Talk:Leonardo Padura Fuentes

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Possible copyvio ??[edit]

This text doesn't read like an encyclopedia. Could it be taken from some copyright source ?:

"It’s not surprising, then, that Leonardo Padura’s prolific pen should take aim at the whole Hemingway-in-Cuba legend. It’s a match-up that needed to happen – hard-working Cuban author stands up to dead American icon. Native son goes toe-to-toe with celebrity expat. And yet “Adios, Hemingway”, despite the seeming threat of its knock-out title, pulls more punches than it throws at old Papa.

"Ernest Hemingway and Padura have some common traits: the beard, the occasional guayabera shirt, the keen interest in sports (Padura hoped to become a pro baseball player until he realised. he didn’t have enough strength to be a good hitter. Both men started out as journalists and let their reporter’s eye lead them to a kind of fiction that strives, above all, to tell the truth. And both men chose to live and work away from Havana’s center: Padura in the house, built by his grandfather, where he was born; Hemingway in his “Finca Vigia” (Lookout Farm), a 19th-century estate situated about 16 kilometres east of Havana. The similarities end abruptly when it comes to matters of character. The hand-written sign on Hemingways’ front gate read: "Uninvited visitors will not be received." Padura is an exceedingly generous host, a man who seems to like nothing better than devoting time to his guests, invited or not."

-- Beardo (talk) 11:40, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Agreed, this had become a bit of a mess. I have reinstated some deleted factual material and tried to reshape it in a more logical way. I have left the passages above in for now, but even if not copyvio they look like the dreaded Original Research. It might be worth googling for some of the phrases. They may well be lifted from interviews with Padura and are probably short enough to be used legitimately if properly sourced and cited. seglea (talk) 22:56, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Oh yes, found the copyvio now. I have eliminated the unsuitable material but kept some stuff about his current activity, marking it as a clear quote. seglea (talk) 23:11, 21 October 2008 (UTC)


Why does the English language wikipedia have the page including his second surname, whilst the Spanish language version just has ? -- Beardo (talk) 14:48, 2 April 2017 (UTC)


I have commenced a tidy-up of the Bibliography section using cite templates. Capitalization and punctuation follow standard cataloguing rules in AACR2 and RDA, as much as Wikipedia templates allow it. ISBNs and other persistent identifiers, where available, are commented out, but still available for reference. Feel free to continue. Sunwin1960 (talk) 10:43, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

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