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Born in Havana on February 6 into an immigrant working-class family of Spanish anarchists, Camilo Cienfuegos —who firmly believed in the libertarian tenets of anarchism if not himself an anarchist — will, forever, be inseparably linked to the idealistic period of the Cuban Revolution of Wounded and arrested in anti-Batista demonstrations in the mids Camil Born in Havana on February 6 into an immigrant working-class family of Spanish anarchists, Camilo Cienfuegos —who firmly believed in the libertarian tenets of anarchism if not himself an anarchist — will, forever, be inseparably linked to the idealistic period of the Cuban Revolution of Ten months later he was dead, his Cessna having mysteriously disappeared after leaving Camaguey for Havana.
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Feb 13, John Thorndike rated it really liked it. Another hard-to-find but indispensable book for anyone interested in the charismatic revolutionary hero, Camilo Cienfuegos. These days few Americans know his name-—but all Cubans do. William Galvez has written a cumbersome biography of Cienfuegos, but this one by Carlos Franqui is more engaging.
What I liked. The lively, light-footed Spanish, and Another hard-to-find but indispensable book for anyone interested in the charismatic revolutionary hero, Camilo Cienfuegos. In Miami, most people believe that Fidel had a bomb put on the plane, or that he had it shot out of the air.
Also, that he once enlisted in the U. The book is actually a kind of tribute, with some biographical details thrown in.
And like so many exiles, Franqui has an ax to grind, which holds me back from believing everything he writes. Still—the book is beautifully written. The paperback, in Spanish, is hard to come by, but now there's a Kindle edition in English, with a translation by Paul Sharkey. View 1 comment. Jan 01, Oscar rated it liked it. Dec 23, Fabrizio Stucchi rated it really liked it.
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About Carlos Franqui. Carlos Franqui. Carlos Franqui was a Cuban writer, poet, journalist, art critic, and political activist. After the Fulgencio Batista coup in , he became involved with the "Movimiento 26 de Julio" which was directed by Fidel Castro. Later he broke from the Cuban government and he left Cuba w Carlos Franqui was a Cuban writer, poet, journalist, art critic, and political activist.
Later he broke from the Cuban government and he left Cuba with his family. In , he officially broke with the Cuban government when he signed a letter condemning the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. He became a vocal critic of the Castro government publishing many works until his death on April 16, Books by Carlos Franqui. Related Articles. There are many ways to take action against racism.
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Camilo Cienfuegos by Carlos Franqui