Onelio Jorge Cardoso

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Cardoso, Onelio Jorge


Born May 11, 1914, in Calabazar de Sagua, Las Villas province. Cuban writer.

Cardoso writes short stories distinguished by a colloquial idiom, humorous style, and affection for the working man—for example, ‘The Coal Miners” (1945) and “Old Iron” (1952). Many of his stories have antiwar and anti-imperialist themes and reflect the basic conflicts in the prerevolutionary Cuban countryside. Cardoso is a leader of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba. In 1962 he published a collection of articles, Men Among the People.


Cuentos completos. [Havana, 1969].
Iba caminando. Havana, 1966.
In Russian translation:
Korallovyi kon’ Moscow, 1962.
[Rasskazy.] In Kubinskaia novella XX veka. Moscow-Leningrad, 1965.


Portuondo, J. A. Bosquejo histórico de las letras cubanas. Havana, 1962.


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