Dreaming in Cuban: December 2013

December 4, 2013, 7 p.m.

Join the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) for a discussion of Cristina Garcia's novel, Dreaming in Cuban.  The session will be moderated by Rainer Schultz, Fellow, DRCLAS Cuban Studies Program.

Garcia's first book, Dreaming in Cuban is about three generations of del Pino women who are seeking spiritual homes for their passionate, often troubled souls. Celia del Pino and her descendants also share clairvoyant and visionary powers that somehow remain undiminished, despite the Cuban revolution and its profound effect upon their lives. This dichotomy suffuses their lives with a potent mixture of superstition, politics, and surrealistic charm that gives the novel an otherworldly atmosphere. Writing experimentally in a variety of forms, she combines narratives, love letters, and monologues to portray the del Pinos as they move back and forth through time. Garcia tells their story with an economy of words and a rich, tropical imagery, setting a brisk but comfortable pace. 

Registration details to come.

For more information, contact Erin Goodman, Senior Project Manager at DRCLAS, at egoodman@fas.harvard.edu.