"CUBA : Singing With Bright Tears"
By master image maker Virginia Beahan
with essays by Jon Lee Anderson and Pico Iyer (Pond
Press, 162 pages) "CUBA : Singing With Bright Tears" is
as eloquent and admirable a book on the subject as one
can find. The over-sized terrific tome is loaded with
verve, special and large scale photography, bringing the
island nation to life as both tragic and
beautiful, ugly and soaring.
Behan magically utilizes her camera allowing us to see
the Bay of Pigs, the Sierra Maestra, fishermen returning
home with tilapia, Ernest Hemingway's favorite bar,
hotel rooms, vestiges of American business and more and
It is all here, and if pictures speak a thousand words -
many thousand of words speak through the photos and what
is also unsaid speaks through the imagery of Behan.
A HIGHLY NOTABLE BOOK.
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About the Authors: Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband
team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional
scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories
It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in
America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in
Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.
They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining
as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United
States, Europe, and the Caribbean.
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