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Contretemps in Cuba, or The Saga of the Books

Wednesday, February 11, 2015. When a plane touches down at José Martí National Airport (or to anywhere else from the island), the inevitable but always spontaneous applause and glad shouts make me wonder about their motivation. Are travelers truly that … Continue reading

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Translating Mirta Yáñez–My Wounds Are Still Bleeding…

Translating Mirta Yáñez’s prize-winning novel The Bleeding Wound (2014 Cubanabooks Press; originally Sangra por la herida, 2011, Letras Cubanas) was sometimes painful task–but not just in terms of how to get across idiosyncrasies in the author’s language, culture, and personal … Continue reading

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Sangra Por La Herida: Conversaciones al día

Si alguna vez ha leído una novela que amplió su percepción y análisis de la literatura , añade ésta a su lista. La novela de Mirta Yáñez Sangra Por La Herida (The Bleeding Wound) es una lectura diferente, no es … Continue reading

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Reflections on The Bleeding Wound – by Zach Rotter

In The Bleeding Wound, Mirta Yáñez casts waves of hopeless shadow over Havana and its crumbling tenements, pockmarked streets, and slowly withering people. Characters move ghostlike through their lives, holding emptiness barely at bay as they slowly stumble closer to … Continue reading

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El Tiempo No Espera A Nadie

El tiempo no espera a nadie. La linealidad del tiempo nos obliga a vivir adelantando y comprender la vida hacia atrás. En el presente muchas cosas no están bajo nuestro control, las fuerzas de la naturaleza siempre nos recuerda de … Continue reading

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Cuba and virginity in the sixties…

From the forthcoming bilingual edition of Mirta Yáñez’s The Bleeding Wound/Sangra por la herida, being hailed in Cuba as an intrepid look at past inequities and present frustrations… “Back then a lot of social pressure was focused on young ladies … Continue reading

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By the Sea with Mirta Yáñez

In a small coastal town in Cuba, made famous by the drinking and fishing habits of United Statesian author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), lives a woman as fundamentally influential for contemporary Cuban women writers as Hemingway was for the … Continue reading

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Sangrando por la herida…

Posted on Rebelion.org September 30, 2011 Margarita Mateo La jiribilla “¿qué serías en el antes, la madre, la concertista, la prostituta, la que tenía el tedio, la alienada, la del amor platónico, la asexual, la torpe, la que no tuvo … Continue reading

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Mirta Yáñez wins coveted Critics’ Choice Award in Cuba

For the fourth time in her career, Cuban writer Mirta Yáñez has won the national Critics’ Choice Award (Premio Anual de la Crítica), this time for her new novel Sangra por la herida. The translation to English is underway, and … Continue reading

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