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Havana : a subtropical delirium

by Kurlansky, Mark (Author)

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"Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana c... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue. A black-and-white feast
  • Change
  • The hated sea
  • Danger of a black city
  • Cecilia's fire and sugar
  • Beyond the wall
  • The monster
  • The death it has given us
  • The twenty-six-flavor revolution
  • The mulata returns
  • The sound of an African city
  • Frozen in the tropics
  • Sunny side up
  • How to argue in Havana
  • The nocout.