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And Music Created Cuba

This book is about a paradise-like island and how it was populated by music. This story begins...

Sergio Chejfec: The Passenger Is Gone

“I will die in Paris with a rainstorm, / on a day I already remember.” I remembered...

Monterroso’s Laughter

When I write, I am always making a call for rebellion or revolution, but I do it so...

Juan Gabriel Vásquez: Closed Circuits of the Cold War

In the rich and growing historiography on the Cold War in Latin America and the Caribbean, it...

Cintio Vitier: A Cuban fight against skepticism

It is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Cintio Vitier (1921-2009), a fundamental essayist and poet...

What is Poetry? (Yo es Nosotrxs)

Poetry is a collective and public art because imperceptibly but obstinately pushes the uses and limits...

José Kozer: an Acrobat without a Net Standing between Fullness and Emptiness. A review of ‘Letters from Hallandale’

Letters from Hallandale, a collection of texts by José Kozer (b. Havana, 1940) about his favorite authors,...

Portrait of Virgil in Hell

Hablemos pues con los vivos hasta que podamos. Virgilio Piñera, “Alocución contra los necrófilos” ONE. Not a tall man, but...