While the wealthy of 19th-century Europe sipped from Puerto Rico’s exquisite black coffee, the anemic families who harvested the coffee lived in squalid huts and rarely saw a scrap of meat. Manuel Zeno-Gandia’s novel of 1894 characterizes the grinding poverty of Puerto Rico back in the day.
Mientras que los ricos de la Europa del siglo 19 bebieron exquisito café negro de Puerto Rico, las familias de pacientes anémicos que han cosechado el café vivían en chozas miserables y casi nunca vieron un trozo de carne. La novela de 1894 de Manuel Zeno Gandia-caracteriza a la miseria absoluta de Puerto Rico en su día.
Latin@Literature Discussion Group will meet Wednesday, October 9, 7-8:30 p.m., 3rd Floor “Seminar Room” (west side, near periodicals). Attendees have the option to read in English and/or Spanish. Discussions may also be in English and Spanish. Attendees do not have to be bilingual. Copies of Manuel Zeno Gandía‘s La Charca (English: The Pond) are available at the 3rd for reference desk to those who’ve registered or are already members of the Latin@book group. Call to register at (847) 448-8620!