Lourdes Casal (b. 1938, Havana - d. 1981, Havana): A writer and political activist, Casals received a Ph.D. in psychology from the New School of Social Research. She was the founding editor of the magazine Areíto, and was a frequent contributor to the magazine Nueva Generación. Casal wrote several books, including El caso Padilla, Los fundadores: Alfonso y otros cuentos, and the poetry collections Cuadernos de agosto and Palabras juntan revolución, which was published posthumously and won the 1981 poetry prize for poetry from Casa de las Américas. In 1982, the Instituto de Estudios Cubanos, based in Miami, published an anthology of her work, titled Itinerario ideológico. (Cintas for literature, 1974-75)

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