This learn deals a distinct standpoint in analyzing the cultural politics of Cuba's complicated background via an exploration of the country's literature. The publication introduces readers to a few of Cuba's most outstanding and fascinating voices via analyzing a number of the historic tropes positioned forth via significant writers. Drawing on an array of interpretive ways from mythopoetic research to phenomenology, West addresses the paintings of Nancy Morejón, Alejo Carpentier, Virgilio Piñera, Dulce María Loynaz, José Lezama Lima, and Severo Sarduy. This poetic examine Cuba's wealthy and turbulent background during the eyes of its writers could be of curiosity to scholars and students of Latin American background and culture.

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