The Cuban Republic and José Martí: Reception and Use of a National Symbol

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Mauricio Augusto Font, Alfonso W. Quiroz
Lexington Books, 2006 - 267 páginas
Jose Marti contributed greatly to Cuba's struggle for independence from Spain with words as well as revolutionary action. Although he died before the formation of an independent republic, he has since been hailed as a heroic martyr inspiring Cuban republican traditions. During the twentieth century, traditionally nationalistic literature has reinforced an uncritical idealization of Marti and his influence. However, new approaches have recently explored the formation, reception, uses and abuses of the Marti myth. The essays in this volume analyze the influence of Jose Marti - poet, scholar, and revolutionary - on the formation of often-competing national identities in post-independence Cuba. By exploring the diverse representations and interpretations of Marti, they provide a critical analysis of the ways in which both the left and right have used his political and literary legacies to argue their version of contemporary Cuban 'reality.'
 

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Contenido

The Cuban Republic and Jose Marti
1
Essay on the First Cuban Republicanism
7
Nationalism and Monuments in Honor
18
The Struggle to Redefine Marti and Cuba Libre in the 1920s
34
Jose Marti and the Cult of
53
Marti in Cuban Schools
71
Jose Marti pilar de la Revolucion Cubana
82
Jose Marti against Race
95
Construyendo la imagen literaria de Marti en los Estados Unidos
135
Jose Marti en la obra de Fernando Ortiz
149
Inmigracion espanola e imaginario nacional en Cuba 19001920
155
Marti y la emigracion cubana de Yucatan frente al nacimiento
170
Jose Marti and Juana Borrero
180
Notes
195
Bibliography
235
Index
253

at the Intersection of the Americas
115
Jose Marti on the Avenue of the Americas
128
About the Contributors
265
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Mauricio A. Font is Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center. He is also the Director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies. Alfonso W. Quiroz is Professor of History at Baruch College.

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