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A simple habana melody (from when the world was good)

a novel

by Oscar Hijuelos

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Published by HarperCollins Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cuba -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementOscar Hijuelos.
    GenreFiction
    The Physical Object
    Pagination342 p. ;
    Number of Pages342
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23246600M
    ISBN 100060175699

    Chapter One. In the Spring of , when Israel Levis, composer of that most famous of rumbas "Rosas Puras," returned to Habana, Cuba, from Europe aboard the SS Fortuna, those of his old friends who had not seen him in more than a decade were startled by his appearance. He was not yet sixty, but his hair had turned white and he had grown an unruly beard, so that he resembled a forlorn guajiro. A Simple Habana Melody. Written by Oscar Hijuelos Review by Claire Morris Bernard. Stifled by the oppressive Machado dictatorship, Cuban composer Israel Levis leaves Havana for Paris. But after a few years in the city of love, Levis again suffers oppression, this time beneath the occupying Nazis.

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The song was written for the love of Levis's life, a singer named Rita /5(44). The close of the book holds moments of heartbreaking tenderness without sentimentality.

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A Simple Habana Melody highlights how political crises can impact the lives of non-political people, like it or not. Levis flees Cuba for Paris to escape from scrutiny and persecution by the Cuban secret police, who have recently assassinated his best friend and lyricist, Manny Cortez.

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