José Martí

Yairen Jerez
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José Martí is without doubt one of the most important figures in the cultural history of the Americas. A precocious journalist and poet, an exiled writer in Europe and the United States, a theorist, political activist, and also a soldier towards the end of his life, Martí sums up the spirit of the revolutionary intellectual of late nineteenth century Latin America and the Caribbean. Often referred to as The Apostle and

El Maestro

[Mentor, Master and Teacher], the national hero of Cuba has become a symbol of the emancipation and resistance of the periphery, facing up to the economic, political and cultural centres.

Martí’s definition of the territories comprehended between the Río Grande and the straits of Magellan as “our America” — introduced in the essay Nuestra América

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Citation: Jerez, Yairen . "José Martí". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 August 2018 [, accessed 14 July 2024.]

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