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Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Ruth Behar, Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, and Kristin Schwain

Abstract

Handmade in Cuba is an in-depth examination of Ediciones Vigía, an artisanal press that published exquisite books crafted from everyday supplies during some of Cuba’s most dire economic periods. Vividly illustrated, this volume shows how the publishing collective responded to the nation’s changing historical and political situation from the margins of society, representing Cuban culture across the boundaries of race, age, gender, and genre. In this volume, poets and scholars reflect on the unique artistic work of Rolando Estévez, who oversaw the creation of over 500 handmade books and magazine ... More

Keywords: Ediciones Vigía, Rolando Estévez, Cuban culture, Handmade books

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781683401520
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401520.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Behar, editor
University of Michigan

Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, editor
University of Missouri

Kristin Schwain, editor

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Contents

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Introduction

Ruth Behar

Stories

2 Estévez Always Walking on the Grass

Nancy Morejón, translated by David Frye

3 The Artist’s Voice

Interview by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, translated by María Josefa Gómez Alvarez and Juanamaría Cordones-Cook

4 Estévez’s Artistic Journey

Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, translated by María Josefa Gómez Alvarez and Juanamaría Cordones-Cook

Enchantments

6 “Vigía es Elegguá”

Kristin Schwain

7 An Enchanting Exchange

Erin S. Finzer

8 The Brilliant Poverty of Vigía

Carina Pino Santos, translated by David Frye

Histories

10 Between Wonder and Resonance

Elzbieta Sklodowska