In this essay, Roberto Fernández Retamar outlines a vision for a revolutionary American culture based in a political and intellectual history that began with José . from Caliban and Other Essays Roberto Fernandez Retamar Translated by Edward Baker Foreword by Fredric Jameson This article appeared for the first time in. On the forty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Cuban writer Roberto Fernández Retamar’s influential polemic Calibán, this essay revisits the.

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Roberto Fernández Retamar

He answered it as follows: These essays explore the topic of Latin American “culture”, placed in quotation marks to indicate the idea of a single culture being absurd. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

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Caliban And Other Essays by Roberto Fernández Retamar

Notify me of new comments via email. But in order not to falter because of a lack of spirit or the vanity of a false spirit, it is good also to nourish oneself through memory and admiration, through righteous study and loving compassion, on that fervent spirit of the natural surroundings in which one is born — a spirit matured and quickened by those of every race that issues from such surroundings and finds its final repose in them.

The authentic mestizo has conquered the exotic Creole my emphasis ; and finally to his fundamental advice:.

Frankly, this collection of essays made it a point to remind me that I know nothing. And let the conquered pedant be silent: Retamar finds the literary and historic origins of Caliban in Columbus’s Navigation Log Books, where the ‘Carib’ Indian becomes a ‘cannibal,’ a bestial human being situated on the margins of civilization.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Fernandez Retamar is on another level. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Professor Joao Cesar Castro de Rocha, at the University of Manchester has described Retamar as “one of the most distinguished Latin American intellectuals of the twentieth century. One of the only issues I have is that he repeatedly name-drops people and writes something along the lines of “this is very obvious and clearly you’ve heard of it.


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This volume will be useful in courses dealing with contemporary Latin American culture. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. And I have the sad suspicion that if the extraordinary texts of Che Guevara have enjoyed the greatest dissemination ever accorded a Latin American, the fact that he is read robert such avidity by our people is to a certain extent due to the prestige his name has even in the metropolitan capitals — where, to be sure, he is frequently the object of the most shameless manipulation.

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