Dreaming in Cuban Themes

Cristina Garcia
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Idealized Love

Celia lives in a world filled with waiting for something else to happen. She has a single affair with a married man as a young woman and never relinquishes her feelings towards him. At her future husband Jorge's insistence, she writes the first letter to Gustavo Sierra de Armas. Although he does not reply, she continues to write him a letter each month on the 11th until she is fifty years old. At some point, even she acknowledges that her love for him is habitual. She writes because she feels she must, but the letters become less of a means for communicating to Gustavo and more of a way for her to write and analyze her own feelings during different points in her life.

The love Celia has for Gustavo becomes an idealized love. Since they do not see each other again and cannot become indifferent to...

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