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Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of
Afrocubanismo
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Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Thomas F. Anderson

Abstract

This detailed analysis of the poetry associated with the Afrocubanismo movement of the late 1920s infuses new life into the study of these remarkable works. Focusing on the representations of carnival and its comparsas (carnival bands and music), this book offers thought-provoking new readings of poems by seminal Cuban poets, demonstrating how their writings on and about these traditions both contributed to and detracted from the development of a recognizable Afro-Cuban identity. It is the first book to examine, from a literary perspective, the long-running debate between the proponents of Afr ... More

Keywords: Afrocubanismo, poetry, carnival, Cuban poets, traditions, Republic, canon, culture, 1920s, comparsas, development, analysis, Afro-Cuban identity, perspective, debate, Cuban intelligentsia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813035581
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035581.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas F. Anderson, author
University of Notre Dame