IN THE REVIEW

Prophet

Legacies: Selected Poems

by Heberto Padilla, translated by Alastair Reid and Andrew Hurley
Like the Russian Revolution, the Cuban events of 1959-1960 coincided with a literary revival, intense but short-lived. This rapid flowering was chiefly visible in the Monday supplement of the newspaper Revolución, and among the founding editors of this supplement, called Lunes, was the poet Heberto Padilla, newly returned, like many …