In 1880, shortly before he died, Dostoevsky gave his famous “Pushkin Speech” at the unveiling of the Pushkin monument in Moscow. Dostoevsky's famous text provoked his audience to something resembling mass hysteria, momentarily reconciling the feuding intellectual factions of Slavophiles and Westernizers. On that unique literary moment, José Martí Pérez (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895) a Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin American literature, wrote a historical review entitled, where the Cuban poet - emphasized Dostoevsky’s speech- and also pays homage to Pushkin as: "A man of all times and all countries, the universe in one breast ... )". Pushkin: a memorial to the man who blazed the pathway leading to Russian liberty (The Sun New York, 28 August 1880).
Pushkin: a memorial to the man who blazed the pathway leading to Russian liberty (The Sun New York, 28 August 1880).