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Originalmente concebido como una revista, es el libro infantil por excelencia de la literatura de Cuba del siglo XIX. Jos Mart expone aqu su proyecto latinoamericanista. Originally conceived as a magazine, this book is the 19th century children's book par excellence, in Cuba. Jos Mart reveals in this retelling of mythology his Latin-Americanist project...
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 29, 2007
Publisher Linkgua US
ISBN 8493343951 ISBN13 9788493343958
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More About Jose Marti
Jose Marti was a Cuban patriot, statesman, professor, and poet who dedicated his life to the cause of Cuba's independence from Spain. He is the author of the collections "Versos Libres" and "Versos Sencillos," Tyler Fisher is a lecturer in Spanish at Oxford's Exeter College, and his original poetry, prose, and translations have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including "The Formalist," "The Lyric," and "The Pestle,"
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Too small to be easy to read Nov 4, 2006
I did not check the content yet since it is for a girl birthay present, but it is possible a condensed edition, because the others "La Edad de Oro" that I knew were a lot bigger books.
It's an educational children's book Jan 25, 1999
This book is soo good. I grew up on it as a child in Cuba and it's just as I remember it. Marti was not only a genius but loved children. Adults can benefit from reading the book. It's thought provoking.
A beautiful book by the world's finest poet. Sep 13, 1998
Jose Marti was an amazing man. Poet, writer, revolutionary hero - his poetry is heartbreakingly beautiful and his essays on human dignity and courage eye-opening. It's only a shame that most Americans cannot understand his words.
Anyone who can understand Spanish and hasn't read this amazing little book is truly missing out.
It's time that someone translated this treasure into other languages so much more of the world can learn to cherish it.
A life-changing book Jul 15, 1998
"La Edad de Oro" is a classic book for all Cuban children; imagine George Washington having edited and written a magazine for children and collecting its few issues in one volume. During his exile, the Cuban patriot and author Jose Marti edited a children's magazine in New York. He included classic stories he had translated from other languages, his own poetry and articles dealing with history or current events. A fighter for Cuba's independence in the 19th century, Marti's perspective was that of an anti-colonialist and champion of justice. That being said, it's not difficult to see why this would be a life-changing book for many children (as Marti hoped it would. After all, he was concentrating on children as a way of turning out future adults who would also champion liberty and justice). Some of the stories have a decidedly Victorian outlook but so many are full of a fire for justice that could politicize young readers. His account of the conquest of the Am! ! ericas by the Spanish is unforgettable. I first read this book in its original Spanish version when I was five or six and it changed me forever. Call me a bleeding-heart liberal, a card-carrying pinko...whatever...but I believe so many of the causes I'm interested in (anti-nukes, social justice, anti-poverty, etc.) came as a result of Marti's having opened my eyes to racism, capitalism, colonialism and a yearning for liberty when I was young. And my parents thought they were giving me a nice little storybook! He surrounded his stories about freedom with stories about magic fish and poems about a girl's little pink shoes with the intention of turning out a generation of socially conscious Cuban kids. What a genius!