martes, 4 de febrero de 2014

Antología

Me avisa Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo de una antología (en inglés) de narradores cubanos de la llamada Generación Cero que acaba de publicar con Sampsonia Way. El título es precisamente Generation Zero.




Abajo algunos de los elogios que le han dedicado en la prensa:


Cubans no longer speak the same language. The rhetoric of monolithic thought has contaminated words, which do not have the same meaning for the elite as they do on the streets. Today, the alternative cultural scene stands against such manipulation and against all nationalistic fictions on the island. In Generation Zero, sarcasm, deterritorialization, transvestism, fragmentation, colloquialism, hybridization, adventure and imagination are redesigning Cuban identity, recovering their power of subversion and resignifying Utopia.”—Paulo Antonio Paranaguá, Le Monde. (France)
“This compilation of short stories might well say more about Cuba’s reality than most news reports. Some of the island’s best emerging writers reach outside Cuba through their work —even as we look in— sometimes with depth, sometimes with irreverence, but always with great punch.”—Juan O. Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald (USA)
“Although some may believe it’s not true, freedom of expression is never completely undermined. This has been demonstrated by this brilliant group of Cuban authors: with their stories they prove that the days of the Communist Inquisition on the island are about to end.”—José María Ballester Esquivias, La Gaceta Intereconomía (Spain)