martes, 7 de febrero de 2012

Virgilio Piñera's work in Book Fair

Six works by the renowned Cuban playwright Virgilio Piñera (1912-1979) will be released during the International Book Fair 2012, which will be held here from 9 to 19 February.

The presentation of most titles: "La carne de René", "La isla en peso", "Pequeñas maniobras", "Presiones y diamantes" and "Virgilio Piñera de vuelta y vuelta" will be made by Ediciones Union as part of the Centennial Collection, dedicated to one of the founding fathers of modern Cuban drama.

The publishing house of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba is offering the title "Virgilio Piñera en persona", a text written by the literary critic and researcher Carlos Espinosa during the 1980s, based on testimonials from friends and family, letters, documents and journalistic materials.

The book, published for the first time in 2003, contains scenes from the life and works of one of the living legends of Cuban culture in his time, as said Anton Arrufat, National Literature Prize winner.

Meanwhile, Letras Cubanas will make available to readers his "Cuentos completos". The tribute in the literary event for the centenary of the birth of the Cuban poet and storyteller also includes a panel, under the title "Un poco de Piñera", at the Nicolas Guillen room of the capital's colonial fortress San Carlos de la Cabaña, main headquarters of the Fair.

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