Generation Zero: An Anthology of New Cuban Fiction (Paperback)

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There are many writers currently creating canon-defying literature inside Cuba. With this in mind, the online magazine asked its Havana-based Cuban columnist and correspondent Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo to compile a collection of short stories from writers who are creating new trends in Cuban Literature. For this anthology, Pardo Lazo decided to focus on writers of Generaci n A o Cero (Generation Year Zero), a movement of writers who began publishing in 2000. The selected writers included in the anthology are: Jorge Alberto Aguiar D az, Lien Carrazana Lau, Gleyvis Coro Montanet, Ahmel Echevarr a Per , Michel Encinosa F , Jhortensia Espineta Osuna, Carlos Esquivel, Abel Fern ndez-Larrea, Ra l Flores, Jorge Enrique Lage, Polina Mart nez Shvi tsova, Lizabel M nica, Osdany Morales, Erick Mota, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, and Lia Villares. "Cubans no longer speak the same language. The rhetoric of monolithic thought has contaminated words, which do not have the same meaning for the elite as they do on the streets. Today, the alternative cultural scene stands against such manipulation and against all nationalistic fictions on the island. In Generation Zero, sarcasm, deterritorialization, transvestism, fragmentation, colloquialism, hybridization, adventure and imagination are redesigning Cuban identity, recovering their power of subversion and resignifying Utopia." -Paulo Antonio Paranagu , Le Monde. (France) "This compilation of short stories might well say more about Cuba's reality than most news reports. Some of the island's best emerging writers reach outside Cuba through their work -even as we look in- sometimes with depth, sometimes with irreverence, but always with great punch." -Juan O. Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald (USA) "Although some may believe it's not true, freedom of expression is never completely undermined. This has been demonstrated by this brilliant group of Cuban authors: with their stories they prove that the days of the Communist Inquisition on the island are about to end." -Jos Mar a Ballester Esquivias, La Gaceta Intereconom a (Spain)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781494221799
ISBN-10: 1494221799
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2014
Pages: 206
Language: English