Essays in Cuban Intellectual History

Hardcover | February 15, 2008

byRafael 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 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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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 Jo...

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 de...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.3 × 5.78 × 0.63 inPublished:February 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230603009

ISBN - 13:9780230603004

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Table of Contents

Preface * "Otro Gallo Cantaría:" The First Cuban Republicanism * The Moral Frontier: 1898, Discourses at War * Against Homo Cubensis: Fernando Ortiz, Transculturation, and Nationalism * Orígenes and the Poetics of History * Gallery of Cuban Writing * Diaspora and Memory in Cuban Literature * Symbolic Dilemmas of the Cuban Transition

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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