Presentation of the book 'Entre el cuerpo y la luz' in tribute to Luis Rogelio Nogueras
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- Arts and Culture
- 09 / 23 / 2014
In celebration of his 70th birthday, and in honor of the deceased poet, novelist and screenwriter Luis Rogelio Nogueras, Pablo de la Torriente Brau Cultural Center presented Entre el cuerpo y la luz, poemas y canciones para Wichy.
Wichy Nogueras, who died only 40 years old, received the David Prize in 1967 for his poetry collection Cabeza de zanahoria, and in 1981 the Casa de las Americas Award of poetry with Imitación de la vida, being one of the most renowned authors of his generation.
The book has 170 pages includes more than 50 texts, it is divided into two parts. The first, entitled "El convite de los amigos", is a collection of texts dedicated to Nogueras in life and after his death. The second part, "Amar al cisne salvaje", reflects the poet's verses that appear as headings.
The selection of texts was done by poets León Estrada and Reynaldo García Blanco, including authors such as Roberto Fernández Retamar, Pablo Armando Fernández, Eliseo Diego, Fayad Jamis, Miguel Barnet and Victor Casaus, among others. The volume was edited by Realengo, Pablo de la Torriente Brau Center.
Noguera's novel Y si muero mañana received Cirilo Villaverde Award of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, and El cuarto círculo, written with Guillermo Rodriguez Rivera, won the contest Anniversary of the Ministry of Interior in 1976.
In film, Nogueras collaborated with Octavio Cortázar in the script of the film Acerca de un personaje que algunos llaman San Lázaro y otros Babalú (1968). In 1975, he co-wrote the documentary Las Marianas, then with Cortázar wrote the script of the film El brigadista.
Source: Diario de Cuba