Self-Portrait of the Other (Paperback)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 9780374526559
Publication Date: December 1, 1999
The autobiography of Cuba's finest poet, whose condemnation by the Castro regime became a cause celebre.
"Intellectuals alienated from the Castro government who have told their stories tend to sound spiteful and illiberal, like Cabrera Infante; Padilla takes pains to do better. His style is clear, sometimes witty, often bitter, persevering but not burdensome, and evincing an occasional affinity with both Orwell and Hemingway." - Publishers Weekly