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Representations of Afro-Cuban Carnival in Three Poems by Marcelino Arozarena

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780813035581
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038131 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0008
Representations of Afro-Cuban Carnival in Three Poems by Marcelino Arozarena

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The chapter considers three poems composed by Afro-Cuban poet Marcelino Arozarena, “La comparsa del majá,” “La conga,” and “Carnaval de Santiago.” In this discussion of these poems, the chapter argues that through their widely varying depictions of traditional Afro-Cuban carnival celebrations, each serves as an emblematic example of what we might refer to as the three dimensions of Arozarena's poetic production.

Keywords: Afro-Cuban poet; Marcelino Arozarena; La comparsa del majá; La conga; Carnaval de Santiago; three dimensions; Africanderived cultural manifestations

Chapter.  10965 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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