Roberto Fernández Retamar

Roberto Fernández Retamar was a Cuban poet, essayist, and literary critic and cultural spokesman for the regime of Fidel Castro. After first studying art and architecture, Fernández Retamar studied literature in Havana, Paris, and London. He later joined the faculty of the University of Havana and served as president of the Casa de las Américas, a government cultural organization. He also taught briefly at Yale University (1957–58) and lectured at several other universities in the United States.