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The initials of the earth

Author: Jesús Díaz; Kathleen Ross
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.
Series: Latin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many critics consider The Initials of the Earth to be the quintessential novel of the Cuban Revolution and the finest work by the Cuban writer and filmmaker Jess Daz. Born in Havana in 1941, Daz was a witness to the Revolution and ardent supporter of it until the last decade of his life. In 1992 he took up residence as an exile in Berlin and later in Madrid, where he died in 2002. This is the first of his books to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Díaz, Jesús.
Initials of the earth.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)605497574
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jesús Díaz; Kathleen Ross
ISBN: 0822338297 9780822338291 0822338440 9780822338444 9780822338291 9780822338444
OCLC Number: 65400420
Notes: Translated from the Spanish.
Description: xxiv, 430 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword by Fredric Jameson --
Translator's preface --
Brief chronology of events in Cuba, 1842-75 --
The initials of the earth by Jesus Diaz --
Epilogue by Ambrosio Fornet --
Afterword by Kathleen Ross.
Series Title: Latin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução.
Other Titles: Iniciales de la tierra.
Responsibility: Jesús Díaz ; translated by Kathleen Ross ; foreword by Fredric Jameson ; epilogue by Ambrosio Fornet.
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Opens as the protagonist, Carlos Perez Cifredo, sits down to fill out a questionnaire for readmission to the Cuban Communist Party. This title closes with Carlos standing before a panel of Party  Read more...

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"This translation of Las Iniciales de la tierra is an exceptional event, and a rare chance to experience Cuban revolutionary literature first-hand."--Fredric Jameson, from the foreword "Like no other Read more...

 
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