Collection CHC5290 - William Navarrete Papers

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William Navarrete Papers


  • 2003-2011 (Creation)
  • 2004-2006 (Creation)


1 Box

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William Navarrete (b. 1968) is an exiled Cuban author and literary critic based in Paris, France. A prolific writer, Navarrete's most recent works include La gema de Cubagua(2011) and Lumbres veladas del Sur (2008). Aside from his literary pursuits, Navarrete has been an active supporter of Cuban political prisoners, working with the French government to raise awareness of Cubans' struggle and pressure the Castro regime for better treatment of its political prisoners.

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This collection contains manuscripts and notes for two of William Navarrete’s most recent books, Lumbres velados del Sur(2008) and La gema de Cubagua (2011). The collection also features correspondence and articles relating to Navarrete’s work with the French government and the Asociación por la Tercera República Cubana to facilitate the release of Cuban political prisoners and support the Bibliotecas Independientes de Cuba.

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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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  • Spanish
  • French

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Donor retains copyright until his death.

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Gift of William Navarrete, 2011 and 2015.

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