Yglesias, Jose (1919 - 1995)

Genre: Drama/Theatre/Film, General Fiction, Non-Fiction

Novelist, journalist and playwright Jose Yglesias was born in Ybor City section of Tampa, FL and lived in New York City and North Brooklin, ME. He served in the U.S. Navy and studied at Black Mountain College in North Carolina.

Best known for his writing about Latin Americans whose lives were affected by revolutions, he was of Cuban and Spanish descent. He was a film critic for The Daily Worker, wrote articles for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, among other periodicals, as well as non-fiction, novels and plays.


  • A Wake in Ybor City (1973)
  • The Goodbye Land (1967)
  • In the Fist of the Revolution (1968)
  • An Orderly Life (1968)
  • Down There (1970)
  • The Truth About Them (1971)
  • Double Double (1974)
  • The Franco Years (1975)
  • The Kill Price (1976)
  • Home Again (c1987)
  • Tristan and the Hispanics (1989)
  • Widower’s Walk (1996)
  • The Guns In The Closet (1996)
  • The Old Gents (1996)
  • Break In (1996)

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