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Virgilio Piñera, forgotten master of Cuban literature

Virgilio Piñera revolutionised Cuban literature. On the centenary of the great dramatist's birthday, Mario López-Goicoechea assesses his legacy

By Mario Lopez Goicoechea  

In the July issue of the literary magazine Lunes de Revolución in 1960, the writer Virgilio Piñera was asked which books he would save from his library if a cataclysm were to befall it. He listed ten, among which were the novels Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens, Amerika by Franz Kafka, the poetry collections The Flowers…

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