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Book Review
"CUBA : Singing With Bright Tears"

By master image maker Virginia Beahan with essays by Jon Lee Anderson and Pico Iyer (Pond Press, 162 pages) "CUBA : Singing With Bright Tears" is as eloquent and admirable a book on the subject as one can find. The over-sized terrific tome is loaded with verve, special and large scale photography, bringing the island nation  to life as both tragic and beautiful, ugly and soaring.

Behan magically utilizes her camera allowing us to see the Bay of Pigs, the Sierra Maestra, fishermen returning home with tilapia, Ernest Hemingway's favorite bar, hotel rooms, vestiges of American business and more and more.

It is all here, and if pictures speak a thousand words - many thousand of words speak through the photos and what is also unsaid speaks through the imagery of Behan. 


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About the Authors:  Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.

They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. More about these authors.

You can contact the Frommers at: 

Email: myrna.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Email: harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU

This Article is Copyright 1995 - 2012 by Harvey and Myrna Frommer.  All rights reserved worldwide.

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