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Introduction: Cuba, a Moveable Nation

Jorge Duany

in Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400905
eISBN:
9781683401193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400905.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Volume editor Jorge Duany briefly reviews the intellectual history of Cuban thought on national identity since the late eighteenth century. Several generations of Cuban writers and artists on the ... More


Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America

Antonio Lopez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814765463
eISBN:
9780814765487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814765463.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book uncovers an important, otherwise unrecognized century-long archive of literature and performance that reveals Cuban America as a space of overlapping Cuban and African diasporic ... More


Calypso Magnolia: The Crosscurrents of Caribbean and Southern Literature

John Wharton Lowe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628882
eISBN:
9781469628059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

John Lowe explodes old notions of region by exploring the effect of the Caribbean on Southern literature, and conversely, how the writers of the coastal U.S. have influenced artists “South of the ... More


Religious Syncretism

Ignacio López-Calvo

in Imaging the Chinese in Cuban Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032405
eISBN:
9780813039466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032405.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses religious syncretism, with particular emphasis on the representation of Chinese witchcraft and religion. As evidenced by the numerous works that are analyzed in this chapter, ... More


The history of a novel: Alberto Ajón León's ¿Qué bolá? (What's Up?) ¿Qué bolá? (What's Up?)

Kumaraswami Par

in Literary culture in Cuba: Revolution, nation-building and the book

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083754
eISBN:
9781781704714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083754.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the context of the complexities of the Cuban publishing infrastructure of 2008–11, this chapter presents the story of one possibly typical work of fiction, tracing its passage from conception to ... More


Cuba's Wild East: A Literary Geography of Oriente

Peter Hulme

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317484
eISBN:
9781846317170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317170
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book recounts a literary history of modern Cuba that has four distinctive and interrelated characteristics. Oriented to the east of the island, it looks aslant at a Cuban national literature ... More


For the Love of Beautiful Books: An Ode to the Work of Rolando Estévez for Ediciones Vigía

Ruth Behar (ed.)

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Rolando Estévez was the founding and guiding artistic director of Ediciones Vigía from its inception in 1985, in his hometown of Matanzas, Cuba, until 2014. In this personal reflection, the ... More


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