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The Resource Literary culture in Cuba : revolution, nation-building and the book, Par Kumaraswami and Antoni Kapcia, with Meesha Nehru

Literary culture in Cuba : revolution, nation-building and the book, Par Kumaraswami and Antoni Kapcia, with Meesha Nehru

Label
Literary culture in Cuba : revolution, nation-building and the book
Title
Literary culture in Cuba
Title remainder
revolution, nation-building and the book
Statement of responsibility
Par Kumaraswami and Antoni Kapcia, with Meesha Nehru
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Based on over 100 interviews with a wide range of actors involved in the structures and processes that produce, regulate, promote and consume literature on the island, the book breaks new ground by going beyond the conventional approach (the study of individual authors and texts) and by going beyond the canon of texts known outside Cuba
  • This book examines the complex ways in which a literary culture has been created and sustained within the Cuban Revolution. Based on the insights gained from original interviews with over 100 participants and sustained documentary research, it offers new perspectives and challenges long-held orthodoxies regarding the place of literature in the Cuban Revolution. By departing from the conventional focus on individual texts and authors to instead examine the actors, processes and spaces (writing, regulation, publishing, promotion and reading) through which literature has operated inside Cuba since 1959, and thus situates literary culture within the broader revolutionary context of nation-building. It traces the development of literary culture from the first days of the Revolution through to the economic crisis of the 1990s, revealing the debates and tensions but also the continuity of vision which has underlined the production and circulation of literature on the island. Combining historical and theoretical approaches with more detailed case studies, it explores Cuban literary culture through a conceptual framework which identifies the unique and complex patterns of policy and practice within the Revolution and applies them to three particular contemporary phenomena writing workshops, the Havana Book Festival, and the publishing infrastructure which demonstrate the continuing centrality of literary culture within the Cuban Revolution. The book is of interest to students and researchers working within Latin American Studies, those studying Cuba or other revolutionary contexts in Latin America, as well as those working in Cultural Studies, and lay readers with an interest in the Cuban Revolution
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Kumaraswami, Par
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Kapcia, Antoni
  • Nehru, Meesha
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  • Cuba
  • Cuban literature
  • Cuba
  • Politics and culture
  • Cuban literature
  • Cultural policy
  • Intellectual life
  • Politics and culture
  • Cuba
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Spanish & Portuguese
Label
Literary culture in Cuba : revolution, nation-building and the book, Par Kumaraswami and Antoni Kapcia, with Meesha Nehru
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Locating literary culture in the trajectory of the Revolution -- Understanding literary culture in the Revolution -- 1959-61 : the first flush of revolution -- 1961-89 : the years of radicalisation and consolidation -- 1990s-2000s : the years of crisis and reassessment -- The path to becoming a writer in contemporary Cuba : the role of the Centro de Formacion Literaria Onelio Jorge Cardoso and the movement of talleres literarios / by Meesha Nehru -- The history of a novel : Alberto Ajon Leon's ¿Que Bola? (What's Up?) -- The Feria Internacional del Libro de la Habana -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn847126696
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526130327
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vwgfd8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847126696
Label
Literary culture in Cuba : revolution, nation-building and the book, Par Kumaraswami and Antoni Kapcia, with Meesha Nehru
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Locating literary culture in the trajectory of the Revolution -- Understanding literary culture in the Revolution -- 1959-61 : the first flush of revolution -- 1961-89 : the years of radicalisation and consolidation -- 1990s-2000s : the years of crisis and reassessment -- The path to becoming a writer in contemporary Cuba : the role of the Centro de Formacion Literaria Onelio Jorge Cardoso and the movement of talleres literarios / by Meesha Nehru -- The history of a novel : Alberto Ajon Leon's ¿Que Bola? (What's Up?) -- The Feria Internacional del Libro de la Habana -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn847126696
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526130327
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vwgfd8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847126696

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