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Cubalogues: Beat Writers in Revolutionary Havana

Todd F. Tietchen

Abstract

Immediately after the Cuban Revolution, Havana fostered an important transnational intellectual and cultural scene. Later, Fidel Castro would strictly impose his vision of Cuban culture on the populace and the United States would bar its citizens from traveling to the island, but for these few fleeting years the Cuban capital was steeped in many liberal and revolutionary ideologies and influences. Some of the most prominent figures in the Beat Movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Amiri Baraka, were attracted to the new Cuba as a place where people would be racially eq ... More

Keywords: Cuban Revolution, Cuba, Havana, Fidel Castro, Cuban culture, United States, liberal, revolutionary ideologies, Beat Movement, Beat poets, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813035208
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035208.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Todd F. Tietchen, author
Union County College