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Ediciones Vigia (fwd)
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- From: "Judith B. Kerman" <kerman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 17:53:22 -0400
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Surprise surprise, look what I found on the Web. Take a look at the site
itself, and you'll find a drawing which captures a bit of Vigia's flavor.
Here's the text from the site, however, for all of our information...
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Subject: Ediciones Vigia
> Ediciones Vigia
> The British Library Hispanic Section
> [Nancy Morejon Poem]
> Drawing presented to Nancy Morejon by another Cuban poet, Sigfredo
> Ariel, 1994.
> An exhibition at The British Library
> 15 September - 16 November 1995
> Ediciones Vigia was founded in April 1985 in the city of Matanzas to
> the east of Havana, Cuba. Its name is taken from its location in the
> Plaza de la Vigia (Watchtower Square). The aim of the group has
> always been to use the most basic printing techniques, thus
> highlighting the importance of craftsmanship in the making of books.
> Glossy modern presentation would also detract from the artistic
> content of the works they produce. Their publications are
> mimeographed, and the illustrations are cut, and subsequently
> coloured, by hand. Two hundred copies of each are printed; they are
> numbered and generally signed by the author. Ediciones Vigia's
> publications embrace a variety of formats: books, magazines, loose
> sheets and scrolls. All are produced to the same standard and show
> impeccable concern for bibliographical accuracy, recording not just
> date and place of publication, but also responsibility for design
> and manufacture.
> Ediciones Vigia concentrates on poetry, short stories, literary
> criticism, and on works for children. Some of the texts are
> published for the first time, while others are existing works by
> famous writers. Prominent among the first group are works by local
> writers, some still in their teens, while the second group includes
> Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dulce Maria Loynaz and Cintio Vitier.
> Emphasis on literature for young people has been a constant element
> of artistic policy in Cuba since the Revolution.
> It is ironic that Ediciones Vigia should make such profitable use of
> such basic materials, including scrap paper. Cuba is now suffering
> an acute paper shortage which has restricted the publication of
> literary works in their traditional form.
> From Portico - The British Library's Online Information Server