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Selected Writings : Penguin Classics - Jose Marti

Selected Writings

Penguin Classics

By: Jose Marti, Esther Allen (Translator), Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st May 2002
ISBN: 9780142437049
Number Of Pages: 462
For Ages: 18+ years old

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José Martiacute (1853-1895) is the most renowned political and literary figure in the history of Cuba. A poet, essayist, orator, statesman, abolitionist, and the martyred revolutionary leader of Cuba's fight for independence from Spain, Martí lived in exile in New York for most of his adult life, earning his living as a foreign correspondent. Throughout the 1880s and early 1890s, Martí's were the eyes through which much of Latin America saw the United States. His impassioned, kaleidoscopic evocations of that period in U.S. history, the assassination of James Garfield, the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, the execution of the Chicago anarchists, the lynching of the Italians in New Orleans, and much more, bring it rushing back to life.
Organized chronologically, this collection begins with his early writings, including a thundering account of his political imprisonment in Cuba at age sixteen. The middle section focuses on his journalism, which offers an image of the United States in the nineteenth century, its way of life and system of government, that rivals anything written by de Tocqueville, Dickens, Trollope, or any other European commentator. Including generous selections of his poetry and private notebooks, the book concludes with his astonishing, hallucinatory final masterpiece, "War Diaries," never before translated into English.

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"Mart� is the most remarkable figure in the history of Cuba....No English-language collection is as comprehensive as this handsome new addition to the Penguin Classics."--Tom Miller, The Los Angeles Times Book Review

Jose Marti: An Introductionp. ix
Chronologyp. xxvii
Suggestions for Further Readingp. xxxiii
Earliest Writingsp. 1
Abdalap. 3
Letter to His Mother from Prisonp. 7
Political Prison in Cubap. 9
1871-1881p. 19
Notebooks 1-3p. 21
Early Journalismp. 26
The Poor Neighborhoods of Mexico Cityp. 26
Sarah Bernhardtp. 28
Impressions of America (by a very fresh Spaniard)p. 32
1882-1890p. 41
Poetryp. 43
Prologue to Juan Antonio Perez Bonalde's Poem of Niagarap. 43
Ismaelillop. 52
Waking Dream/Sueno despiertop. 52
Fragrant Arms/Brazos fragantesp. 53
My Kinglet/Mi reyecillop. 53
Son of My Soul/Hijo del almap. 54
Free Verses/Versos libresp. 56
My Versesp. 57
The Swiss Father/El padre suizop. 58
Famous Island/Isla famosap. 60
Love in the City/Amor de ciudad grandep. 62
I Hate the Sea/Odio el marp. 66
Winged Cup/Copa con alasp. 68
Notebooks 4-15p. 72
Undated Fragmentp. 78
A Passionp. 79
from The Golden Agep. 82
Pin the Tail on the Donkey: A New Game and Some Old Onesp. 83
Letters from New Yorkp. 89
Coney Islandp. 89
The Trial of Guiteaup. 94
Prizefightp. 107
Emersonp. 116
Tributes to Karl Marx, Who Has Diedp. 130
from La Americap. 140
The Brooklyn Bridgep. 140
The Glossographp. 145
Indigenous Artp. 146
Mexico, the United States, and Protectionismp. 149
Graduation Dayp. 152
The Indians in the United Statesp. 157
The World's Biggest Explosionp. 164
Impressionist Paintersp. 167
A Great Confederate Celebrationp. 171
The Cutting Casep. 176
The Poet Walt Whitmanp. 183
Class War in Chicago: A Terrible Dramap. 195
A Walking Marathonp. 219
New York Under Snowp. 225
Blaine's Nightp. 231
A Chinese Funeralp. 237
Inauguration Dayp. 244
Political Correspondencep. 255
Letter to Emilio Nunezp. 255
Letter to General Maximo Gomezp. 257
A Vindication of Cubap. 261
1891-1894p. 269
Poetryp. 270
Simple Verses/Versos sencillosp. 270
Prologuep. 270
I (I am an honest man/Yo soy un hombre sincero)p. 272
III (I hate the masks and vices/Odio la mascara y vicio)p. 276
XXVIII (Past the manor with the tomb/Por la tumba del cortijo)p. 278
XXX (Blood-hued lightning cleaves/El rayo surca, sangriento)p. 280
XXXVI (Yes, I know: flesh/Ya se: de carne se puede)p. 282
XLV (I dream of marble cloisters/Sueno con claustros de marmol)p. 282
Notebooks 18-20p. 286
Letters from New Yorkp. 288
Our Americap. 288
The Lynching of the Italiansp. 296
The Monetary Conference of the American Republicsp. 304
A Town Sets a Black Man on Firep. 310
from Patriap. 314
The Abolition of Slavery in Puerto Ricop. 314
My Racep. 318
To Cuba!p. 321
The Truth About the United Statesp. 329
1895p. 335
Politicsp. 337
The Montecristi Manifestop. 337
Final Correspondencep. 346
Letter to His Motherp. 346
Letter to Manuel Mercadop. 346
War Diariesp. 350
From Montecristi to Cap-Haitienp. 350
From Cap-Haitien to Dos Riosp. 380
Afterwordp. 415
Notesp. 419
Indexp. 449
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ISBN: 9780142437049
ISBN-10: 0142437042
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 462
Published: 1st May 2002
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.34