Cuban Literature

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Marcelo Morales by Kristin Dykstra
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“There was no capitalist reality segregated from socialist reality. There was one reality, period.”

Yoss by Jacqueline Loss
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“Look at me, I have an inner life, I think differently, I am different, and yet, I can also reflect back your own thoughts.”

Leonardo Padura by Oscar Hijuelos
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Cuba’s detective-fiction author spins an epic tale on Trotsky and his assassin in The Man Who Loved Dogs.

The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura

Prepared to wait for the sunset in Santa María del Mar, I had taken out the book I was reading from my backpack.

Carlos Eire by Silvana Paternostro
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Carlos Eire, a professor of history and religion at Yale, won a National Book Award for his first nonhistorical effort, Waiting for Snow in Havana, his memoir of a privileged childhood in Cuba disrupted by the revolution.

In Memoriam: Reinaldo Arenas by Jaime Manrique

In the early hours of December 7, 1990, in his Hell’s Kitchen apartment in New York, the exiled Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas committed suicide.

Three Poems by Virgil Suárez

This First Proof contains three poems by Virgil Suárez.

Nancy Morejón by Sapphire
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Nancy Morejón is one of Cuba’s most preeminent poets, and the most internationally successful and widely translated woman writer of the post-revolutionary period. Her work speaks of African Cubans, of women, and of the people of her local Havana.

The Voice of the Turtle: An Anthology of Cuban Stories by Caryl Phillips
Voice of the Turtle

This remarkable collection of stories spans the full breadth of a century of Cuban short story writing.

Four Poems by Nancy Morejón

Poems from Indispensable October.

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