Marti was a leading Cuban nationalist in the independence war of the 1890s that anticipated the Third World liberation struggles of the 20th century and played for the Cuban Revolution a similar role to that of Lenin in Russia. This title looks at his role in US-Latin American relations, his contribution to ideological debates and the influence of American and German thinking in his social criticism.
Christopher Abel is Reader in Latin American History at University College London and an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK. Nissa Torrents was Lecturer in Latin American Literature and Film at University College London, UK.
Acknowledgements Introduction Notes on Contributors Chronological Guide 1 The Modernity of Marti Roberto Fernandez Retamar 2 Jose Marti: Architect of Social Unity in the Emigre Communities of the United States Gerald E. Poyo 3 Cuban Populism and the Birth of the Myth of Marti Antoni Kapcia 4 Marti in the United States: The Flight from Disorder Jacqueline Kaye 5 Marti and Socialism Jorge Ibarra 6 Jose Marti and his Concept of the 'Intelectual Comprometido' John M. Kirk 7 Marti, Latin America and Spain Christopher Abel 8 Void and Renewal: Jose Marti's Modernity Ivan M. Schulman 9 Order and Passion in 'Amistad Funesta' Nissa Torrents Concluding Perspectives Christopher Abel Notes Selected Bibliography Index