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Map Drawn By A Spy by Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Map Drawn By A Spy

Map Drawn By A Spy by Guillermo Cabrera Infante
Aug 29, 2017 | 240 Pages
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“A geography of disillusionment. . . Cabrera Infante’s tone is quiet and melancholic. . . An exile’s plainspoken testimonial, bookending Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia in the literature of political disappointment.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Completed in the 1960s, soon after Cabrera Infante’s last Cuban interlude, this memoir is an engaging sketch of a midcentury man of letters…It’s also the piercing lament of an exile, who sees his world disappearing even before he departs it.” — Publishers Weekly

“This book has greatly moved me, not only due to the fondness I have always felt for Cabrera Infante, but also because of what it reveals about his character, the city of Havana, and the era of the Cuban Revolution … It is a bare and atrocious testimony of what it means when, gone the euphoria and joy of victory, a revolution transforms into supreme power, that Saturn who sooner or later devours his own children, beginning with those he finds closest, who most often are the greatest.” — Mario Vargas Llosa

“To say that I have read Guillermo Cabrera Infante’s Map Drawn by a Spy in one sitting, and with great enthusiasm, is to cut myself short.” — Juan Goytisolo, El Pais

“The book reads with the same vertigo as that in which it was written… Map Drawn by a Spy is the intimate cartography of a farewell.” — Juan Bonilla, El Mundo

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