Pintado s short novel is full of people who leave Cuba, eager to explore that promise There are those who leave, those who yearn to go, and some who return, with a kind of reg...

  6. says:

    I received an advanced reading copy of this novel as part of the Goodreads First Reads program A Corner of the World by Myelene Fern ndez Pintado is a brief but interesting read Although its length is short and the story is purposefully spare, the novel as a whole doesn t suffer, giving off the feeling that the end product is exactly what the author anticipated to produce The story, at its very core, is a woman s struggle with the decision of whether to maintain her comfortable, stable lif I received an advanced reading copy of this novel as part of the G...

  7. says:

    someone raved about this book so I got it from our Public Library in San Francisco It was published by a highly respected place City Lights Bookstore I did not like this book why did he like it with such a passion It is interesting to read book by someone in Cuba and that is in Cuba Havana For me it was disjointed and there was a strength that was lost in the telling...

  8. says:

    A quiet but very funny and moving novel about Marian, a Spanish Lit professor in Havana who is at sea following the death of her mother While trying to get her ancient Moskvich car repaired without being ripped off by the mechanic, and maneuvering the politics of the university, she falls in love with Daniel, a young writer whose work she is assigned to blurb Daniel wants to go to Spain, where he is sure he will be published and lionized, Marian is loyal to her idiosyncratic, sometimes t A quiet but very funny and moving novel about Marian, a Spanish Lit professor in Havana who is at sea following the death of her mother While trying to get her ancient Moskvich car repaired without being ripped off by the mechanic, and maneuvering the politics of the university, she falls in love with Daniel, a young writer whose work she is assigned to blurb Daniel wants to go to Spain, where he is sure he w...

  9. says:

    This short novel by Cuban writer Mylene Fernandez Pentado is hard to classify It is a story of Marian, professor of literature who meets a young writer, falls in love, blooms, dreams, almost becoming another person, yet she will not leave Havana when her lover migrates to Madrid to seek his future Marion suffers losses, but the book is al...

  10. says:

    I received this novel as a GoodReads giveaway I will get straight to the point I did not care for the novel I can appreciate the life changing decisions the main character faced the struggle made the characterrealistic however, I felt the writing was simplistic and I was distracted by confusion in voice Who is the narrator There are also a few typos and misspellings which are a minor distraction I did enjoy the setting of the novel it is rare...

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