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From Cuba 9780822365488

From Cuba

ISBN-10: 0822365480
ISBN-13: 9780822365488
PUBLISHER: Duke University Press
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Most speculation about the future of Cuba rests on positions Cuban #65533;migr#65533;s in the United States, Latin America, and Europe have advanced. In contrast, From Cuba represents a diverse collection by Cuban artists and intellectuals who have retained primary identification with or residence in Cuba. The island nation embodies a point of unresolved friction within the new world order. On the one hand, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the project of the Revolution faces what seems to be an insurmountable impasse; on the other hand, Cuba resists returning to the capitalist fold like a prodigal son.

Featuring essays, poetry, art, performance texts, song lyrics, and writing from members of the generation of the Revolution to younger writers and artists of the nineties, this collection explores themes such as the crisis of the project of the Revolution in an era of the decline of socialism, the Cuban literary diaspora, resistance and freedom, and Cuban identity in the nineties. From Cuba expands upon and challenges the traditional ways in which scholars think about Cuba's political past and future prospects.

Contributors. Carlos Aguilera, Haroldo Dilla Alfonso, Miguel Barnet, Tania Bruguera, Michael Chanan, Antonio Fernandez, Ambrosio Fornet, Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Fernando Mart#65533;nez Heredia, Rafael Hernandez, Fina Garcia Marruz, Nancy Morej#65533;n, Geraredo Mosquera, Magaly Muguericia, Desiderio Navarro, Margarita Mateo Palmer, Omar Perez, Antonio Jos#65533; Ponte, Ra#65533;l Rivero, Reina Maria Rodriguez, Jos#65533; Prats Sariol, Cintio Vitier

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CATEGORY: History, Literary Criticism, Political Science, Social Science

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