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About the Author
Juanamaría Cordones-Cook is the Curators’ Distinguished Research Professor and the Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Missouri. An Emmy-nominated filmmaker, she is the author or editor of numerous award winning books, including Nancy Morejón’s Looking Within/Mirar adentro: Selected Poems/Poemas escogidos, 1954–2000.
Kristin Schwain, associate professor of art history at the University of Missouri, is the author of Signs of Grace: Religion and American Art in the Gilded Age.
Table of ContentsContents List of Figures List of Plates Acknowledgments Introduction Stories 1. For the Love of Beautiful Books: An Ode to the Work of Rolando Estévez for Ediciones Vigía Ruth Behar 2. Estévez Always Walking on the Grass Nancy Morejón 3. The Artist’s Voice: Rolando Estévez Jordán Interviewed by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook 4. Estévez’s Artistic Journey Juanamaría Cordones-Cook Enchantments 5. Tracing the Tracks of Time in Natural Love: Nancy Morejón’s Cántico de la huella Gwendolyn Díaz 6. “Vigía es Elegua:” Crossing and Dwelling in Barquitos del San Juan (2007) Kristin Schwain 7. An Enchanting Exchange: The Gift Economy of Vigía Books Erin S. Finzer 8. The Brilliant Poverty of Vigía Carina Pino Santos Histories 9. Vigía Iconography and the Construction of a Cuban Identity Kim Larson 10. Between Wonder and Resonance: Ediciones Vigía and the Archives of the Special Period in Cuba Elzbieta Sklodowska 11. Vigía and the Cuban Nation William Luis Bibliography Filmography Contributors Index
What People are Saying About This
"A masterful integration of word and image that is a feast for the senses."Richard Blanco, presidential inaugural poet and author of How to Love a Country
“Handmade in Cuba transmits the generosity of the Vigía project and Rolando Estévez’s spirit through its contributors’ critical desire to explore the strategies that make Vigía’s books so appealing. It dissects the unique origins of these artist books and the experience of being up close to them, putting them into the context of the long and complex intellectual history of the city where they are made, Matanzas.”Jacqueline Loss, author of Dreaming in Russian: The Cuban Soviet Imaginary
“A first-rate collection of stories, essays, and interviews that critically broach the accomplishments of Ediciones Vigía since its origins, underscoring its already prominent place in the Cuban cultural archive of the twenty-first century.”Raúl Rubio, author of La Habana: cartografías culturales