The Cuban Condition Translation and Identity in Modern Cuban Literature The sense of the radical newness of Spanish America found in literary works from the chronicles of the conquest to the work of the criollistas has recently given way to a stronger recognition of the t

  • Title: The Cuban Condition: Translation and Identity in Modern Cuban Literature
  • Author: GustavoPerez Firmat Enrique Pupo-Walker
  • ISBN: 9780521327473
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The sense of the radical newness of Spanish America found in literary works from the chronicles of the conquest to the work of the criollistas has recently given way to a stronger recognition of the transatlantic roots of much Spanish American literature This indebtedness does not imply subservience rather, the New World s cultural and literary autonomy lies in theThe sense of the radical newness of Spanish America found in literary works from the chronicles of the conquest to the work of the criollistas has recently given way to a stronger recognition of the transatlantic roots of much Spanish American literature This indebtedness does not imply subservience rather, the New World s cultural and literary autonomy lies in the distinctive ways in which it assimilated its cultural inheritance Professor Perez Firmat explores this process of assimilation or transculturation in the case of Cuba, and proposes a new understanding of the issue of Cuban national identity through revisionary readings of both literary and non literary works by Juan Marinello, Fernando Ortiz, Nicolds Guillen, Alejo Carpentier and others, dating from the early decades of the twentieth century, a time of intense self reflection in the nation s history Using a critical vocabulary derived from these works, he argues that Cuban identity is translational rather than foundational and that cubania emerges from a nuanced, self conscious recasting of foreign models.

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