He showed a talent for writing and revolutionary politics at an early age. In , he returned to Cuba to fight for its independence and died on the battlefield. Demonstrating natural artistic abilities from an early age, he originally pursued studies in painting before turning his energies to writing. By the time he was 16, his poetry and other work were appearing in print. He was passionate about the growing revolutionary efforts to liberate Cuba from Spain, known as the Ten Years' War, and soon devoted his skills as a writer to advance the cause.

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Return to Book Page. Abdala es una obra de referencia en el independentismo de Cuba y uno de los textos clave del modernismo. La obra transcurre en un pais islamico en el que, ante una amenaza extranjera, Abdala, el protagonista, decide ir a la guerra. Get A Copy. Paperback , 28 pages. Published January 1st by Linkgua first published March 14th More Details Original Title.

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Written as a play, the action takes place in an Islamic country and relates the struggle of the protagonist Abdala to free his land and establish it's independence and freedom. The reading brought to me a great deal of nostalgia and memories as a dear cousin once belong to a university student Written by Cuban author and revolutionary hero of Cuban independence, Jose Marti y Perez, when he was 16 years old.

The reading brought to me a great deal of nostalgia and memories as a dear cousin once belong to a university student group under the same name Abdala. The play is a wonderful short read providing insight into the thoughts and struggles of a very young Jose Marti often titled as the apostle of the Cubans. Gaby rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Lilian rated it it was amazing Sep 19, Aracelis rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Rene Arteaga rated it it was ok Jun 18, Francisco rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Hispanic Factor - Credit Consulting rated it it was amazing Jul 21, Jeilen rated it really liked it May 14, Peter Ferrer rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Eduardo F.

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Poet‐Revolutionary Inspires a Drama

Acosta and stars Mr. Torres in the title role. It is performed entirely in Spanish, but the action is violent, emotions are strong, and the acting is full of conviction. At Lincoln Center the stage is an open platform in the plaza, with the Metropolitan Opera rising in the background like a palace — an oddly effective setting for revolutionary drama. The cast is garbed in black, as if for Greek tragedy, an aspect that is heightened by the ritualistic quality of the direction. The movement of the actors doubling as patriots and oppressors, is often stylized.



In , he published his first political writings in the only edition of the newspaper El Diablo Conjuelo, published by Fermin Valdes Dominguez. Valdez Dominguez, the son of a wealthy slave-owning family, was Marti's best friend and was also instrumental in his development of a social and political conscience. La Patria Libre The Free Fatherland , the first of a number of publications founded by Marti, was published in , when he was 16 years old. In that same paper, he published "Abdala", a patriotic drama in verse. Shortly after this publication, Marti was imprisoned by the Spanish authorities. Did it protect you in your childhood?


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