Title

Isolation, Powerlessness, and Escape Depicted in Marielito Writer, Guillermo Rosales

Subject Area

Hispanic Caribbean Studies

Abstract

The paper will discuss the themes of isolation, powerlessness and escape in the work of Guillermo Morales. In Cuba, Rosales was branded an anti-revolutionary because of his writing. Rosales who became disenchanted by the world of the Cuban revolution isolated himself in his home and worked on stories and books that were never published in Cuba. In 1979 he fled to Miami as a member of the now legendary exodus from the port of Mariel in Cuba. This paper will look closely at the novel, Boarding House while addressing exile, disenfranchisement and escape in their own ways. While looking at the specific themes, the paper will highlight how the characters encounter some level of powerlessness, and all search for an escape, a freedom from fear and pain, a freedom to choose and to express themselves as they see fit.

Location

Afternoon Session 1 (PARB 239)

Presentation Year

April 2019

Start Date

4-11-2019 2:35 PM

Embargo

11-26-2018

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Apr 11th, 2:35 PM

Isolation, Powerlessness, and Escape Depicted in Marielito Writer, Guillermo Rosales

Afternoon Session 1 (PARB 239)

The paper will discuss the themes of isolation, powerlessness and escape in the work of Guillermo Morales. In Cuba, Rosales was branded an anti-revolutionary because of his writing. Rosales who became disenchanted by the world of the Cuban revolution isolated himself in his home and worked on stories and books that were never published in Cuba. In 1979 he fled to Miami as a member of the now legendary exodus from the port of Mariel in Cuba. This paper will look closely at the novel, Boarding House while addressing exile, disenfranchisement and escape in their own ways. While looking at the specific themes, the paper will highlight how the characters encounter some level of powerlessness, and all search for an escape, a freedom from fear and pain, a freedom to choose and to express themselves as they see fit.