Uva de Aragon–scholar, writer, thinker–will be one of Cubanabooks next authors. We like what she has to say here about Jose Marti, and especially what she has to say in her novel Memoria de silencio, which will come out in a bilingual edition as Memory of Silence.

Habanera soy


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enero 28, 2013

José Martí, hombre superior, polifacético y visionario, cumple hoy 160 años. Utilizo el verbo en presente porque, al menos para sus compatriotas, permanece vivo, aunque muchos lo citen sin conocer a fondo su biografía, obra y pensamiento político. Si en algo concuerdan los cubanos, tras más de medio siglo de divisiones y adversidades, es en el culto al mártir de Dos Ríos.

La primera lección martiana para el presente y sin duda para siempre, la encontramos en esos versos recitados por generaciones de niños en que Martí ofrece una rosa blanca por igual “al amigo sincero” que el cruel que le arrancael corazón con que vive.
El vocablo puede parecer cursi, pero Martí predicaba el amor, y necesitamos una gran dosis de ese sentimiento entre nosotros. Porque el amor – no los ha recordado hace pocos años la Iglesia Católica cubana – “todo lo puede”. Y…

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Cubanabooks is a small independent press devoted to bringing first-class literature from Cuban women to a United States audience as well as to a global English and Spanish-speaking public. Publishing select literary gems in English or in bilingual English/Spanish volumes, Cubanabooks aims to correct the current U.S. unavailability of excellent literature from Cubans living in Cuba. At this time we prioritize the dissemination of works by living female writers who reside on the island. The founder and senior editor is Dr. Sara E. Cooper (Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin 1999), Professor of Spanish at California State University, Chico.
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  1. Barbara Riess says:

    I liked that novel! Thanks, Cubanabooks Press! ¡Adelante, Uva!

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