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JOSÉ MARTÍ, THE NEED TO SHOW IT IN ITS REAL DIMENSION.
His passage to universality is determined by the conjunction of all the profiles of the also considered Master and Apostle; although it is his total dedication to the independence struggle at the end of the 19th century that confers him that distinctive seal of transcendence beyond the temporal borders of his nationality and his time. José Martí remains the most universal, transcendental and symbolic figure of the Cuban nation.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Spain - His premature death, at only forty-two years of age, in addition to his total dedication to the emancipation struggle of 1895, were the two elements that determined that many of the projects of the colossal man from Dos Ríos remained unrealized or unfinished. Hence, paradoxically, the most representative figure of the history, politics and literature of Cuba, does not necessarily have an extensive work, at least if we exclude from his vast volumes his great collection of letters and his innumerable notes. His long-awaited textbook on the History of Philosophy, his biographies of great sculptors and philosophers: "I have to write four books: Raphael, Michelangelo, Voltaire, Rousseau", other translations, as well as his system of Philosophy of Relations remained only as archetypal ideas in the blessed mind of the enlightened being, whose death on the battlefield we remember this May 19.Continue Reading …JOSÉ MARTÍ, THE NEED TO SHOW IT IN ITS REAL DIMENSION