Jose Julian Marti was a famous Cuban writer. He was born on
January 28, 1853. He wrote poetry, poems, essays, and
articles. He was a leader in the Modernist movement in
Spanish literature. He was a deep thinker, and he was
devoted to achieving Cuba's independence from the Spanish
government. He wrote stories for children. This book
is known as La Edad de Oro (The Golden Age). It
was very important to me when I was a child. Other important
poetry collections are Ismaelillo and Simple Verses.
His stories, poems, articles, and essays have been published in
different languages. He lived in exile in the United States
in 1894. Then, he went back to Cuba in 1895. He died
in the war on May 19, 1895 in Dos Rios (Two Rivers).