Caviar with Rum

Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience

by Jacqueline Loss,

No country in Latin America has escaped the symbolic influence of the United States to the extent that Revolutionary Cuba has. This resistance meant that for approximately three decades the Soviet Union had an invitation to intervene in practically all Cuban spheres. With sixteen essays by renowned writers and artists, Caviar with Rum: Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience is the first book of its kind to bring to life how and why the Soviet period is revisited these days and what this means for creative production and the future of geopolitics.

  • Palgrave Macmillan; September 2012
  • ISBN 9781137027986
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  • Title: Caviar with Rum
  • Author: Jacqueline Loss (ed.); José Manuel Prieto (ed.)
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan

About The Author

Jacqueline Loss is an associate professor of Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut. Her publications include Cosmopolitanisms and Latin America: Against the Destiny of Place (2005, Palgrave) and the co-edited collection, New Short Fiction from Cuba (2007, Northwestern University Press). Her book 'Dreaming in Russian' that treats Cubans' memory of the Soviets in the arts is forthcoming from the University of Texas Press.

José Manuel Prieto was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1962. He is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction including the internationally acclaimed Enciclopedia de una vida en Rusia (Encyclopedia of a life in Russia), Livadia (published in English as Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire), Rex, and El Tartamudo y la rusa (short stories). His Voz humana (Human Voice) is forthcoming.  He has been a fellow at The New York Public Library's Center for Scholars and Writers and has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. José Manuel Prieto taught at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE) in Mexico City, Cornell University as a visiting professor, and at Princeton University as a distinguished lecturer.  He currently teaches at Seton Hall University.