Cuban-American Literature and Art: Negotiating Identities
Isabel Borland and Lynette Bosch, State University of New York Press, Albany, New York 2009.
This groundbreaking collection offers an understanding of why Cuban-American literature and visual art have emerged in the United States and how they are so essentially linked to both Cuban and American cultures. The contributors explore crucial issues pertinent not only to Cuban-American cultural production but also to other immigrant groups—hybrid identities, biculturation, bilingualism, immigration, adaptation, and exile. The complex ways in which Cuban Americans have been able to keep a living memory of Cuba while developing and thriving in America are both intriguing and instructive. These essays, written from a variety of perspectives, range from useful overviews of fictional and visual works of art to close readings of individual texts.
The Memories of Others: Ana Menéndez and Alberto Rey
Isabel Alvarez Borland,Review 78: Literature and Arts of the Americas, 1743-0666, Volume 42, Issue 1, Pages 11 – 20, Routledge Publishing, Oxford, UK 2009
This issue of Review focuses on U.S. Latino culture. Review 78 is the second part of a two-issue project that has explored immigration and culture in the Americas. It focuses on first, second, and subsequent generations of immigrant writers whose development has largely taken place within the United States.
Complicit! Contemporary American Art & Mass Culture
Art Museum University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia
September 1- October 29, 2006
ReMembering Cuba: Legacy of a Diaspora
by Andrea O’Reilly Herrera University of Texas Press
The testimonies gathered in this book offer over one hundred perspectives on the Cuban diaspora and on what it means to be Cuban in exile. Through narratives, interviews, creative writings, letters, journal entries, recipes, photographs, and paintings, Cubans from various waves of the migration and their descendants piece together a complex mosaic of the exile experience and diasporic identity.
Cuban-American Art in Miami:Exile, Identity and the Neo-Baroque
by Lynette M.F. Bosch
Ashgate Publishing- Lund Humphries
Cuban-American Art in Miami analyses the impact of Cuban exiles on Miami’s cultural explosion, from 1959 to the present day. It is the first book to create an historical record of the circumstances, artists, venues and people who made Miami the important artistic centre that it is today, and a key place for artistic exchange between the US, Latin America, the Caribbean and Western Europe.