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The Quesadas of Cuba: Biographers and Editors of José Martí Y Pérez

  • Richard B. Gray (a1)
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Students of the life and writings of José Martí y Pérez (1853–1895), the National Hero of Cuba, will be forever indebted to the lifelong efforts of Marti’s close friend, fellow revolutionist, and “literary heir,” Gonzalo de Quesada y Aróstegui, and to those of his son, Gonzalo de Quesada y Miranda. Through painstaking research and editing they have preserved, over a period of nearly seventy years, the record of Martí’s prodigious writings as a revolutionist, journalist, novelist, dramatist, and poet. It is no exaggeration to say that most of the writing on this remarkable Cuban is derived from their carefully edited collections of his works. Gonzalo de Quesada y Aróstegui, as one of the architects of Cuban independence, Cuba’s first Minister to the United States, and major participant in the early International Conferences of American States, is deserving of special attention by scholars in the Americas. Now that a third official edition of Marti’s writings is nearing completion by Gonzalo de Quesada y Miranda in Cuba, a biographical and bibliographical sketch of the Quesadas, father and son, is in order.

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1 de Quesada, Gonzalo, Mi primera ofrenda (New York, 1892), 152 pp.

2 de Quesada, Gonzalo, Patriotismo, cuentos de guerra (New York, 1893), 214 pp.

3 de Quesada, Gonzalo, Ignacio Mora (New York, 1894), 184 pp.

4 de Martí, Obras completas, ed. Gonzalo de Quesada y Miranda (74 Vols.; La Habana, 1936–1949), XIV, 174175 .

5 Ibid., I, 15–20.

6 de Quesada, Gonzalo, The War in Cuba . . . (Washington, D. C, 1986), 584 pp.

7 de Quesada, Gonzalo, The War in Cuba . . . (Rev. ed.; Washington, D. C, 1896), 775 pp.

8 de Quesada, Gonzalo, The War in Cuba . . ., pp. 513526 .

9 de Quesada, Gonzalo and Northrop, Henry Davenport, America’s battle for Cuba’s freedom: containing a complete record of Spanish tyranny and oppression. American aid for the cause of Cuba, inside facts of the war, etc., etc. Great resources; products and scenery of the “Queen of the Antilles ”; manners and customs of the people, etc., etc., To which is added a full account of the destruction of the battleship “Maine” (Philadelphia: National Publishing Co., 1898), 768 pp. de Quesada, Gonzalo, Our War with Spain. An authentic, complete, history prepared from official and other reliable sources. Including also a full official history of Cuba’s War for freedom (Philadelphia: Franklin Book Co., 1898), 666 pp. Gonzalo de Quesada and Henry Davenport Northrop, Cuba’s Great Struggle for Freedom; containing a complete record of Spanish Tyranny and oppression, scenes of violence and bloodshed; Daring deeds of Cuban Hetoes and patriots, Thrilling incidents of the Conflict; American Aid for the cause of Cuba; Secret expeditions; inside facts of the war, etc., etc., Great resources; products and scenery of the “Queen of the Antilles; ”Manners and Customs of the People, etc., etc., To which is added a full account of the destruction of the battleshipMaine ”and the Report of the Naval Board; Hurried preparations for war with Spain, etc., etc. (n. p., 1898), 758 pp.

10 Guiteras, Juan (ed.), Free Cuba. Her oppression . . . (Philadelphia, 1898), 619 pp.

11 de Quesada, Gonzalo, The Spanish Idea of Autonomy . . . (Washington, 1897), 6 pp.

12 de Leuchsenring, Emilio Roig, “de Quesada, Gonzalo y Aróstegui, ,” Gráfico (La Habana), 17 de enero de 1915, reprinted in Patria (Le Habana), XIV (diciembre de 1958), 45 .

13 de Quesada, Gonzalo, Cuba a l’Exposition Universelle Internationale de 1900 a Paris (Paris, 1900).

14 de Quesada, Gonzalo, “Cuba’s Claims to the Isle of Pines,” North American Review, CXC (September, 1909), 594604 .

15 de Quesada, Gonzalo, Los derechos de Cuba a la Isla de Finos (La Habana, 1909), 31pp.

16 de Quesada, Gonzalo, The Title of the Republic of Cuba to the Isle of Pines (Washington, D.C., 1924), 56 pp.

17 de Quesada, Gonzalo, Cuba (Washington, 1905), 541 pp.

18 See: Enrique Piá, H. Moreno, Gonzalo de Quesada, Estadista (La Habana, 1962), for an excellent biographical sketch of Quesada as a diplomat (32 pp.).

19 de Quesada, Gonzalo, Arbitration in Latin America (Rotterdam, 1907), 136 pp. Also, Latina, La America y international, el Arbitraje. Discurso pronunciado por el Sr. Gonzalo de Quesada, Ministro de Cuba en los Estados Unidos en el Banquete de la Conferencia de Arbitraje (Washington, 1908).

20 de Quesada, Gonzalo, Emigración. Francia, Portugal, Suiza (La Habana, 1909), 84 pp.; Francia, ; estudio sobre emigración (La Habana, 1909), 27 pp.; Suecia, . Estudios sobre emigración (La Habana, 1912), 13 pp.; Dinamarca, . Estudios sobre emigración (La Habana, 1912), 11 pp.; Noruega, . Estudios sobre emigración (La Habana, 1913), 11 pp.

21 Letter to author from Dr. Enrique H. Moreno Plá, Havana, November 30, 1963.

22 de Quesada, Gonzalo, The Chinese and Cuban Independence (Leipzig, [1912?]), 15 pp.

23 de Quesada, Gonzalo, La patria alemana (Leipzig, 1913), 382 pp.

24 Marti, , ed. de Quesada, Gonzalo (16 vols.; Vol. I, Washington, 1900 ; Vols. II and III, La Habana, 1901–1902; Vol. IV, La Habana, 1905; Vol. V, Roma, 1905; Vols. VI-IX, La Habana, 1908–1910; Vol. X, Berlin, 1911; Vols. XI-XIV, La Habana, 1913–1915; Vol. XV, ed. Angelina Miranda de Quesada, La Habana, 1919; Vol. XVI, ed. Gonzalo de Quesada y Miranda, La Habana, 1933). Vol. XVI is entitled Martí, Flores del destierro.

25 Ibid., VI, 6.

26 Ibid., Vols. XV–XVI.

27 Flor, y lava, , ed. Américo Lugo (Paris, 1910), 372 pp.; de oro, Granos, ed. Rafael G. Argilagos (La Habana, 1918), 146 pp.; escogidas, Páginas, ed. Max Henríquez Ureña (Paris, [1919]), 172 pp.; de Martí, Versos escogidos, ed. Rubén Darío (Paris, [1919]), 172 pp.; de Martí, Obras completas, ed. Néstor Carbonell (8 vols.; La Habana, 1918–1920); América, Madre, ed. Ventura García Calderón (Paris, 1922), 123 pp.; de Martí, Obras completas, ed. Armando Godoy y Ventura García Calderón (2 vols.; Paris, 1926); completas, Obras, ed. Alberto Ghiralďo (8 vols.; Madrid, [1925]-1929); de José Martí, Epistolario, ed. Félix Lizaso (3 vols.; La Habana, 1930–1931); Martí, José, completas, obras, ed. M. Isidro Méndez (4 vols.; 2nd ed., La Habana, 1948).

For an analysis of the publishing record of Marti’s works, see the present author’s Martí, José, Cuban Patriot (Gainesville, Florida, 1962), pp. 97101 . For an extensive listing of Martí’s writings, from books to newspaper entries, see the comprehensive and indispensible study by Sarausa, Fermín Peraza, Bibliografía mantiana, 1853–1955 (2nd ed. rev.; La Habana, 1956), 720 pp., and his Cronología de la obra martiana (La Habana, 1955), 43 pp. The former lists 1,740 original and reprinted works of Martí.

28 Among such works by de Quesada, Gonzalo y Miranda are: Del casco al gorro frigio (Mis impresiones de la Gran Guerra) (La Habana, 1928), 303 pp., which was awarded a gold medal in the Inter-American Exposition in Seville in 1930; Cloroformo (Cuentos) (Madrid, 1933), 311 pp.; Libre!, En Cuba (Historia documentada y anecdótica del Machadato) (2 vols.; La Habana, 1938); and Una misión cubana a México en 1896 (La Habana, 1939), 54 pp., a paper read at the time of his admission to the Cuban Academy of History in 1939.

29 de Martí, Papeles, ed. Gonzalo de Quesada y Miranda (3 vols.; La Habana, 1933–1935). See also Martí, , de amor, versos, ed. Gonzalo de Quesada y Miranda (La Habana, 1933), 70 pp.

30 de Martí, Obras completas, ed. Gonzalo de Quesada y Miranda (74 vols.; La Habana, 1936–1949).

31 Letter to author from Gonzalo de Quesada y Miranda, Havana, Cuba, December 11, 1963.

32 Academia de la Historia de Cuba, Archivo de Gonzalo de Quesada, Epistolario l (La Habana, 1948), 253 pp.; Academia de la Historia de Cuba, Archivo de Gonzalo de Quesada, Epistolario II (La Habana, 1951), 356 pp.

33 Martí, José. Páginas inéditas o dispersas, ed. Gonzalo de Quesada y Miranda (La Habana, 1963), 316 pp.

34 de Quesada, Gonzalo y Miranda, , José Martí (La Habana, 1962), 32 pp.

35 de Quesada, Gonzalo y Miranda, , Martí, periodista (La Habana, 1929), 241 pp.

36 de Quesada, Gonzalo y Miranda, , Facetas de Martí (La Habana, 1939), 241 pp.

37 de Quesada, Gonzalo y Miranda, , Anecdotario martiano, nuevas facetas de Martí (La Habana, 1948), 209 pp.

38 de Quesada, Gonzalo y Miranda, , Martí, hombre (La Habana, 1940), 316 pp.

39 de Quesada, Gonzalo y Miranda, , Alrededor de la acción en Dos Ríos (La Habana, 1942), 101 pp.

40 de Quesada, Gonzalo y Miranda, , Mujeres de Martí (La Habana, 1943), 74 pp.

41 Letters to author July 5, 1963, and September 16, 1963.

42 de Quesada, Gonzalo y Miranda, , y Orlando Castañeda, y Escarra, , Fechas martianas, tabla cronológica de la vida de Martí, y calendario martiano (La Habana, 1960), 72 pp.

43 See Sarausa, Fermín Peraza, Bibliografía martiana, 1853–1955, pp. 511518 for a partial listing.

44 See Richard B. Gray, José Martí, pp. 111–118.

45 Gray, Richard B., “José Martí and Social Revolution in Cuba,” Journal of Inter-American Studies, V (April, 1963), 249256 .

46 Letter to author from Gonzalo de Quesada y Miranda, December 11, 1963.

47 Fermín Peraza Sarausa, Bibliografía martiana, 1853–1955.

48 Obras completas de Martí, LXX, 13.

49 Letter from Gabriela Mistral to Henríquez, Federico y Carvajal, Temuco, Chile, noviembre de 1920, in Social, VI (mayo de 1921), 64 .

50 de los Ríos, Fernando, “Reflexiones en torno al sentido de la vida en Martí,” Archivo José Martí, IV (enero-diciembre de 1947), 2130 .

51 Iduarte, Andrés, Martí, escritor (México, 1945), p. 23 .

52 Ibid., p. 302.

53 Letter to author from the Board of Editors, Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago, minois, July 19, 1963.

54 Mañach, Jorge, Martí, , Apostle of Freedom, trans. Coley Taylor (New York, 1950), 363 pp.

55 Lizaso, Félix, Martí, , Martyr of Cuban Independence, trans. Esther E. Shuler (Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1953), 260 pp.

56 González, Manuel Pedro, Martí, José, Epic Chronicler of the United States in the Eighties (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1953), 79 pp.

57 The America of Martí, José, ed. and trans.Juan de Onís (New York, 1953), 335 pp.

58 Obras completas de Martí, XXIX, 19.

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