Cuban Cultural Center of New York
Teresa Dovalpage’s La Regenta en La Habana
Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
The New York City launching of La Regenta en La Habana, Teresa Dovalpage’s delightful and original new novel. In her latest work, the author takes Clarin’s classic masterpiece as a point of departure, with contemporary Havana as a backdrop and a Cuban Madame Bovary of sorts as protagonist. The plot unfolds at the University of Havana, where an atmosphere of corruption and opportunism is explored with clever humor and unexpected twists.
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The author will be presented by poet and literary critic Lourdes Gil, who will engage Dovalpage in an intimate conversation, delving into her new novel, her early development as a writer in Cuba, and her multifaceted literary background.
Born in Havana, Teresa Dovalpage’s work is bilingual. Her novels in Spanish include, among others, Posesas de La Habana and El difunto Fidel, awarded Spain’s Premio Rincón de la Victoria in 2009. Her work in English includes the novels Habanera, A Portrait of a Cuban Family and A Girl like Che Guevara, as well as the short story collections, The Astral Plane, Stories of Cuba, the Southwest and Beyond. She studied British and Spanish literature at the University of Havana and received a Ph.D. in Latin American literature from the University of New Mexico, in Taos, where she now teaches Cultural Studies.
Lourdes Gil is in the faculty of CUNY’s Baruch College, where she teaches in the Department of Latin American Studies. She is an award-winning poet and her literary essays have appeared in numerous publications in the U.S. and abroad. Her books include, among others,El cerco de las transfiguraciones, Empieza la ciudad and the upcoming Anima vagula, to be launched this summer by Editorial Verbum in Madrid.
25th Street, bet. Lexington and Third Aves., NYC
VC, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6-210
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