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“Martí is the most remarkable figure in the history of Cuba….No English-language collection is as comprehensive as this handsome new addition to the Penguin Classics.”Tom Miller, The Los Angeles Times Book Review

Table Of Contents

Translated by Esther Allen with an Introduction by Roberto González Echevarría

José Martí: An Introduction by Roberto González Echevarría
Suggestions for Further Reading

Earliest Writings
Letter to His Mother from Prison
Political Prison in Cuba

Notebooks 1-3
Early Journalism:
The Poor Neighborhoods of Mexico City
Sarah Bernhardt
Impressions of America (by a very fresh Spaniard)

Prologue to Juan Antonio Pérez Bonalde’s Poem of Niagara

Waking Dream/Sueño despierto
Fragrant Arms/Brazos fragantes
My Kinglet/Mi reyecillo
Son of My Soul/Hijo del alma

Free Verses/Versos libres:
My Verses
The Swiss Father/El padre suizo
Famous Island/Isla famosa
Love in the City/Amor de ciudad grande
I Hate the Sea/Odio el mar
Winged Cup/Copa con alas

Notebooks 4-15:
Undated Fragment
A Passion

from The Golden Age:
Pin the Tail on the Donkey: A New Game and Some Old Ones

Letters from New York:
Coney Island
The Trial of Guiteau
Tribute to Karl Marx, Who Has Died
from La América: The Brooklyn Bridge; The Glossograph; Indigenous Art; Mexico, the United States, and Protectionism; Graduation Day
The Indians in the United States
The World’s Biggest Explosion
Impressionist Painters
A Great Confederate Celebration
The Cutting Case
The Poet Walt Whitman
Class War in Chicago: A Terrible Drama
A Walking Marathon
New York Under Snow
Blaine’s Night
A Chinese Funeral
Inauguration Day

Political Correspondecne:
Letter to Emilio Núñez
Letter to General Máximo Gómez
A Vindication of Cuba

Simple Verses/Versos sencillos:
I (I am an honest man/Yo soy un hombre sincero)
III (I hate the masks and vices/Odio la máscara y vicio)
XXVIII (Past the manor with the tomb/Por la tumba del cortijo)
XXX (Blood-hued lightning cleaves/El rayo surca, sangriento)
XXXVI (Yes, I know: flesh/Ya sé: de carne se puede)
XLV (I dream of marble cloisters/Sueño con claustros de mármol)

Notebooks 18-20

Letters from New York:
Our America
The Lynching of the Italians
The Monetary Conference of the American Republics
A Town Sets a Black Man on Fire

from Patria:
The Abolition of Slavery in Puerto Rico
My Race
To Cuba!
The Truth About the United States

The Montecristi Manifesto

Final Correspondence:
Letter to His Mother
Letter to Manuel Mercado

War Diaries:
Part I: From Montecristi to Cap-Haïtien
Part II: From Cap-Haïtien to Dos Ríos

Afterword by Esther Allen

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