Fina Garcia Marrus: a legacy of poetic prose

With emotions revealed in poetic and essayistic stories that left more than one tear of anguish for the public and for the participants in the discussion, on this Day of Love and Friendship, one of the most important figures of Latin American literature was remembered: Fina Garcia Marrus.

The colloquium, held in the Eusebio Leal Hall of the School of San Jeronimo in Havana, was chaired by Alfredo Saldivar, writer and founder of Ediciones Vigía, and also featured writer and literary critic Omar Pérez and poet and essayist Josefina de Diego García Marrus. who shared with viewers anecdotal passages from their professional and emotional relationship with the 2011 Ibero-American Reina Sofia Prize for Poetry.

publication Charlotte loans Ediciones Vigía, a work that won the National Critics Award for its excellence, and the unconditional friendship between Fina and her husband Cintio Vitiere with Alfredo Saldivar were some of the most touching stories of the meeting.

Zaldivar (National Publishing Award) gave an emotional account of a case where a poetess and her husband went to visit a publishing house, and when they found it closed, they unexpectedly arrived at the main medium in the precarious conditions in which he lived. “They never once stopped looking into my eyes to stare at the dilapidated roofs! What people are so discreet, so decent… A few days later, Roberto Fernandez Retamar called me to give me a house, begging me never to tell them that I know about their involvement in this event,” Saldívar said, muttering the words to do not give to ignite a sob, full of love and admiration.

Book presentation Beautiful Garcia Marrus. essay This was another important event. This is a work of deep spiritual content The national literature of the 1990s had its ownsimple edition in 2003, and arrives in this case on the 31st. International book fair in Havana, dedicated to the outstanding Cuban on the eve of the centenary of her birth.

Her love of music was another aspect of the life of the mother of two of the greatest contemporary composers in Cuba that the public of today had access to.

Participation of his niece Josefina de Diego García Marrus, daughter of Fina’s sister and poet Eliseo Diego, transcendentally marked colorchio: the writer shared a snippetcough from an unpublished book little memoriespoetic prose material that his aunt left unfinished after 32 years of work and is in the process of being edited for the next publication in Cuba, Mexico and Spain.

He also told the audience how the 2005 National Prize for Cultural Studies also met the poet and journalist Gastón Baquero, considered one of the most important figures in Cuban poetry of the second half of the 20th century.

Although she stated on several occasions that she did not know how to write an essay because everything she wrote was saturated with poetry, Garcia Marrus’s prose has a fullness that, through reflection and detail, evokes the most sublime images without having to follow the schools. or theory.

To underline the importance of his essay legacy, Lamen Perez, moderator of the day, concluded the meeting with an excerpt from Lo exte.Rior in the poetry of a memorial letterCuban Torah:

“External is not external. Poetry seeks a much deeper externality. For what surrounds us is in relation to us, is inextricably linked with our life or our death, but we cannot even imagine something that is outside its relation to us, outside our life and our death, as we cannot can we imagine our Angel or God.”

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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