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Gay Cuban Nation

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With Gay Cuban Nation, Emilio Bejel looks at Cuba's markedly homoerotic culture through writings about homosexuality, placing them in the social and political contexts that led up to the Cuban Revolution. By reading against the grain of a wide variety of novels, short stories, autobiographies, newspaper articles, and films, Bejel maps out a fascinating argument about the w ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by University Of Chicago Press
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Oct 17, 2015 Lexie rated it liked it
I greatly enjoyed Dr. Bejel's analytical viewpoint on how homosexuality and nationalism have worked as opposing forces within the Cuban context. He analyzes several works such as that of Jose Marti, in which feminism is depicted as a sign of weakness as is homosexuality but only applying to the "feminine" homosexual. A wide scope of literature is covered over a long period of Cuban history to present day. The book itself feels more of a compilation of several essays, nonetheless, it is extremely ...more
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