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Cuba's Wild East: A Literary Geography of Oriente

Peter Hulme


This book recounts a literary history of modern Cuba that has four distinctive and interrelated characteristics. Oriented to the east of the island, it looks aslant at a Cuban national literature that has sometimes been indistinguishable from a history of Havana. Given the insurgent and revolutionary history of that eastern region, it recounts stories of rebellion, heroism and sacrifice. Intimately related to places and sites which now belong to a national pantheon, its corpus — while including fiction and poetry — is frequently written as memoir and testimony. As a region of encounter, that c ... More

Keywords: literary history, Cuba, Havana, rebellion, heroism, sacrifice, memoir, testimony, US writers, Cuban writers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781846317484
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317170


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Hulme, author