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Essays in Cuban Intellectual History
     

Essays in Cuban Intellectual History

by R. Rojas
 

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Well-known essayist and Cuban historian Rafael Rojas presents a collection of his best work, one which focuses on--and offers alternatives to--the central myths that have organized Cuban culture from the nineteenth century to the present. Rojas explores the most important themes of Cuban intellectual history, including the legacy of José Martí, the

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Well-known essayist and Cuban historian Rafael Rojas presents a collection of his best work, one which focuses on--and offers alternatives to--the central myths that have organized Cuban culture from the nineteenth century to the present. Rojas explores the most important themes of Cuban intellectual history, including the legacy of José Martí, the cultural effect of the war in 1898, the construction of a national canon of Cuban literature, the works of classical intellectuals of the republican period, the literary magazine Orígenes, the ideological impact of the Cuban Revolution, and the possibilities of a democratic transition in the island at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

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" Essays in Cuban Intellectual History offers ample evidence that Cuban nationalism will remain fertile ground for our deepest intellectual quandaries. In that sense, in its rich array of hope, contradiction and fear, one must welcome the arrival of this book." - Román de la Campa, A Contra corriente

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230603004
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Series:
New Concepts in Latino American Cultures Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Rafael Rojas is Professor and Researcher, Center for Economic Research and Teaching, Mexico City, and he has been Visiting Professor at Princeton and Columbia University. He has written or edited more than fifteen books on Cuba, Mexican and Latin American culture. His latest book, Tumbas sin sosiego. Revolución, disidencia y exilio del intellectual cubano (2006), received The Premio Anagrama, the most prestigious prize for essay in the hispanic world.

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