The Persistence of Fear / Ernesto Morales Licea

An anecdote not often shared relates that, at the end of a meeting between Fidel Castro and Cuban artists in 1969, where he pronounced his polysemic “Words to the Intellectuals,” a discordant — and unexpected — voice spoke up. It was Virgilio Piñera, perhaps the most immortal and lacerated playwright our Island has given birth … Continue reading “The Persistence of Fear / Ernesto Morales Licea”

One Single History / Fernando Damaso

Fernando Dámaso, 14 January 2019: Cuba’s history runs from 1492 to the present day, and men and women have contributed to it, for good or ill, throughout this period. Because of that, I have never understood why they talk and write about science, art and sport, to name but three examples, as being pre-January 1st … Continue reading “One Single History / Fernando Damaso”