Alan Cambeira

"author of Azucar's Trilogy"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (6 of 6)
Location: Dominican Republic, author of Tattered Paradise...Azucar's Trilogy Ends
In My Own Words:
Alan Cambeira was born in Samaná, República Domincana. With his family he immigrated first to Barbados, then to New York, and later to Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A. degree in Spanish, a M.A. in Caribbean and Latin American Literatures, and a Ph.D. in Caribbean and Latin American Cultures. He is an independent scholar who participates regularly in both national and international conferences and sem… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 496,373 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 6
The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat
The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat
Danticat is enormously good for us, especially now. She reminds us of the beautiful literary spirit of Haiti... much like that glorious cadre of revolutionary Haitian women literary figures Ghislaine Charlier, Jan J. Dominique, Nadine Magloire, and of course Marie Chauvet and more recently Myriam Chancy. Exquisite writers all. Danticat, like her sisters, reminds us of the rich literary legacy that truly celebrates all that is beautiful about this much maligned and misunderstood country. Danticat herself, in my view, is an accident of literary privilege, a formidably keen observer or witness to events that have happened or to what is currently happening. This story, The Dew Breaker, while a… Read more
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Oprah's Book Club) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
5.0 out of 5 stars Existence Is The Word, March 7 2004
By now, of course, the entire world is familiar with this stellar masterpiece that introduced Latin American literature to North American readers (last to join an already buzzing worldwide readership). The work has been translated even into languages like Quiché, Guaraní and Catalán. This unusual tale depicts the origins and ultimate demise of the mythical town of Macondo through the saga of the enigmatic Buendía family. In this richly symbolic and multilayered chronicle of life and death -- with repeating names, endless revolutions and deluvial rains, lust, incest, death, a search for truth and a plague of menacing red ants-- we are witness to the magical… Read more
House On The Lagoon by Rosario Ferre
House On The Lagoon by Rosario Ferre
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Intertextuality, March 7 2004
Rosario Ferré is without doubt a formidable writer with broad literary formation (holding a doctorate in Latin American literature) and impressive versatility in genres: short story, poetry, essay, novelist. She joins that welcomed and exciting cadre of Latina writers who skillfully articulates profound feminist concerns in their respective societies. In THE HOUSE ON THE LAGOON, Ferré presents two of her constantly recurring themes that form the core of her literary trajectory: Puerto Rican reality past and present ... the agonizing socio-psychological consequences produced by the unique historical-political-economic link to the United States; and Latina feminism accompanied… Read more