Music in Cuba

ISBN-10: 0816632308

ISBN-13: 9780816632305

Edition: 2001

Authors: Alejo Carpentier, Timothy Brennan, Alan West-Duran

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Book details

List price: $24.50
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 2/20/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

ALEJO CARPENTIER (1904-1980) was one of the most important writers of the Latin American boom. He was born in Switzerland but grew up in Havana; his European and Latin American roots allowed him a unique insight into the relationship between the new world and the old. He was arrested in 1927 for opposing the Cuban dictator Gerardo Machado y Morales, and on his release from prison escaped the country to Paris. He traveled back to Cuba in 1936, after the regime fell, then lived for a short while in Venezuela. He returned to Cuba once again in 1959, to join Fidel Castro's revolution. He finally settled in Paris in 1966, and died there fourteen years later. FRANCES PARTRIDGE (1900-2004) was a member of the Bloomsbury group, a writer, and a translator from French and Spanish.

Timothy Brennan is professor of comparative literature, cultural studies, and English at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Nowand Salman Rushdie and the Third World: Myths of the Nation.

Introduction to the English Edition
Preface
The Sixteenth Century
The Seventeenth Century
Esteban Salas
Salon and Theater at the End of the Eighteenth Century
A Plot in the Cathedral of Havana
Introduction to the Contradanza
Blacks in Cuba
The Beginning of the Nineteenth Century
Antonio Raffelin-Juan Paris
Saumell and Nationalism
Espadero, the Romantic
Ignacio Cervantes
Cuban Bufos
Laureano Fuentes-Gaspar Villate
A Transition Period
Afro-Cubanism
Amadeo Roldan-Alejandro Garcia Caturla
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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