Biography of a Runaway Slave

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Curbstone Press, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 217 pages
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"Valuable new version of Biografâia de un cimarrâon includes Hill's expert translation; brief but informative preface about Esteban Montejo (the book's first-person narrator); Barnet's afterword (which replaces, albeit partially, his original introduction), in which he explains his understanding of literatura testimonal; and a glossary of terms. Original work was first translated as Autobiography of a runaway slave by Jocasta Innes (1968)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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Biography of a Runaway Slave

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In this 1968 title, Cuban poet, novelist, and anthropologist Barnet recounts the life of Esteban Montejo, a former slave who became a fugitive living in the wild and later served as a soldier in Cuba ... Read full review

Contents

TRANSLATORS PREFACE
11
Life in the Sugarmills
61
THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE
109
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Miguel Barnet lives in Havana, Cuba, where he was born in 1940. He is the originator of the tradition of "Testimonial" fiction in Latin American letters, and he remains the genre's acknowledged master.

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