Masculinidades Intensas: Revolución y Género en la Narrativa de Eduardo Heras León

TitleMasculinidades Intensas: Revolución y Género en la Narrativa de Eduardo Heras León
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGallardo-Saborido, Emilio J.
JournalBulletin of Spanish Studies
Pagination1195 - 1220
Date Published04/2017

This article analyzes the storytelling production of the Cuban writer Eduardo Heras León (born in 1940). Specifically, it focuses on its first five volumes of stories (The war had six names [1968], The steps in the grass [1970], Steel [1977], A clean fire [1980], Question of principle [1983]). At first, it reflects on his initial literary success and the political-cultural circumstances that led to the exclusion of this author from the hegemonic zone of the Cuban cultural field at the beginning of the 1970s. Afterwards, an examination of his characters is made masculine in the light of contributions from studies of masculinities and the sociology of deviance. Finally, the importance of the narrative of Heras León is evaluated as a privileged space from which to reflect on the complex relationship between revolution, nation and gender.

Translated TitleIntense Masculinities: Revolution and Gender in the Narrative of Eduardo Heras León
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