Posts Tagged: Cuba

Famous Myths of the Golden Age feature

Paper Trumpets #26: Famous Myths of the Golden Age


This is part of the mystery and sometimes frustration of doing collage—trying to remember where things came from. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Brian Shawver


Author Brian Shawver talks about his new book, Danger on the Page, his novel Aftermath, MFA programs, and why it’s a good thing that writing never stops being hard work. ...more

The Sci-Fi “Code”


For Electric Literature, Ryan Britt interviews Cuban sci-fi novelist Yoss. Their discussion covers the influence of heavy metal on Yoss’s fiction, as well as how science fiction can work as “code” for contemporary social issues:

In Cuba, on the other hand, it is normal that if one deals directly with the most critical points of the “real world,” the official response will be, in fact, intolerant: If one does not draw an optimistic panorama, one will be accused of being a defeatist, of siding with the enemy, etc.


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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Reading Don Quijote with My Mother


“That’s the anthem I would have sung at my original graduation if the university had stayed open,” my mother said. ...more


Baseball with Mister Way


When summer arrived, the butler for the newcomer the villagers called “Mister Way”—they couldn’t pronounce Hemingway—came into town to fetch the boys. He left the house and followed the long drive to the gate, turned into the village, gathered the boys from their homes and led them back to the Finca, where they found a baseball diamond marked out in the grass. ...more