Haiti: Best Nightmare on Earth
Transaction Publishers, 1991 - 321 pages
"In the course of an impressive career as a writer, Herbert Gold has demonstrated many gifts, among them his talent for making high drama of ordinary events, ordinary people."-Chicago Tribune Book World
"Goldhas a sharp eye for detail."-The Washington Times Magazine
"Not just a good book, but a great one."-London Daily Mail
"Herbert Goldgives his stories a wry, bright air of wonderhe is a born storyteller."-New York Times
"One of the most gifted writers in America."-Detroit News
Five decades ago, award-winning author Herbert Gold traveled to Haiti on a Caribbean version of the Fulbright Scholarship. The journey proved to be a turning point in his life. Fifty years later, his attachment to the tiny Caribbean nation-his second home-remains as passionate and powerful as ever. Now, in Best Nightmare on Earth, he explores the secret life of this vibrant, volatile, violent land.
Herbert Gold reflects on the country's history and politics, culture and folklore, but sees much more. He sees Haiti through the eyes of a lover: impassioned, jealous, probing, ever alert, and alive. This book will be of interest to travelers to, and people interested in the problems of, Haiti and the Caribbean; and collectors of Haitian art.
Herbert Gold is a novelist, short writer, essayist, sometime journalist, who has made his living as a writer for fifty years.
Chapter Three LoupgarousWerewolvesHobgoblins
Chapter Four The Renaissance of the Fifties
Chapter Five Combat de Coqs
Chapter Six Castaways
Chapter Seven Land Without Jews
Chapter Eight The Philosophers Circle
Chapter Nine The Darkest Ages
Chapter Ten Here Is the Young Leader that
Chapter Eleven In Haiti They Run From
Chapter Twelve Minglers
Chapter Thirteen The Perfect Dear
Chapter Fifteen After the Dawn Came Another Night
Chapter Sixteen Wonder of the World
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Page 28 - Columbia and Carnegie Tech were beginning to replace the Sorbonne, but it was the graduate of French schools who won the respect due a scholar and gentleman. An agronomist who defended his American hosts was admonished with the peasant saying: "The fish trusts the water, and it is in the water that it is cooked.