Nicolas Guillen

Guillén, Nicolás

Nicolás Guillén (nēkōläs´ gēyān´), 1904–89, Cuban poet. A leading exponent of poesia negra—an Afro-Antillean genre developed in the Caribbean—Guillén writes poetry charged with intense racial and political feelings. In Motivos de son (1930) and Sóngoro cosongo (1931) he employed native incantations, dances, and street cries. Guillén's later poetry, more traditional in form, is devoted to social and economic problems. It includes Balada (1962), Antología mayor (1964), and El gran zoo (1967, tr. 1972).

See his Man-Making Words (tr. 1972); W. Cartey Three Antillian Poets (1965).

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Nicolas Guillen: Selected full-text books and articles

Man-Making Words: Selected Poems of Nicolas Guillen By Nicolas Guillen; Robert Márquez University of Massachusetts Press, 1972
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The Collected Works of Langston Hughes By Langston Hughes; Dellita Martin-Ogunsola University of Missouri Press, vol.16, 2003
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Between Race and Empire: African-Americans and Cubans before the Cuban Revolution By Lisa Brock; Digna Castañeda Fuertes Temple University Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Includes "Nicolas Guillen and Langston Hughes Convergences and Divergences"
Great World Writers: Twentieth Century By Patrick M. O'Neil Marshall Cavendish, vol.4, 2004
Reflections on Translating Nicolas Guillen's Poetry into English By Ellis, Keith Romance Notes, Vol. 46, No. 3, Spring 2006
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Leopold Sedar Senghor and Nicolas Guillen: Two Poets of Hybridization By Badiane, Mamadou Journal of Caribbean Literatures, Vol. 6, No. 2, Fall 2009
Heroic Vocation: Cervantes, Guillen, and 'Noche del Caballero.' By Matthews, Elizabeth The Modern Language Review, Vol. 93, No. 4, October 1998
National Ties and Metonymic Imagery: The Epistle as Used by Nicolas Guillen By Ellis, Keith The Modern Language Review, Vol. 97, No. 3, July 2002
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