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Literary culture in Cuba: Revolution, nation-building and the book

Par Kumaraswami and Antoni Kapcia


This book looks at 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, it goes beyond the conventional approach (the study of individual authors and texts) and the canon of texts known outside Cuba. The book 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 writin ... More

Keywords: Cuban Revolution, literary culture, writing workshops, Havana Book Festival, publishing, Cuban culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719083754
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083754.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Par Kumaraswami, author
the University of Reading

Antoni Kapcia, author
the University of Nottingham