LA CUENTÍSTICA DE EL PUENTE Y LOS SILENCIOS DEL CANON NARRATIVO CUBANO
Abreu Arcia, Alberto
Publishing House: Aduana Vieja, Valencia, 2014
Binding: Rústica con solapas
[Machine Translation:] Ediciones El Puente (1961-1965) was one of the first independent literary projects born in Cuba during the sixties. A space apart from the new cultural institutions created by the nascent revolution, and intended to publish young and unknown authors, most of them black, gay and from the poorest social sectors. As quickly as it arose, the group of writers who advocated the creation from an autonomous position with respect to the intransigent official aesthetic lines began to be singled out and censored by their positions allegedly "contrary" to the revolutionary ideology.
A time where being gay, listen to music in English or correspondence with foreign intellectuals could involve not only public humiliation and receive all kinds of grievances, but the detention or internment camps for "reeducation."
This essay explores why convoluted and irrational censorship and marginalization frames interweaving literature and politics in Cuba of the sixties, taking as its starting point the books published by The Bridge, perhaps the most unknown side stories and less studied this group. A critical and historiographical exercise essential to understand the later decursar Cuban narrative.