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by Guillermo Cabrera Infante

  • Author: Guillermo Cabrera Infante
  • ISBN: 0060154322
  • ISBN13: 978-0060154325
  • ePub: 1779 kb | FB2: 1639 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (January 1, 1986)
  • Pages: 329
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 823
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Holy Smoke ePub download

by Guillermo Cabrera Infante (Author). 7 people found this helpful.

by Guillermo Cabrera Infante (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0756766498. Why is ISBN important? ISBN. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante (Spanish pronunciation: ; Gibara, 22 April 1929 – 21 February 2005) was a Cuban novelist, essayist, translator, screenwriter, and critic.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante (Spanish pronunciation: ; Gibara, 22 April 1929 – 21 February 2005) was a Cuban novelist, essayist, translator, screenwriter, and critic; in the 1950s he used the pseudonym G. Caín. A one-time supporter of the Castro regime, Cabrera Infante went into exile to London in 1965.

Certainly, nothing I can see, except perhaps she has not read Holy Smoke by Guillermo Cabrera Infante, a 300-page punning wordplay, a sidesplitting, outrageous history and celebration of the cigar. And here’s a puff from the first pages where, on the island that would become known as Cuba, a scout sent out by Columbus to scout out gold reports to the admirable Admiral on what he did discover: De Xeres came back not with nuggets of gold but with some astonishing piece of news: What’s wrong with this picture?

This rich and juicy book by Cabrera Infante (Infante's Inferno, 1984; Mea Cuba, 1994; et. makes the current crop of coffee table books on the subject seem like mere ephemera. The author was born in Cuba, where Columbus first witnessed the ur- cigar being enjoyed by the locals.

This rich and juicy book by Cabrera Infante (Infante's Inferno, 1984; Mea Cuba, 1994; et. The brave admiral (in a fit of early political correctness) didn't partake, but a colleague did, and the stink of the stogey soon spread 'round the world. Cabrera Infante is quick on the draw, tracing the history of the habit in a playful, relaxed narrative

This fascinating book presents a whirling, free-associating history of the cigar, beginning with the discovery of America by Columbus in 1492. Columbus sent Rodrigo de Xeres inland to prospect for gold; he came back with tales of men who think they are chimneys: men who smoke, using a brown tube burning on one end.

by. Cabrera Infante, G. (Guillermo), 1929-2005. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante. BORN: 1929, Gibara, Cuba. Guillermo Cabrera Infante is considered one of Latin America’s most original and influential writers

Guillermo Cabrera Infante. DIED: 2005, London, England. Guillermo Cabrera Infante is considered one of Latin America’s most original and influential writers. ’ Writing for and About Films. Cabrera Infante worked on screenplays for several films during the 1970s and 1980s, one of which-Vanishing Point-is considered a classic by many viewers, including writer- director Quentin Tarantino.

Using fact, fiction, fantasy, and puns, the author recounts the history of the cigar and the mores of cigar smoking and discusses the manufacture of cigars and the history of tobacco.

Using fact, fiction, fantasy, and puns, the author recounts the history of the cigar and the mores of cigar smoking and discusses the manufacture of cigars and the history of tobacco
Gholbimand
Be sure you are well read before reading this book. This guy is funny and entertaining, but it helps to capture his literary and language references (you do speak French and Spanish, right?) I like the book in spite of taking German. I have used Google to help me get the entire thrust of the scene but generally it comes across. This guy is really smart and I like the book.
EXIBUZYW
This book has some far out ideas and stories about the origins of cigars. A little hard to follow but a funny read and a great addition to my bookshelf
Gann
Great romp through history and literature, definitely free-association. If you enjoy cigars, literature, movies, history, etc, this is a fun book to read. Enjoy in small bites, its pretty rich. Perhaps the experience is a bit like enjoying a cigar: smoke one now, savor it, but don't smoke through the entire box all at once!
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