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Nelson Jahill

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Nelson Jahill

I’ve said that it is inspired in what I’ve called “The Torquemada effect” in Cuban culture.

The image of the bonfire of books appears frequently at different instances of the history of humanity. These are moments in which a group in power assumes the authority of denying others of certain knowledge contained in the volumes condemned to fire. The act of burning a book is one of the most evident among all forms of censorship. In certain occasions, in order to refer to this works, I’ve said that it is inspired in what I’ve called “The Torquemada effect” in Cuban culture.

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