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This is one of the most compelling book that I ever read about Haiti. Mr. Gold is funny and objective.
The nightmare aspect referred to in the title includes the burning of a suspected werewolf in Port-au-Prince and Gold's frightening confrontation with the roving henchmen called tonton macoutes. He lived in Haiti for periods during the Duvalier regimes, of both p ere and fils, and was at one point banned from the country for his reporting. This is one of the most compelling book that I ever read about Haiti. One could feel his love for Haiti popping out of the pages; he is not just another foreigner out to make a quick buck.
Jan morris (introduction). Gold's book was excellent and engaging, covering his multiple trips in great detail. He lived in Haiti for a few different stints over a period of several decades, I've been reading a lot about Haiti lately, trying to learn more about this quixotic place. I'd heard that Gold's memoir, Best Nightmare on Earth, provided an especially good look into mid-century life from an expat's perspective, especially when read in tandem with Graham Greene's The Comedians. This is precisely how I tackled them
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Best Nightmare on Earth : A Life in Haiti. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. This is an amazing book. I have traveled to Hait 5 times, my longest stay being four months. This book made me feel as if I was back in the country I love so much. I would recommend this book to anyone who's heart has been grasped by this country. Haiti, A Nightmare You Can Sleep Through.
Now, in Best Nightmare on Earth, he explores the secret life of this vibrant, volatile, violent land. 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. gerousexotic, a Garden of Eden fallen into despair, a tiny nation of unimaginable misery and unpredictable grace, an island where life is a kind of literature, a world of "unlimited impossibility. This is Herbert Gold's Haiti, a country of extraordinary paradox and remarkable extremes-of gingerbread dream houses and wretched slums, of brutal repression and explosive creative energy.
Five decades ago, award-winning author Herbert Gold traveled to Haiti on a Caribbean .
Five decades ago, award-winning author Herbert Gold traveled to Haiti on a Caribbean version of the Fulbright Scholarshi. Now, in Best Nightmare on Earth, he explores the secret life of this vibrant, volatile, violent land . exotic, a Garden of Eden fallen into despair, a tiny nation of unimaginable misery and unpredictable grace, an island where life is a kind of literature, a world of -unlimited impossibility.
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