Saber de Ausencia. Lecturas de poetas cubanos (y algo más)

Sevilla: Editorial Renacimiento (Colección Iluminaciones, 154), 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 303p., bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #78479
ISBN: 9788418818776

Halfway between personal reflection and academic discourse, between the here of exile and the there of the distant homeland, Saber de ausencia traces an itinerary that starts from José Martí’s thought on exile to venture into the work of some of the most relevant contemporary Cuban poets: Eliseo Diego, Heberto Padilla, Dulce María Loynaz, Eugenio Florit, José Ángel Buesa, Orlando González Esteva, and Ricardo Pau-Llosa (the latter a Cuban poet who writes in English). Among the authors studied there is even a “manisero” Wallace Stevens who reveals unusual facets of the great American poet. Everything fits and nothing is superfluous in this “knowledge of absence” practiced by the author, a Cuban without Cuba, whose innovative readings demonstrate a robust knowledge of absence, its experiences and consequences, as well as the dividend of wisdom that absence makes possible. As Pérez Firmat points out, “distance is anxiety, but it is also gain.”.

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