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Barnet, Miguel 1940-

Works: 287 works in 1,115 publications in 12 languages and 9,496 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Personal narratives  Songs and music  Autobiographies  Fiction  Music  Historical fiction  Songs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator, Scenarist, Lyricist, Creator, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, wst
Classifications: CT518.M6, 863
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Most widely held works by Miguel Barnet
The autobiography of a runaway slave by Esteban Montejo( Book )

33 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Esteban Montejo, who was born into slavery in Cuba, spending his youth on a sugar plantation. Later, as a runaway, he spent ten years in isolation in the forest, learning to live from the land and becoming half savage. After slavery was abolished, he came out of hiding wot work once again in the fields, and eventually became a revolutionary
Rachel's song : a novel by Miguel Barnet( Book )

100 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about pre-Castro Cuba, told through the story of a famous cabaret dancer
Biografía de un cimarrón by Esteban Montejo( Book )

136 editions published between 1966 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miguel Barnet je leta 1964 po naključju v časopisu zasledil rubriko, kjer je bil objavljen intervju z moškim starim sto štiri leta. Obiskal ga je v Domu veteranov in zapisal njegovo pričevanje. To je zgodba o Estebanu Monteju, ubežnemu sužnju, cimarronu, rojenemu na suženjski plantaži sladkorja. Želja po svobodi je bila močnejša od strahu pred povračilnimi ukrepi sužnjelastnika, zato je kmalu pobegnil in se dolgo časa skrival v kubanskih gozdovih. Po odpravi suženjstva je poprijel za vsakršno delo in sodeloval v vojni za neodvisnost Kube. Njegovo pričevanje je antropološki vpogled v življenje in navade Kubancev in Kubank ob koncu 19. stoletja, prav tako pa izvrstna priložnost za osebni vpogled v življenje posameznika in njegovega boja za svobodo
El cimarrón by Hans Werner Henze( )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in German and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera based on the story of a Cuban runaway slave. William Pearson, baritone Karlheinz Zoller, flute Leo Brouwer, guitar Stomu Yamash'ta, percussion Leitung: Hans Werner Henz
Afro-Cuban religions by Miguel Barnet( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The term palo refers to the ritual use of trees and plants, which are believed to have magical powers." "Africans who were brought to Cuba as slaves had to recreate their old traditions in their new Caribbean context. As their African heritage collided with Catholicism and with Native American and European traditions, certain African gods and traditions became more prominent while others lost their significance in the new Cuban culture. The author also discusses the roles of music and dance as forms of Cuban religious expression and describes the specific instruments and symbols they employ. The book ends with an enthusiastic depiction of Barnet's recent research journey to West Africa, the Land of the Orishas."--Jacket
Gallego by Miguel Barnet( Book )

79 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Kuba/Spanien/Galizien ; Emigration
Biography of a runaway slave by Esteban Montejo( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Valuable new version of Biografía de un cimarrón includes Hill's expert translation; brief but informative preface about Esteban Montejo (the book's first-person narrator); Barnet's afterword (which replaces, albeit partially, his original introduction), in which he explains his understanding of literatura testimonal; and a glossary of terms. Original work was first translated as Autobiography of a runaway slave by Jocasta Innes (1968)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
La vida real by Miguel Barnet( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Miguel Barnet's A True Story is based on the life of Julián Mesa, a Cuban living in New York City. The novel spans the years between the 1930s to the 1980s as the protagonist moves from Cuba to the US. Throughout the novel Julián, a building supervisor in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, recounts his life beginning with his early childhood years in the Cuban countryside and ending on the brink of tears as he dreams about an island which he dreams of seeing again. His account tells of the brutal work of the Cuban peasant in the sugarcane fields as well as the oppressive unemployment situation in Havana during the 1930s and 40s. Arriving in New York before the triumph of the Revolution in search of better opportunities, Julián struggles to keep Cuba alive within him through language, newspapers, social clubs, radio, and letters. A True Story highlights the Hispanic community in New York, especially the close relationships between Cubans and Puerto Ricans, and acknowledges the important events that took place in this city which are fundamental to the history of Cuba."--Back cover
Oficio de ángel by Miguel Barnet( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fra Havana før revolutionen i 1952
Cuba y Cuba by René Burri( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports of poverty and waves of refugees have given most Americans the impression that contemporary Cuba is paralyzed by communist austerity and drained by economic isolation. Yet in Cuba y Cuba, Rene Burri, a Swiss-born documentary photographer who has turned his lens on the island since the early 1960s, records a people emanating quiet pride even as they wait for change
La fuente viva by Miguel Barnet( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cimarrón : historia de un esclavo by Miguel Barnet( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El cimarrón : Biographie des geflohenen Sklaven Esteban Montejo : 1969-1970 : Rezital für 4 Musiker by Hans Werner Henze( )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autógrafos cubanos by Miguel Barnet( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La sagrada familia by Miguel Barnet( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akeké y la jutía by Miguel Barnet( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esclave à Cuba : biographie d'un "cimarron", du colonialisme à l'indépendance by Miguel Barnet( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Con pies de gato by Miguel Barnet( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El cimarrón : Autobiographie des geflohenen Sklaven Esteban Montejo ; Recital für 4 musiker by Hans Werner Henze( Recording )

3 editions published in 1971 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografía de un cimarrón by Esteban Montejo( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Biography of a runaway slave is arguably the best-known book to have been written and published in revolutionary Cuba, being the testimonial narrative of Esteban Montejo, a former slave, runaway, and soldier in the Cuban wars of independence. The text is the collaboration between ethnographer Miguel Barnet and Montejo, the result of three years of tape-recorded interviews, transcribed, edited and annotated by Barnet. Montejo provides a first-hand account of slavery in nineteenth-century Cuba - the language, religion, music, and customs - and describes life in the sugar plantations and mills and as a runaway slave. Montejo's text also covers key historical moments, from slavery to Abolition, the Ten Years War, the Spanish American War, and US intervention in the new republic. Reflecting the growing interest in Latin American and Cuban Studies, this student edition includes the complete text in Spanish, notes in English, a time-line of Cuban history and themes for debate and discussion. The extensive introduction focuses on three main areas: an overview of Cuban history featuring slavery, wars of independence and the new republic; an overview of the genre of the testimonial narrative as it emerged as an important literary style in revolutionary Cuba; and an analysis of the relationship between the Cuban Revolution and the publication of the text. There is also an extensive bibliography."
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Afro-Cuban religions
Biografía de un cimarrónAfro-Cuban religionsBiography of a runaway slaveLa vida realCuba y CubaCimarrón : historia de un esclavoBiografía de un cimarrón
Alternative Names
Barnet Lanza, Miguel, 1940-

Barnet Lanza, Miguel Ángel, 1940-

Barnet Lanzas, Miguel 1940-

Barnet, Miguel

Barnet, Miguel Ángel, 1940-

Barnetas Migelis

Miguel Barnet

Miguel Barnet Cuban writer

Miguel Barnet cubansk poet

Miguel Barnet dichter uit Cuba

Miguel Barnet écrivain cubain

Miguel Barnet escriptor cubà

Miguel Barnet escritor cubano

Miguel Barnet kubanischer Schriftsteller und Ethnologe

Miguel Barnet kubansk poet

Miguel Barnet romanziere, poeta e etnografo cubano

Miguel Barnet scríbhneoir Cúbach

Miguel Barnet shkrimtar kubanez

Барнет Мигель

ميجويل بارنيت

바르넷, 미겔 1940-

バルネ, ミゲル