Cubanisms: A Look At Cuba Through Art And Words by Pedro MenocalCubanisms: A Look At Cuba Through Art And Words by Pedro Menocal

Cubanisms: A Look At Cuba Through Art And Words

byPedro MenocalIllustratorGustavo garrincha Rodriguez

Paperback | September 13, 2016

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Cubanismsâ The evolution of Cuban slang, Spanish slang, and SpanglishThe history of Spanish slang:Spanish is a unique language. From Argentina to Spain, accents, meanings, connotations and more get lost between borders.Cubanismsby Pedro García-Menocal details the diverse history of the Spanish language as it evolved in the Lost City.The humor of Spanish slang:With beautifully traditional illustrations from noted Cuban artist Gustavo "Garrincha" Rodriguez,Cubanismsembraces the hilarious and historic value of words and their interpretations. This funny and informative collection will keep you laughing and learning all the way from Havana to Santiago.
Pedro García-Menocal is a writer and lawyer. He is the son of noted Cuban artist Pedro G. Menocal and the great-grandson of Mario García-Menocal, the third president of Cuba. Pedro is a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University.Gustavo "Garrincha" Rodriguez is a Cuban ill...
Title:Cubanisms: A Look At Cuba Through Art And WordsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:121 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 13, 2016Publisher:Mango MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633534545

ISBN - 13:9781633534544


Table of Contents

1 - El Lenguaje de la Cocina: Abuela's Way of Showing Love 2 - Oido en la Escuela: Kids, from the Classroom to the Playground 3 - Saints and Sinners: Spirituality and Superstition in Cuba 4 - La Panchanga: Music and Dancing and Drinking 5 - Friends and Enemies 6 - Money, Politics, and Business 7 - Expresiones del Cubanaso: How to Speak Cuban 8 - Boberias and Tarecos: Cuban Things 10 - Lo Bueno, lo malo, y lo feo: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Editorial Reviews

Pedro García-Menocal has thrown the house out the window with Cubanisms. He's gone all out to shed light on the infinitely clever, colorful way los Cubiches are with words. To which there is only one thing to say: Dale!-Lydia Martin, Miami Herald columnist and author