From the Press Release, May 21, 1998:
NEW YORK, May 21 - Making a significant contribution to scholarship on the renowned Cuban historian and social scientist Fernando Ortiz (1881-1969), InterAmericas®/Society of Arts and Letter of the Americas/Socieded de Artes y Letras de las Américas, in cooperation with the Fundación Fernando Ortiz (Havana) and the Instituto de Literatura y Lingüística /Sociedad the Económica de Amigos del País (Havana), announces the publication of Miscelánea II of studies dedicated to Fernando Ortiz (1881-1969) in a limited edition that unites new and previously published material, in Spanish, English, and French, on the life and work of this pivotal figure in Cuban arts and sciences.
Central to the content of Miscelánea II is a comprehensive, updated bibliography of works by Ortiz, his unpublished manuscripts, and secondary literature-a work based on two previous publications edited by Araceli García-Carranza for the Biblioteca Nacional José Martí in Havana: the Bio-Bibliografía de Don Fernando Ortiz (1970) and Don Fernando Ortiz. Suplemento (1994).
The new publication by InterAmericas also includes a chronology of Ortiz's life, published originally in Spanish and here translated into English and French; reprints of selected tributes to Ortiz by his colleagues; a foreword by Miguel Barnet, president of the Fundación Fernando Ortiz (Havana); and the first draft inventory of the Archivo de Fernando Ortiz, the scholar's comprehensive personal archive now held at the Instituto de Literatura y Lingüística/Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País (Havana).