(PRWEB) March 31, 2012
The third edition of the novel “Que te vuelva a encontrar”) by Edel Morales, a Cuban writer living in Havana, has just been released in United States by the publishing house Latin Heritage Foundation. After being launched at the prestigious Havana International Book Fair2010, by Editorial Letras Cubanas and Filven, Caracas, Venezuela, 2011, the Cuban poet alluring novel is now available in the U.S. market, revised and expanded by the author.
The novel plot is "the persistent need of love." It is, at the same time, a particular inquiry in the field of literary creation, the world of books, and the place for intellect, memory and spirit in contemporary times. It proposes nothing less than to investigate what a love story is in reality and what it means for language, here and now, in the interconnected global space in which people move around every day. The setting of “Que te vuelva a encontrar” is the specific environment of Cuba in the last twenty years, a limited scenario in the process of permanent change, and from there dialogues with the change of time that takes place in the world today, accelerated by the radical technological progress in which we are immersed.
According to the Cuban critics "The text, inserted beyond what Ambrosio Fornet called Cuban's new novel, along with Gutierrez, a secas, by Vicente Battista; Textual harassment, by Raul Vallejo; El Corazón de Voltaire, by Luis Lopez Nieves, among others, 'an exploration at the crossroads of a history of searches', where the leading role is played by... the writer and his computer." Another critical view from Puerto Rico considers Edel Morales’ book "A novel about the art of writing novels, written by a poet. It resurrects the metanarrative genre playfully, illogical, sensual, intelligent, nonsensical and beautiful. By a reformulation of the myth of Pygmalion and Galatea in full postmodern Cuba, Morales rebels the usual forms of reading as it is necessary: with magic and joy.”
Besides his work as a poet and storyteller, Edel Morales is a well-known Cuban cultural promoter, a graduate of History at the University of Havana, who has served in various positions in the publishing industry and the promotion of authors in Cuba. In 2000 he founded the literary magazine and books La Letra del Escriba, a distinctive cultural publication of the island and, in 2005, the Cultural Center Dulce Maria Loynaz, a landmark in the literary life of the Cuban capital.
Edel Morales is widely known as a poet in Cuba and other Latin American countries. His work in this genre is part of the lyrical generation that in the late eighties of the last century proposed a break from the poetic norm dominant in Cuba and outlined a new world view, relevant for the Cuban poetry by its resonance, amplitude and continuity. Within this generation, the poetry of Edel Morales is characterized by a personal view which is different from that of any other poet of his generation while keeping with them intense communicating vessels. The reader will find that poetry of synthesis in “Que la vuelva a encontrar,” a novel of loss and reunion that all the time plays with the intertwining of genres.
This is, strictly speaking, the initial delivery of a cycle of novels (in the way of the trendy television series from this book mimics and plays to the limit) which has here its first season. A byte of adolescence. An inviting season showing what is to come and, at the same time, solves the major conflicts facing its characters. “Que te vuelva encontrar” is a narrative text that demands a critical reader, an accomplice, the way Baudelaire, Elliot, Cortázar or the Eclesiastés would like to, and in order to convey all its magic, should be read with absolute freedom of imagination.