Demythologizing Martí

  • Thomas F. Anderson University of Notre Dame
Keywords José Martí, letrado, Cuba, 19th century
Keywords José Martí, letrado, Cuba, 19th century


Review of Francisco Morán.  Martí, la justicia infinita: Notas sobre ética y otredad en la escritura martiana (1875-1894). Madrid: Verbum, 2014.

Author Biography

Thomas F. Anderson, University of Notre Dame
Thomas F. Anderson is the William M. Scholl Professor of Latin American Literature and Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at University of Notre Dame. He is a specialist in the literature, history, and cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean. He is a Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Latino Studies and of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies. From the latter Anderson received a Faculty Residential Fellowship, which facilitated his research for his first book, Everything in Its Place: The Life and Works of Virgilio Piñera (Bucknell University Press, 2006), the first comprehensive study of one of Cuba’s leading writers and thinkers of the 20th Century. Anderson has lectured and published widely on a variety of topics related to the Hispanic Caribbean, and his articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals including Revista Iberoamericana, Hispanófila, Revista Interamericana, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (San Juan), Latin American Theatre Review, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (St. Louis), Afro-Hispanic Review, among others. Professor Anderson’s second book, Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo (2011), has been hailed as “a major contribution to the study of Cuban literature and culture” and “the most original and in-depth study of the heterogeneous body of texts associated with the literary and cultural movement known as Afocubanism.” Professor Anderson is presently working on his third book, which will focus on depictions of the United States in the literature of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.
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