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  • Author:
    Pablo Medina
  • ISBN:
    0892552794
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    978-0892552795
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    Persea Books; 1st Edition. edition (May 2002)
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    272 pages
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Pablo Medina, an exile from Cuba, brings a solid knowledge of history and politics, a wide-ranging imagination and a deep understanding of the human heart to his second novel, "The Return of Felix Nogara.

Pablo Medina, an exile from Cuba, brings a solid knowledge of history and politics, a wide-ranging imagination and a deep understanding of the human heart to his second novel, "The Return of Felix Nogara. The title character is a rootless fifty-year-old man returning to his island homeland of Barata (a thinly disguised Cuba) after 38 years in exile. Nicolas Campion, the feared dictator of Barata, has recently died, and exiles are flocking back to the island, hoping to regain what they lost when they fled.

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Pablo Medina is a Cuban American poet and novelist, Professor in. .The Return of Felix Nogara (novel). Persea Books, 2000; paperback, 2002.

Pablo Medina is a Cuban American poet and novelist, Professor in the Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College and Director of its MFA Program. Medina chronicles early memories from his childhood in Cuba as well as his arrival in New York City; the memoir is a personal reflection on his own self-identity, irreconcilably divided between Cuban and American culture.

Start by marking The Return of Felix Nogara as Want to Read . A major new novel of exile is offered by the author of the critically acclaimed Marks of Birth.

Start by marking The Return of Felix Nogara as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Set in New York, Miami, and Barata, an imaginary island in the Caribbean, the novel explores the condition of expatriation, this time from the vantage point of an exile who returns.

Critics called Pablo Medina's first novel, Marks of Birth, deserving of "a prominent spot in today's literature of.

Critics called Pablo Medina's first novel, Marks of Birth, deserving of "a prominent spot in today's literature of exile" (Washington Post). In his new novel-set in New York; Miami; and Barata, an imaginary island in the Caribbean-Medina again explores the condition of expatriation, this time from the vantage point of an exile who returns.

Whereas Pablo Medina's first two novels, "The Marks of Birth" and "The Return of Felix Nogara," were panoramic . Like a master cigar roller who tighly rolls together a bundle of dry tobacco leaves, Medina has crafted a novel that is as powerful and pleasing as a good Cuban puro.

Like a master cigar roller who tighly rolls together a bundle of dry tobacco leaves, Medina has crafted a novel that is as powerful and pleasing as a good Cuban puro. It's amazing how this book can make you cry, both from laughter and nostalgia. Fenomenal, Pablo, como siempre.

Are you sure you want to remove The Return of Felix Nogara from your list? . Published May 2002 by Persea Books.

Are you sure you want to remove The Return of Felix Nogara from your list? The Return of Felix Nogara.

Medina’s other books include the novels "The Return of Felix Nogara" (2000) and "The Marks of Birth" (1994), the poetry collections "The Floating Island" (1999) and "Arching into the Afterlife" (1991), and the essay collection, "Exiled Memories: A Cuban Childhood" (1990). Автовоспроизведение Если функция включена, то следующий ролик начнет воспроизводиться автоматически.

Cuban-born American writer PABLO MEDINA is a poet, novelist and essayist. His works include the novels The Return of Felix Nogara (Persea Books, 2000, ISBN 0-89255-251-4) and The Marks of Birth (1994), the poetry collections The Floating Island (1999) and Arching into the Afterlife (1991), and the essay collection Exiled Memories: A Cuban Childhood (1990). This is a novel of sweat-slicked, sorrowful history, mythic and actual at once.

The Return of Felix Nogara Pablo Medina. The dictator is dead and suddenly the exiles can return. So begins Pablo Medina’s most compelling work to date, a novel set on Barata, an imaginary Caribbean island (not unlike Cuba). Sent to the United States at the age of twelve, Felix Nogara has remained attached to his native land through dissident fellow exiles and through his family legacy. Thirty-eight years later, he returns, and with a wise and sardonic cab driver as his guide, he travels through the ruined landscape to recover his lost history, his lost happiness.

A major new novel of exile is offered by the author of the critically acclaimed Marks of Birth. Set in New York, Miami, and Barata, an imaginary island in the Caribbean, the novel explores the condition of expatriation, this time from the vantage point of an exile who returns.

Kajikus
Pablo Medina, an exile from Cuba, brings a solid knowledge of history and politics, a wide-ranging imagination and a deep understanding of the human heart to his second novel, "The Return of Felix Nogara." The title character is a rootless fifty-year-old man returning to his island homeland of Barata (a thinly disguised Cuba) after 38 years in exile. Nicolas Campion, the feared dictator of Barata, has recently died, and exiles are flocking back to the island, hoping to regain what they lost when they fled. The only things Felix Nogara hopes for are a reunion with his long-lost mother and a sense of closure with his past. Unfortunately, he discovers there can never be any closure with a country in which there is no difference between past and present--only a change in the names of dictators and revolutionaries. Pablo Medina knows well what exile does to the human spirit--both good and bad--and the history he has invented for Barata, while fantastic and outrageous, is grounded in a thorough understanding of both Cuban history and basic human nature. His writing is lean and elegant, his storytelling full of astute and satisfying surprises. Most of all, he makes you care very much about Felix Nogara and the people of Barata--a people who, though they prefer romantic illusions to truth, nevertheless have learned to endure whatever Fate throws at them, and thrive in spite of it. In its combination of magic realism, bawdy black humor and high moral seriousness, "The Return of Felix Nogara" combines the best of Gabriel Garcia Marquez with the best of Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh.
Castiel
This is one of the best novels on Cuba I've ever read. That's a huge compliment, I know, and I will elaborate.

The first thing you fall in love with is Medina's writing. His narrative is so entrancing with its descriptive poetic prose, its gripping longing, and its irresistible humor (to the point that I had to stop reading to laugh) that you cannot put the book down. Even if you find history boring, you continue reading through the first chapter (where he narrates the history of this "fictional" island) because you trust this intelligent guide. In this chapter Medina addresses the island's ever-lasting political conflicts, its dictators, its struggle since the Spaniards came. I applaud Medina on this, because if you want to understand Cuba you must know its history.

The second thing you fall in love with is Medina's grasp of the human soul, the Cuban idiosyncrasy, and how effectively he describes the experiences of exile, loss, nostalgia, quest for roots, first love, patriotism, etc.

When I closed the book I was left with the following quote: "And who ever cared about ideology anyway? The Baratans had never been people of ideas; they were people of passion and allegiance."

Although the novel explores numerous themes, it was this last statement that left me sorrowful, staring blankly at the wall for hours. I was struck by the irony of history, how these people "of passion and allegiance"-who are gregarious and love to dance and share, and live with an open-house policy-have been caught up in this dividing web of politics they can hardly understand. That's what broke my heart. Thankfully, Medina's picturesque and poetic prose was there to bring life back to it.
Kirizan
Pablo Medina sets up a hypothetical and visionary scenario. What if Fidel Castro died (El Campion) and one could travel to Cuba (Barata) freely? Intelligently and creatively written, the main character, a Baratan exile, (Felix Nogara) draws you in to his plight. I couldn't put this book down. While reading this book I kept making analogies between the ficititious island of Barata and Cuba. Mr. Medina obviously has a solid grasp of Cuban history and uses it as the foundation for this compelling story. The chapter that tells the story of El Campion's death is well worth the price of the book! A must read for anyone who has ever wondered, "what if?"......