Daina Chaviano




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Daina Chaviano

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Daína Chaviano's style bears no resemblance to other works by Latin American or Hispanic writers. Although Cuba is the point of departure in some of her novels, the ambience of these works more closely approximates Anglo-Saxon fantastic literature. She melds realistic and historical elements with aspects of science fiction, fantasy, eroticism, mythology, politics, and magic, all developed in a language filled with poetic, sensual imagery. Her books have been described as "wild experiments in genre-busting. It’s as if Ray Bradbury married Michael Ende and frolicked occasionally with Anaïs Nin.” (Críticas Magazine, USA, Jan-Feb. 2004). Her most recent novel, "La isla de los amores infinitos" (The Island of Eternal Love, Riverhead-Penguin), ha ...more


Hace ya más de 20 años, casi recién llegada a Estados Unidos desde Cuba, y mientras trabajaba como traductora y reportera en El Nuevo Herald, escribí un artículo sobre uno de los temas más recurrentes e importantes en mi vida … Sigue leyendo Read more of this blog post »
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The Island of Eternal Love
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2002
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Los Mundos Que Amo
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Casa de juegos
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Pais de Dragones
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 ♥♥Mari♥♥ I'm so glad you're on Goodreads now!! Welcome! I LOVE the book trailer!!! I'm currently reading "La Isla de los Amores Infinitos" ("The Island of Eternal Love"), and am absolutely enthralled!! I can't wait for this novel to be made into a movie... I wonder when that will happen. Please let us all know when it does!


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