In this essay, Roberto Fernández Retamar outlines a vision for a revolutionary American culture based in a political and intellectual history that began with José . from Caliban and Other Essays Roberto Fernandez Retamar Translated by Edward Baker Foreword by Fredric Jameson This article appeared for the first time in. On the forty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Cuban writer Roberto Fernández Retamar’s influential polemic Calibán, this essay revisits the.

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Be the first to ask a question about Caliban And Other Essays. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 07, Sydney rated it liked it. The title essay, “Caliban,” is so complex and wide-ranging.

Really fascinating and brilliant criticism of colonialism and Eurocentrism. One of the only issues I have is that he repeatedly name-drops people and writes something along the lines of “this is very obvious and clearly you’ve heard of it. I don’t know who they are! I understand, though, that I am neither his target audience, nor in his target era, so I do not entirely disparage him for this.


If you’re interested in Latin Am The title essay, “Caliban,” is so complex and wide-ranging. If you’re interested in Latin American post-colonial, cultural, Marxist, or structuralist criticisms, this is fantastic.

Caliban And Other Essays by Roberto Fernández Retamar

Jul 09, Jake Cotto rated it really liked it Shelves: Frankly, this collection of essays made it a point to remind me that I know nothing. Fernandez Retamar is on another level. I can definitely see myself coming back to this work, and others of his, later in my life. This quote resonated with me: Fernandeez 09, raj rated it really liked it.

Really, I just read the “Caliban” and “Caliban Revisited” essays.

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Roberto Fernández Retamar

An early close confidant of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, he has remained a central figure in Cuba since the Revolution. Professor Joao Cesar Castro de Rocha, at the University of Manchester has described Retamar as “one of the most distinguished Latin American intellectuals of the twentieth century.

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