Overview: A Century of Cuban Writers explores the intricate connection that has existed between Florida and Cuba for centuries by collecting the works of thirty—three Cuban writers who lived or live today in Florida. Among these, we find some of the most important Cuban men and women of letters, such as Felix Varela, Jose Marti, Juana Borrero, Enrique Labrador Ruiz, Herberto Padilla, Hilda Perera, Jose Yglesias, and Ricardo Pau—Llosa. This book brings together their voices to create a remarkable literary journey through history. The works are presented in English, most translated here for the first time. Apart from these interesting and surprisingly topical works, the editors also provide an enlightening and comprehensive introduction. This introductory essay examines the historical importance of the Cuban contribution to Florida's heritage, a topic not found in many books about Florida. Both the literary works and the insightful introduction make this book a major addition to history, as well as the literary arts.
Author Biography: Carolina Hospital was born in Cuba and is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Jorge Cantera was born in Cuba and has resided in Miami since 1970.
"Prose and poetry by 33 writers, arranged in chronological groups from 19th century to present. Interesting introduction by editors explores long history of contact and cultural ties between Florida and Cuba. Selection includes well-known figures (Martâi, Cabrera, Padilla) alongside less famous ones. Some texts originally written in English. Literary quality of texts is uneven, but volume is useful for the classroom"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
A Century of Cuban Writers Explores the intricate connection that has existed between Florida and Cuba for centuries by collecting the works of thirtythree Cuban writers who lived or live today in Florida.
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Title: A Century of Cuban Writers in Florida: Selected Prose and Poetry
Author: Carolina Hospital
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
Date Published: October 1996
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