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  • United States of Banana | Giannina Braschi

    United States of Banana

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Giannina Braschi
    • Narrated By Adriana Sananes
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    Giannina Braschi explores the cultural and political journey of nearly 50 million Hispanic Americans living in the United States in this explosive new work of fiction, her first written originally in English. United States of Banana takes place at the Statue of Liberty in post-9/11 New York City, where Hamlet, Zarathustra, and Giannina are on a quest to free the Puerto Rican prisoner Segismundo. Segismundo has been imprisoned for more than one hundred years, hidden away by his father, the king of the United States of Banana, for the crime of having been born.

  • Yo-Yo Boing! | Giannina Braschi,Tess O'Dwyer (translator)

    Yo-Yo Boing!

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Giannina Braschi, Tess O'Dwyer (translator)
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    This groundbreaking novel, set in New York City during the 1990s, is guaranteed to be unlike any literary experience you have ever had. Acclaimed Puerto Rican author Giannina Braschi has crafted this creative and insightful examination of the Hispanic-American experience, taking on the voices of a variety of characters - painters, poets, sculptors, singers, writers, filmmakers, actors, directors, set designers, editors, and philosophers - to draw on their various cultural, economic, and geopolitical backgrounds to engage in lively cultural dialogue.

  • Empire of Dreams | Giannina Braschi,Tess O’Dwyer (translator)

    Empire of Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Giannina Braschi, Tess O’Dwyer (translator)
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    In the Hispanic American classic Empire of Dreams, Giannina Braschi calls for a revolution in poetry - a revolution against the Latin American Boom. New York City becomes the site of liberation for its marginal characters who seek to experience the center of power, of meaning, of feeling, and of personal identity. Clowns, buffoons, shepherds, magicians, and madmen perform their fantasies in the city streets. In a climatic episode of a pastoral revolution, shepherds take over the top floor of the Empire State Building, where they dance and sing....

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