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The Resource Angel Cuadra : the poet in socialist Cuba, edited by Warren Hampton

Angel Cuadra : the poet in socialist Cuba, edited by Warren Hampton

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Angel Cuadra : the poet in socialist Cuba
Title
Angel Cuadra
Title remainder
the poet in socialist Cuba
Statement of responsibility
edited by Warren Hampton
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • Angel Cuadra was a prisoner of conscience, sentenced to one of Castro's gulags in 1967 for conspiracy. He became a forgotten man in his own country, expunged from contemporary Cuban letters
  • As a young literary figure and anti-Batista conspirator in the fifties, Cuadra participated both in the arts and in politics. In the flush of Batista's downfall, Cuadra enjoyed a moment of recognition as an international spokesman for Castro's successful revolution and as a popular and widely translated poet. At the same time he became a government lawyer, a helpful cover when he renewed his underground activities
  • A short time after Castro's triumph, the artists and writers who participated in the original revolution reappraised the new government, soon establishing a new resistance. Writing under the pen name of Alejandro Almanza, Cuadra became one of the movement's leaders
  • . Cuadra was released from prison in 1982 after serving his full sentence. Now a part of the Cuban intellectual community in exile in Miami, he works as an international jurist concerned with political prisoners. Cuadra continues to write; in 1988 he received an award from the government of Spain for his love poems and in 1990 received special recognition for his poetry from President Vaclav Havel of Czechoslovakia
  • This volume includes three of Cuadra's works in translation. The essay "Writers in Socialist Cuba" describes his final three years in Cuba, when he was free from prison but forbidden to leave the country. He tells of attempts to readjust to his beloved Havana, of reunions with friends and not-so-well-wishers, and of existence in the Castro years when all hope for a better life had evaporated. A recent postscript gives his impressions of the Cuban artistic and intellectual climate since the mid-eighties
  • A Correspondence of Poems (from Jail) presents Cuadra's poetic letters to the exiled Cuban poet Juana Rosa Pita. Befitting its lyrical spirit, this poetry was smuggled out of prison in a musical instrument. The third section includes excerpts from a 1963-64 essay and a collection of poetry criticizing the Castro regime, published by the underground resistance movement called UNARE
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
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Cuadra, Angel
Dewey number
  • 861
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PQ7389.C84
LC item number
A6 1994eb
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Hampton, Warren
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  • Cuadra, Angel
  • Cuban poetry
  • Politics and literature
  • Cuba
  • Authors, Cuban
  • Cuadra, Angel
  • FICTION
  • Authors, Cuban
  • Cuban poetry
  • Politics and government
  • Politics and literature
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Romance Literatures
  • Languages & Literatures
  • Spanish Literature
Label
Angel Cuadra : the poet in socialist Cuba, edited by Warren Hampton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
English and Spanish
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Writers in Socialist Cuba" -- A Correspondence of Poems -- Brief Letter to Donald Walsh (in Memoriam) -- Yesteryear's Lost Hope: Selections from the UNARE Underground Essay and Poems -- Excerpt from Pura del Prado's Preface to Tiempo del hombre
Control code
47010084
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (158 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813022628
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010084
Label
Angel Cuadra : the poet in socialist Cuba, edited by Warren Hampton
Publication
Note
English and Spanish
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Writers in Socialist Cuba" -- A Correspondence of Poems -- Brief Letter to Donald Walsh (in Memoriam) -- Yesteryear's Lost Hope: Selections from the UNARE Underground Essay and Poems -- Excerpt from Pura del Prado's Preface to Tiempo del hombre
Control code
47010084
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (158 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813022628
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010084

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