Caviar with Rum (Paperback)

Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience (New Concepts in Latino American Cultures)

By J. Loss (Editor), J. Prieto (Editor)

Palgrave MacMillan, 9781137031341, 262pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2012

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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.

Praise For Caviar with Rum: Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience (New Concepts in Latino American Cultures)

"A provocative, landmark collection, Caviar with Rum initiates a necessary and timely reckoning with the cultural, ideological, pedagogical, and political reverberations of the three-decade Soviet presence in Cuba. The volume's standout features include the remarkable range of its contributors' geo-cultural standpoints; the wealth of critical, visual, performative, lyrical, narrative, and testimonial materials on which these authors draw; and the implicit critical sensitivity and depth of insight revealed by editors Jacqueline Loss and José Manuel Prieto into the international and local intricacies shaping post-Soviet portrayals of the Cuba-USSR connection."
—Vicky Unruh, University of Kansas

'No island is an island, as the case of Cuba and the Russians compellingly demonstrates. Caviar with Rum's trenchant examinations illuminate some of the most significant transnational skeins that messily cross and create revolutionary Cuba. The anthology draws innovatively from many positionings in space/time to express in cultural, political, analytic, and emotive registers a vital range of theoretical concerns, such as nostalgia and power and memory and representation. Offering timely and unique contributions to fields including visual culture and (post-) Soviet studies, Caviar with Rum is a must-read for Soviet and Cuban scholars and non-specialists alike.'
— Jennifer Hosek, Queen's University

"In Caviar with Rum Jacqueline Loss and Cuban writer José Manuel Prieto have compiled a host of essays from scholars and artists who render vivid for us the lasting effects on Cuban culture of the alliance between Fidel Castro and the Soviet Union. This book will be an important contribution to Cold War and post–Cold War studies and a page-turner for anyone interested in revolutionary Cuba."
—Anke Birkenmaier, Indiana University, co-editor of Havana beyond the Ruins. Cultural Mappings after 1989