Havana: A Subtropical Delirium


From Cuba's status as a U.S protectorate to Batista's dictatorship and Castro's revolution, from Soviet presence to the welcoming of capitalist tourism, Havana is a place of extremes, whose traces linger on its elegant and tattered surface.

Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs and the author's own pen and ink drawings, Havana, A Subtropical Delirium presents an insider's view of the vibrant city Mark Kurlanksy has come to know over more than thirty years - its singular music, literature, baseball and food; its five centuries of outstanding, neglected, architecture; and its extraordinary blend of cultures.


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