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Heberto Padilla

Heberto Padilla (1932-2000) was a Cuban poet who served time in prison for criticizing the Castro regime. In addition to Legacies, his own selection of poems from throughout his career, Padilla also wrote the autobiographical novel Heroes Are Grazing In My Garden and the memoir Self-Portrait of the Other. He and his second wife, poet Belkis Cuza Male, divided their time between Princeton, New Jersey and Madrid, Spain.

Self-Portrait of the Other

Heberto Padilla; Translated by Alexander Coleman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The autobiography of Cuba's finest poet, whose condemnation by the Castro regime became a cause celebre.

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Heroes Are Grazing In my Garden

Heberto Padilla
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A chilling account of the fate of intellectuals and artists in contemporary Cuba, Herberto Padilla's frankly autobioghraphical novel is the story of a writer who refuses to give over to the revolutionary...

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Legacies

Heberto Padilla, translated by Alastair Reid
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Legacies is the author's own selection from his work, and represents the many facets of Padilla's art: his lyrical love poems, his almost Audenesque meditations on other poets, his deceptively simple...

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