Collection CHC5071 - Roberto Cazorla Collection

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Roberto Cazorla Collection


  • 1978-2005 (Creation)


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Roberto Cazorla was born in Ceiba Mocha, Matanzas, in 1940, but emigrated early in life to Havana where he eventually worked in radio, television and theater.

A poet by trade, Cazorla has authored over twenty books of poetry, short stories and an autobiography. His most recent work is a collection of poems entitled Cuando el mundo se afeita la tristeza(Editorial Betania, 2012). Cazorla has lived in Spain since 1963, working until recently with the news outlet EFE; as of 2012, he is a correspondent for the American Spanish-language newspaper Libre.

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The Roberto Cazorla Collection contains the personal papers of Roberto Cazorla, an exiled Cuban poet and journalist active from the mid-twentieth century to the present.

The collection consists of clippings, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and audiotapes of poet and journalist Roberto Cazorla's work.

The collection contains correspondence between Cazorla and Carilda Oliver Labra and others; slides and photographs of Cuban artists such as the composer Ernesto Lecuona, singer Celia Cruz, and actress Blanquita Amaro; as well as galley proofs of books and article clippings authored by Cazorla for Libre.

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This collection is open for research.

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Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please, contact for more information.

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Gifts of Roberto Cazorla, 2002-2007, 2009-2011.

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