Rather than custom, it feels more like an invocation to an unknown deity when Cubans get together…they hold a suspenseful silence until any voice is heard saying or singing something that has nothing to do with the purpose of the meeting.
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|Birth:||19th December, 1910|
|Death:||9th August, 1976|
Born in the Columbia Military Encampment close to Havana in the city of Marianao where his father was a colonel, Lezama lived through some of the most turbulent times of Cuba's history, fighting against the Machado dictatorship. His literary output includes the semi-autobiographical, baroque novel Paradiso, the story of a young man and his struggles with his mysterious illness, the death of his father, and his developing sensuality and poetic sensibilities.
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