Caliban and other essays by roberto fernndez retamar

In this work, Caliban is the incarnation of the people presented in their worst light, except that this time his conspiracy against Prospero is successful and he achieves power—which ineptitude and corruption will surely prevent him from retaining.

These are the linguas francas capable of going beyond the frontiers that neither the aboriginal nor Creole languages succeed in crossing.

Retamar is an important thinker and writer within the culture of the Cuban Revolution. Concurrently with this emergence there appeared in Paris in O.

This is the dialectic of Caliban. But this examination, although made by a Latin American, still took only the European world into account. Right now as we are discussing, as I am discussing with those colonizers, how else can I do it except in one of their languages, which is now also our language, and with so many of their conceptual tools, which are now also our conceptual tools?

This is not, however, the first time that such a rejection was expressed on our continent. For a new reading of The Tempest—for a new consideration of the problem—it was necessary to await the emergence of the colonial countries, which begins around the time of the Second World War.

Since Giron they have begun to change their thinking. It also comprehends countries with rich cultures but less political homogeneity, which have been subjected to extremely diverse forms of colonialism the Arab world. Twenty years after Renan had published his Caliban—in other words, in —the United States intervened in the Cuban war of independence against Spain and subjected Cuba to its tutelage, converting her in into her first neocolony and holding her untilwhile Puerto Rico and the Philippines became colonies of a traditional nature.

The Psychology of Colonization. But within the colonial world there exists a case unique to the entire planet: The country of a foreign race must again be a country of serfs, of agricultural laborers or industrial workers.

But undoubtedly the rest of the work has lost the immediacy that its gallant confrontation of the United States and the defense of our values still retains. Prospero [says Lamming] has given Caliban language; and with it an unstated history of consequences, an unknown history of future intentions.

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The independentistas, white and black, adopted with honor something that colonialism meant as an insult. But Caliban is the rude and unconquerable master of the island, while Ariel, a creature of the air, although also a child of the isle, is the intellectual—as both Ponce and Cesaire have seen.

I know no other metaphor more expressive of our cultural situation, of our reality. The initial destiny of the Caliban myth on our own American soil is a surprising one. The identification of Caliban with the United States, proposed by Groussac and popularized by Rodo, was certainly a mistake.

Caliban remains one of his most recognised and important works.Mannoni and Fernando Retamar. This development shows that, although originally a dramatic persona, Caliban has gained recognition beyond theatrical performance and literary criticism and has inhabited other realms of discourse such as that of politics, psychology and ethnography.

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