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Since 1993, Grove Press has been both a hardcover and paperback imprint of Grove Atlantic publishing fiction, drama, poetry, literature in translation, and general nonfiction. Authors and titles include Jon Lee Anderson’s Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, Robert Olen Butler’s A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (Pulitzer Prize for Literature 1993), Kiran Desai’s Inheritance of Loss (Man Booker Prize 2006), Richard Flanagan’s Gould’s Book of Fish (Commonwealth Prize 2002), Ismail Kadare’s The Siege, Jerzy Kosinski’s Steps (National Book Award 1969), Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls, Nick McDonell’s Twelve, Catherine Millet’s The Sexual Life of Catherine M., Pascal Mercier’s Night Train to Lisbon, Kay Ryan (Poet Laureate of the United States 2008/9) as well as Antonio Lobo Antunes, Will Self, Barry Hannah, Terry Southern, and many others.

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Barry Hannah Long, Last, Happy
Long, Last, Happy

“Barry Hannah is the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O’Connor.”
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“This polymorphic collection demonstrates a variety of styles (agrarian myth, beach-lit erotica, heretic surrealism, urban drollery) and a range of settings (plantation, mountain, Miami airport, Vatican City) which show both the richness of the island landscape and the extent of the Cuban diaspora.”—The New Yorker
The Voice of the Turtle
An Anthology of Cuban Stories
By Peter Bush
Grove Press
978-0-8021-3555-1 • $14.00 • Paperback • Apr. 1998
Anthology
Cuba’s history of political upheaval and diverse ethnic heritage have been a source of inspiration for a remarkable body of literature in the twentieth century; however, this work has remained largely undiscovered by American readers. Now, in this rich anthology of Cuban writers, the work of such legends as Reinaldo Arenas, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Calvert Casey is juxtaposed with that of a younger generation of writers such as Senel Paz, Zoé Valdés, and Jesús Vega to create a rich portrait of modern Cuban literature.

The Voice of the Turtle showcases a variety of styles—from Cabrera Infante’s updated Aesop’s fable in the title story, to the lush creation myth of Lydia Cabrera’s “Daddy Turtle and Daddy Tiger”; from the magic-realist “The Night the Dead Rose from the Grave” by Lino Novás Calvo, to Alfonso Hernández Catá’s tale of war and heroism among the meek, “I Sent Quinine.” The writers collected here draw on many styles—Cuba’s rich storytelling tradition, Kafka and Joyce, the best of post-modern fiction—and their stories range from the political to the personal, deeply influenced by their embedded homeland or their experiences of exile. As diverse and fascinating as Cuba itself, The Voice of the Turtle is the definitive anthology of Cuban fiction from this century.

Includes:

Octavio Armand, “Prologue: Poetry As Eruv

Alfonso Hernández Catá, “I Sent Quinine”

Lino Novás Calvo, “The Night the Dead Rose from the Grave”

Luis Felipe Rodríguez, “Lucumi Dance”

Lydia Cabrera, “Daddy Turtle and Daddy Tiger”

José Lezama Lima, “Truants”

Carlos Montenegro, “Twelve Real Beauties”

Virgilio Piñera, “A Conciliar Discourse”

Félix Rodriguez, “Tobias”

Calvert Casey, “A Taste of Love”

Edmundo Desnoes, “Where I Stand”

Pedro Pérez Sarduy, “The Seven Dead Seasons”

Antonio Benitéz Rojo, “Buried Statues”

Onelio Jorge Cardoso, “A Cheese for Nobody”

Lourdes Casal, “The Founders: Alfonso”

Reinaldo Arenas, “Traitor”

Mirta Yañez, “Split in Two”

Uva de Aragón, “Round Trip”

Rolando Sánchez Mejías, “Threshold”

Roberto Uría, “Why Is Leslie Caron Crying?”

Guillermo Cabrera Infante, “The Voice of the Turtle”

Ricardo Arrieta, “Someone’s Got It All Licked”

Senel Pax, “Don’t Tell Her That You Love Her, Love Scene with Paul McCartney at the Window”

Angel Santiesteban, “South Latitude 13”

Carlos Victoria, “Shadows on the Beach”

Fernando Villaverde, “The Recruit”

Jorge Luis Arzola, “Prisoner in the Horizon’s Circle”

Zoé Valdés, “The Ivory Trader and the Red Melons”

Jesús Vega, “Wunderbar”

Marilyn Bobes, “Ask the Good Lord”

Severo Sarduy, “Epilogue: Explosion of Emptiness”

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