I suppose I should not have recycled the photocopy of Ruffinelli, Poesía y descolonización. La poesía de Nicolás Guillén. México: Editorial Oasis/Universidad Veracruzana, 1985, 177 págs. Looking at it irritated me no end. But it’s a perfect example of what I am talking about: Guillén is part of his “us” against the US. So he manages to incorporate the Afro-Cuban image to himself and call Hispanism anti-colonial. It’s what his professor A. Rama talked about. It’s also Ferreira da Silva’s logic of obliteration: Guillén is claimed as Hispanic and this cancels out Black. I think that is what is meant by the logic of obliteration, but is it more complicated than this?

Also, that Lott article I have in the office. From Transition. Criticizing Hollinger. It talks about an anti-Black Americanism, Americanism that obliterates the Black, I think. It is to be considered.

Meanwhile, though, I’m going to use Ruffinelli to teach. Here is Wikipedia’s list of his last books.


  • Patricio Guzmán. Madrid: Cátedra/Filmoteca Española, 2001, 438 págs.
  • Víctor Gaviria. Bogotá: Cinemateca Distrital, November 2003.
  • La sonrisa de Gardel. Montevideo: Trilce, 2004.
  • Víctor Gaviria, los márgenes al centro. Madrid: Turner / Casa de América, 2005. 2ª edición, Universidad de Guadalajara, 2009.
  • El cine nómada de Cristián Sánchez. Santiago de Chile: Uqbar Editores, 2007, 294 págs.
  • Sueños de realidad. Fernando Pérez: tres décadas de cine. Alcalá: Universidad de Alcalá / FNCL, 2005, 206 págs.
  • El cine de Patricio Guzmán, en busca de las imágenes verdaderas. Santiago de Chile: Uqbar Editores, 2008, 326 págs.
  • América Latina en 130 películas. Santiago de Chile: Uqbar Editores, 2010, 278 págs.
  • América Latina en 130 documentales. Santiago de Chile: Uqbar Editores, 2012, 280 págs.

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