Cortijo's Wake / El entierro de Cortijo

Cortijo s Wake El entierro de Cortijo A bilingual edition of a renowned work of Puerto Rican literature Cortijo s Wake El entierro de Cortijo is novelist Edgardo Rodr guez Juli s vivid description of the funeral of legendary Puerto Rican

  • Title: Cortijo's Wake / El entierro de Cortijo
  • Author: Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá Juan Flores
  • ISBN: 9780822332169
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cortijo's Wake / El entierro de Cortijo

    A bilingual edition of a renowned work of Puerto Rican literature, Cortijo s Wake El entierro de Cortijo is novelist Edgardo Rodr guez Juli s vivid description of the funeral of legendary Puerto Rican musician Rafael Cortijo El entierro de Cortijo became an immediate bestseller following its original publication in Puerto Rico in 1983 An unparalleled Afro Puerto Rican pA bilingual edition of a renowned work of Puerto Rican literature, Cortijo s Wake El entierro de Cortijo is novelist Edgardo Rodr guez Juli s vivid description of the funeral of legendary Puerto Rican musician Rafael Cortijo El entierro de Cortijo became an immediate bestseller following its original publication in Puerto Rico in 1983 An unparalleled Afro Puerto Rican percussionist and bandleader, Cortijo 1928 1982 revolutionized the country s musical culture His band, Cortijo y Su Combo, captivated Caribbean and Latin American audiences as it emerged in the mid 1950s Immensely popular across Puerto Rican social classes, the band both modernized the traditional vernacular forms of bomba and plena and forcefully reestablished their African and working class roots The group s innovations have been integral to salsa since the 1960s Winding through the streets of working class San Juan with Cortijo s funeral procession, Rodr guez Juli s autobiographical chronicle provides a rare portrait of the impoverished society from which Cortijo s music emerged Along with detailed renderings of grief stricken mourners including Cortijo s childhood friend and fellow musician, the celebrated singer Ismael Maelo Rivera Rodr guez Juli records his feelings as he, a light skinned, middle class writer, confronts the world of poor black Puerto Ricans The author s masterful shifting of linguistic registers, his acute sensitivity to Puerto Rican social codes, his broad knowledge of popular music, and his sardonic ruminations on death and immortality make this one of the most widely read books of modern Puerto Rican literature Well known critic and cultural historian Juan Flores has provided a scrupulous translation of Rodr guez Juli s text and an introduction situating the book in relation to Puerto Rican music and culture and the careers of Cortijo and Rodr guez Juli.

    Edgardo Rodrguez Juli Books, Biography Visit s Edgardo Rodrguez Juli Page and shop for all Edgardo Rodrguez Juli books Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of Edgardo Rodrguez Juli

    Edgardo Rodrguez Juli Books, Biography Visit s Edgardo Rodrguez Juli Page and shop for all Edgardo Rodrguez Juli books Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of Edgardo Rodrguez Juli

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    One thought on “Cortijo's Wake / El entierro de Cortijo

    1. Rolando

      A great piece of Puerto Rican literature, speaking volumes about our culture and tradition through the wake of one of our most beautiful composers.

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