Coverart for item
The Resource Fidel and Gabo : a portrait of the legendary friendship between Fidel Castro and Gabriel García Márquez, Ángel Esteban and Stéphanie Panichelli ; English translation by Diane Stockwell

Fidel and Gabo : a portrait of the legendary friendship between Fidel Castro and Gabriel García Márquez, Ángel Esteban and Stéphanie Panichelli ; English translation by Diane Stockwell

Label
Fidel and Gabo : a portrait of the legendary friendship between Fidel Castro and Gabriel García Márquez
Title
Fidel and Gabo
Title remainder
a portrait of the legendary friendship between Fidel Castro and Gabriel García Márquez
Statement of responsibility
Ángel Esteban and Stéphanie Panichelli ; English translation by Diane Stockwell
Title variation
Fidel & Gabo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
There's no romance in the relationship between the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and the Nobel-winning Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez, argues this stinging j'accuse. On the surface their friendship is chummy and literary: Castro drops by García Márquez's Havana mansion--a gift from Castro himself--for endless conversation and critiques his manuscripts. But the authors view the men's bond as corrupt and neurotic: García Márquez, obsessed with power in both his fiction and real life, gets political influence; Castro, in turn, gets cultural prestige and a matchless propagandist. The authors condemn García Márquez's public silence over Cuban censorship and human rights violations. Almost compulsive in their point scoring, the authors jeer at the novelist for going to American rather than Cuban hospitals. More polemic than biography, their study tellingly rebukes the Left's propensity for blinding itself to the failings of the Cuban revolution by glamorizing its leaders.--From publisher description
Member of
Summary
An expose of the controversial friendship between Nobel-prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Fidel Castro
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
330665
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Esteban, Angel
Dewey number
972.91064
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Stockwell, Diane
  • Panichelli, Stéphanie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Castro, Fidel
  • García Márquez, Gabriel
  • García Márquez, Gabriel
  • Politics and literature
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
portrait of the legendary friendship between Fidel Castro and Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Label
Fidel and Gabo : a portrait of the legendary friendship between Fidel Castro and Gabriel García Márquez, Ángel Esteban and Stéphanie Panichelli ; English translation by Diane Stockwell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Gabo y Fidel
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-323) and index
Control code
ocn317473467
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Pegasus Books ed.
Extent
xii, 340 p.
Isbn
9781605980584
System control number
(OCoLC)317473467
Label
Fidel and Gabo : a portrait of the legendary friendship between Fidel Castro and Gabriel García Márquez, Ángel Esteban and Stéphanie Panichelli ; English translation by Diane Stockwell
Publication
Note
Translation of: Gabo y Fidel
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-323) and index
Control code
ocn317473467
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Pegasus Books ed.
Extent
xii, 340 p.
Isbn
9781605980584
System control number
(OCoLC)317473467

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
Processing Feedback ...