Literary Culture in Cuba : Revolution, Nation-Building and the Book, Paperback / softback Book

Literary Culture in Cuba : Revolution, Nation-Building and the Book Paperback / softback


Available in paperback for the first time, this book brings an original and innovative approach to a much-misunderstood aspect of the Cuban Revolution: the place of literature and the creation of a literary culture.

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.

It thus presents a historical analysis of the evolution of literary culture from 1959 to the present, as well as a series of more detailed case studies (on writing workshops, the Havana Book Festival and the publishing infrastructure) which reveal how this culture is created in contemporary Cuba.

It thus contributes a new and complex vision of revolutionary Cuban culture which is as detailed as it is comprehensive. -- .


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations, black & white
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780719099953

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