Essays in Cuban Intellectual History

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Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 15, 2008 - History - 197 pages
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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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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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