Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.
2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title
Mínima Cuba analyzes the reconfiguration of aesthetics and power during the Cuban postrevolutionary transition (1989 to 2005, the conclusion of the “Special Period”). It explores the marginal cultural production on the island by the first generation of intellectuals born during the Revolution. The author studies the work of postrevolutionary poets and essayists Antonio José Ponte, Rolando Sánchez Mejías, and Iván de la Nuez, among others. In their writing we find the exhaustion of the allegorical and melancholic rhetoric of the Cuban Revolution, and the poetics of irony developed in the current biopolitical era. The book will appeal to anyone interested in contemporary literary and cultural studies, poetics, and film studies in Latin America and the Caribbean.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Series:||SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Marta Hernández Salván is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of California, Riverside.
Table of Contents
1. Sovereignty of Violence
2. Violence and Melancholia in the Eighties and Nineties
3. Biopolitics and the Revival of José Lezama Lima in the Eighties and Nineties
4. Humanism, Irony, and the End of Literature