Essays in Cuban Intellectual History

  • Authors
  • Rafael Rojas

Part of the New Concepts in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Rafael Rojas
    Pages 1-8
  3. Rafael Rojas
    Pages 25-41
  4. Rafael Rojas
    Pages 65-91
  5. Rafael Rojas
    Pages 93-114
  6. Rafael Rojas
    Pages 115-133
  7. Rafael Rojas
    Pages 135-153
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 155-197

About this book


Well-known essayist and Cuban historian Rafael Rojas presents a collection of his best work, one which focuses on - and offers alternatives to - the central myths that have organized Cuban culture from the nineteenth century to the present. Rojas explores the most important themes of Cuban intellectual history, including the legacy of José Martí, the cultural effect of the war in 1898, the construction of a national canon of Cuban literature, the works of classical intellectuals of the republican period, the literary magazine Orígenes, the ideological impact of the Cuban Revolution, and the possibilities of a democratic transition in the island at the beginning of the twenty-firstcentury.


culture history of literature intellectual history Transition

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