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2013: NUMERO SPECIALE Apocalipsis 2012

Tra avanguardie e mitologie: l’uragano in ¡Écue-Yamba-Ó! di Alejo Carpentier

DOI
https://doi.org/10.13130/2035-7680/3078
Inviata
June 27, 2013
Pubblicato
June 27, 2013

Abstract

The myth of Urakán, the great god of the Antilles, reveals a certain persistence in Cuban literature and in Alejo Carpentier’s production ever since his first text (1917), which was a “pequeña prosa” about the importance of Caribbean cyclone (Alejo Carpentier, Entrevistas, La Habana, Letras cubanas, 1985: 254). This theme, actually, both in his ethical and aesthetic aspects, will recur frequently in his work, with the symbolic and contradictory connotation of Apocalypses.