Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Lecture by Cuban Author & Critic Ambrosio Fornet

October 23rd, 2009
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Location
The Latin American Library
4th Floor, Howard Tilton Memorial Library

Please mark your calendars for a talk by Cuban writer, editor, literary and book scholar, Ambrosio Fornet, entitled “Eruditos o ciudadanos: Un testimonio personal.” The talk will be followed by the opening of an exhibit in the Latin American Library gallery on the social history of books and print in Spanish America and a reception.

“En la Cuba del siglo XVIII la condición de erudito estaba determinada por la relación con los libros. Cuando comencé mi investigación sobre el movimiento editorial cubano-que en su primera fase abarcó los siglos XVIII y XIX-no tardé en percatarme de que mis motivaciones no eran las propias del erudito, sino más bien las de un simple ciudadano deseoso de responderse estas preguntas: ¿qué funciones sociales cumple el libro? ¿Cuáles son las dimensiones que adquiere el libro en cada una de las fases por las que atraviesa (producción-circulación-lectura)? En mi charla intentaré dar cuenta de las conclusiones a que llegué en esta búsqueda que ya abarca también la primera mitad del siglo XX.”

-Ambrosio Fornet

AMBROSIO FORNET (Cuba, 1932) se ha desempeñado como crítico literario, ensayista, editor y guionista de cine. Es autor de diversas colecciones de ensayos (En blanco y negro 1967; Las máscaras del tiempo, 1995; La coartada perpetua, 2002; Carpentier o la ética de la escritura, 2006), de numerosas antologías y de El libro en Cuba (1994), estudio sobre el movimiento editorial cubano en la época colonial. En 2000 recibió el Premio Nacional de Edición. Es miembro de la Academia Cubana de la Lengua.

Photo by Ph.D. Candidate Alex Castro, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

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