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Title:
Haydée Santamaria
Author:
Maclean, Betsy.
Publication Information:
Melbourne : Ocean ; London : Global Book Marketing, 2003.
Physical Description:
125 pages ; 20 cm.
General Note:
"Published in association with the Casa de las Americas."

"Women guerrilla leader in Cuba whose passion for art and revolution inspired Latin America's cultural renaissance"--Cover.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781876175597
Format :
Book

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Summary

Haydee Santamaria led a full and painful life. As one of the female leaders of the Cuban Revolution, she suffered horrible torture in Batista's prisons. After 1959, she established the world-renowned Latin American literary institution, Casa de las Americas. She remained its director for 20 years, providing intellectual and physical refuge for artists and writers in exile from dictatorships. Betsy Maclean has collected both Santamaria's own writings (including her poignant letter to Che on the news of his death) and tributes from others.


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Haydee Santamaria led a full and painful life. One of a handful of Cuba's female revolutionary leaders, she suffered torture in Batista's prisons. After 1959, she established Casa de las Americas. Its director for 20 years, Haydee provided intellectual and physical refuge for artists and writers in exile from Latin American dictatorships.


Table of Contents

Roberto Fernandez RetamarJuan AlmeidaCarlos Rafael RodriguezMelba HernandezMario BenedettiAlicia AlonsoVolodia TeitelboimCintio VitierAlejandro ObregonAriel DorfmanCarmen NaranjoFina Garcia MarruzRoberto MattaErnesto Che GuevaraFidel CastroSilvio Rodriguez
Chronologyp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Fire, By Haydee
A Personal Account of the Moncadap. 13
Hasta la Victoria Siempre, Dear Chep. 18
All of Us Are Part of the Same Wholep. 20
Casa is Our America, Our Culture, Our Revolutionp. 60
Part 2 Light, About Haydee
The Permanence of Haydeep. 73
In the Face of Haydee's Deathp. 86
Haydee: Fire and Lightp. 90
Some Memories...p. 92
The Presence and Absence of Haydeep. 95
What Can I Say About Haydee?p. 100
Haydee Under The Vinesp. 103
Now There Is Only Lifep. 107
To Haydee, With All My Lovep. 110
Big Sisterp. 112
Haydee Invented Happinessp. 114
There Where The Light Does Not Forget Its Warriorsp. 116
To the Casa de las Americasp. 117
To Haydeep. 118
Closer to Haydee Santamaria and the Casa de las Americasp. 119
Notes for a Song to Yeyep. 121