Oscar Hijuelos: Neilly Series Lecture

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Oscar Hijuelos: Neilly Series Lecture

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Date

2003-10-10

Description

Oscar Hijuelos, acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning author of the international bestseller The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, will present "From Anecdote to Speculation: The Small and Larger Details of Life that Inspire One's Fiction." Hijuelos will recount how his tió Pedro, who played bass with Xavier Cugat in the 1930s, was inspiration for the Mambo Kings and how a little known Cuban composer became Israel Levis of A Simple Habana Melody. He will tell how he is inspired by the simplest of images or imagined moments and how you can be too. Introduction by Raul Rodriguez-Hernandez. 

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lecture

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Hijuelos_small.jpg

Citation

Hijuelos, Oscar, “Oscar Hijuelos: Neilly Series Lecture,” RBSCP Exhibits, accessed June 21, 2021, https://rbscpexhibits.lib.rochester.edu/items/show/4820.

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  2. Neilly-Series-2003-2004.pdf