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Beyond bongos in montmartre:: Lydia Cabrera and Alejo Carpentier Imagine Blackness

Emily A. Maguire

in Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037479
eISBN:
9780813042329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037479.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the symbolic function of blackness in the work of Alejo Carpentier and Lydia Cabrera. In Carpentier's first novel, Ecué-Yamba-O, blackness stands in as symbolic of both exotic ... More


Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography

Emily A. Maguire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037479
eISBN:
9780813042329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037479.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the wake of independence from Spain in 1898, Cuba's intellectual avant-garde struggled to cast their country as a modern nation. They grappled with the challenges presented by the postcolonial ... More


Carnival and Ñáñiguismo: Poetic Syncretism in Alejo Carpentier's “Juego santo”

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The focus of this chapter—“Carnival and Ñáñiguismo: Poetic Syncretism in Alejo Carpentier's ‘Juego santo’”—is a little-studied poem by one of the earliest literary proponents of Afrocubanismo. This ... More


Caribbean Masks: Frantz Fanon and Alejo Carpentier

Stephen Henighan

in Postcolonial Perspectives on the Cultures of Latin America and Lusophone Africa

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235668
eISBN:
9781846313851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235668.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines Alejo Carpentier's Caribbean novel El siglo de las luces and Frantz Fanon's Caribbean treatise Peau noir, masques blancs. The work by Aimé Césaire laid the intellectual ... More


The Postcolonial Ecology of the New World Baroque: Alejo Carpentier’s The Lost Steps

George B. Handley

in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the postcolonial ecology of the New World Baroque, a theory invoked by Alejo Carpentier in his novel The Lost Steps. More specifically, it considers primitivism—an artistic ... More


Reading the Novum World: The Literary Geography of Science Fiction in Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

María del Pilar Blanco

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In “Reading the Novum World: The Literary Geography of Science Fiction in Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”, María del Pilar Blanco explores the author's uses of science fiction in ... More


Conclusion

Kathryn Lachman

in Borrowed Forms: The Music and Ethics of Transnational Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380307
eISBN:
9781781387290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380307.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Borrowed Forms has shown how a critical engagement with music is essential to understanding the formal innovations and ethical commitments of the transnational novel. The conclusion extends the ... More


Introduction

in Colonial Tropes and Postcolonial Tricks: Rewriting the Tropics in the novela de la selva

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311956
eISBN:
9781846315220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315220.001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the development of the novela de la selva — the Spanish-American Jungle Novel. It then sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore how ... More


Lázaro Carreño and Yoel Carreño

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Dance

Two Ballet Nacional de Cuba principal dancers, Lázaro Carreño and his nephew Yoel, compare how they experienced Fernando as a teacher and a coach during the different generations to which they ... More


Mazurka Erotika

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0029
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter opens with a lengthy discussion of the musical relations between Cuba and Curacao and ends introducing Izaline Calister, one of the younger generation of Curacaoan musicians who had gone ... More


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