Tuesday February 21, 2017

Books

An American Feminist in Cuba: Margaret Randall and To Change the World

Poet, writer, photographer, social activist, and feminist, Margaret Randall spent more than a decade of her life in Cuba. In a conversation with poet and editor Laura Ruiz Montes, Randall talks about her experiences and her memoir, To Change the World: My Years in Cuba, recently translated and published on the island.

2016: Going Out with Poetry

Feeling the need for some poetry to finish out the year—this year especially—we asked poet and playwright Félix Lizárraga to select and translate a few poems from his recent book, Fuga del bosque. He responded generously, including a previously unpublished poem.

Bookshelf: Tropicana Nights, Concrete Cuba, and at Least One Manifesto

With the holidays rapidly approaching, here are our picks among recent books on Cuban art and culture—including new volumes on Luis Cruz Azaceta, Rocío García, and Félix González-Torres. Plus a new edition of Rosa Lowinger’s beloved nightclub saga, Tropicana Nights, with a cover by Alexandre Arrechea.
 

Bookshelf: Fall 2016

For late summer reading and into the fall, a roundup of books on Cuban abstraction, 20th-century art, and graphic humor, as well as cookbooks, Cuban theater, a fantasy for kids, and a long-awaited volume by poet Félix Lizárraga.

Espacios críticos habaneros: Deconstructing critical areas of Cuban art in the 1950s

Launched during Havana’s 25th International Book Fair this spring, the two-volume Espacios críticos habaneros del Arte Cubano: la década de 1950 delves into the “critical spaces” that formed and transformed the visual arts in Cuba in that era. Yenny Hernández Valdés looks at the work and its approach to the cultural landscape of the 1950s.
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