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Tropics of history : Cuba imagined

Author: Alan West
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ensayos (en inglés) sobre importantes figuras literarias del siglo XX - Nancy Morejón, Alejo Carpentier, Virgilio Piñera, Dulce María Loynaz, José Lezama Lima, y Severo Sarduy - y la creación imaginativa de Cuba y su historia a través de sus textos. Los capítulos finales contienen un apretada síntesis histórica que ayudan al lector no familiarizado con el país a situar a estos escritores y su obra dentro  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan West
ISBN: 0897893387 9780897893381
OCLC Number: 35792366
Description: viii, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Nancy Morejón : poet of cultural crossroads. The stone and its images --
Alejo Carpentier : symphonist of history's emblems. History as stepping razor : tragedy and revolution in Explosion in a cathedral --
Virgilio Piñera : history to the bone. History and its doubles : the master-slave dialectic, or what happens when Hegel meets the Keystone Cops --
Dulce María Loynaz : Cuba's living history. The house where the nation dreams. José Lezama Lima : the re-enchantment of the wor(l)d. Dragons and theurgy : Lezama's images of history --
Severo Sarduy : histories as desire. Cross-dressing as transculturation --
Paradigms lost : the Manigua of meaning --
Living tropes, living hopes --
Appendix: Cuban history : an overview.
Responsibility: Alan West.

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This study offers a perspective for interpreting the cultural politics of Cuba's complex history through an exploration of the country's literature. Cuba's eminent voices are introduced through the  Read more...

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