Algunas aproximaciones a la marginalidad en la narrativa cubana de principios de siglo XXI.

Translated title of the contribution: Approaches to Marginality in Early 21st Century Cuban Narrative Fiction

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Revolutionary Cuba narrative fiction showed a clear tendency to avoid the topic of marginality until the 1980s. Since then, however, first the Nuevos, and then the Novísimos, have opened new thematic spaces and developed a poetics of marginality, in which atypical, peripheral characters appear in the centre of their texts. This article analyzes the ideological position of the Revolution in relation to the concept of marginality and then examines examples of the narrative fiction wrtitten by five authors who from different perspectives have reflected on marginality in the first decade of this century: Guillermo Vidal, Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, Amir Valle, Lorenzo Lunar and Ronaldo Menéndez.
Translated title of the contributionApproaches to Marginality in Early 21st Century Cuban Narrative Fiction
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationPobreza y precariedad en el imaginario latinoamericano del siglo XXI
EditorsStephen Buttes, Dianna Niebylski
Place of PublicationSantiago Chile
PublisherCuarto Propio
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9789562608688
ISBN (Print)9789562608671
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Cuban literature
  • Marginality
  • Latin America

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