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Memories of Underdevelopment Paperback – August 30, 2004

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About the Author

Edmundo Desnoes is a Cuban author of novels and numerous critical and literary essays. He has taught at several American univeristies and was a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College.
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Product Details

  • Series: Discoveries
  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Latin American Literary Review Press; 1st edition (August 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891270184
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891270185
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,212,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was a little puzzled why this book was suggested for the lecture series I was taking. But when the ambiguity of the revolution I sensed from the story was explained, I was very happy I had read it, as the book actually opened up a "space" for Cubans to evaluate the "success" of the revolution.
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By TFD on September 23, 2011
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"Memories of Underdevelopment" is not the critique of Castro's economic program that I expected from my ignorant reading of the title; it is a remarkably written, complex adventure through the soul of man living through a unique and challenging time. The brilliantly crafted words and sentences are much more than artifacts of writing talent, they serve as a verbal whirlpool to connect the reader with the narrator, and carry us through the struggles of living to face the starkness of imminent death.

What a way to experience the Cuban Missile Crisis almost a half a century later.

Tom Dehel
Bay of Pigs, Blood of Cuba
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By Don N on December 4, 2014
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I thought this was a book about Cuba-to some extent anyway. I couldn't wait to finish it. Don't waste your $ on this thing.
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