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The Resource Una sencilla melodía habanera : una novela, Oscar Hijuelos ; traducción de José Lucas Badué

Una sencilla melodía habanera : una novela, Oscar Hijuelos ; traducción de José Lucas Badué

Label
Una sencilla melodía habanera : una novela
Title
Una sencilla melodía habanera
Title remainder
una novela
Statement of responsibility
Oscar Hijuelos ; traducción de José Lucas Badué
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
Summary
It is 1947 and Israel Levis, a Cuban composer whose life had once been a dream of music, love and sadness, is returning to Habana, Cuba, from Spain, where he has just recovered from the physical and spiritual malaise resulting from his experiences in Paris, then Buchenwald, during the Nazi occupation of France. (A devout Catholic, Levis had been mistakenly identified as a Jew because of his name.) When Levis arrives back in Habana, after an absence of many years, his mind is reeling with beautiful memories of his life in Cuba and in Paris before the war, a life of pleasure and excitement that he owes, in part, to an unrequited, nearly "chivalrous" romance with a certain Rita Valladares, a singer for whom Levis had written his most famous song, "Rosas Puras," or "Pretty Roses." This 1928 composition becomes the most famous rumba in the world and changes both American and European tastes in music and dance forever; and it is the song, symbolic of the composer's love for Rita Valladares, that sets Levis's life in Europe in motion
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NAB
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Hijuelos, Oscar
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cubans
  • Women singers
  • Composers
  • Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945
  • Cubanos
  • Cantantes (Mujeres)
  • Compositores
  • Novela histórica
  • Cuentos de amor
  • Cuba
  • Paris (France)
  • Havana (Cuba)
  • Cuba
  • París (Francia)
  • Havana (Cuba)
Label
Una sencilla melodía habanera : una novela, Oscar Hijuelos ; traducción de José Lucas Badué
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: A simple Habana melody (from when the world was good)
Bar code
31223064999924
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1a ed. Rayo.
Extent
354 p.
Isbn
9780060543532
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Una sencilla melodía habanera : una novela, Oscar Hijuelos ; traducción de José Lucas Badué
Publication
Note
Translation of: A simple Habana melody (from when the world was good)
Bar code
31223064999924
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1a ed. Rayo.
Extent
354 p.
Isbn
9780060543532
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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