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Siete ensayos de interpretación de la realidad peruana

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Siete ensayos de interpretación de la realidad peruana es un clásico en los estudios latinoamericanos sobre el colonialismo, el latifundio y los atavismos sociales del siglo XX.
Paperback, 294 pages
Published January 1st 2014 by Linkgua (first published 1928)
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Grace
mariategui's core insights - that the oppression of indigenous people in peru (and in many places in the americas) is tied to semi-feudal oppressive land arrangements, and that indigenous ways of social organization pre-colonization can serve as, as marx says in the letter to vera zasulich, the "fulcrum of social regeneration" - are incredibly valuable. however, some of mariategui's language is insufficiently critical of colonialism in my opinion. still, mariategui's essays are crucial reading f ...more
Kavana
Dec 14, 2011 Kavana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book, titled "Seven Interpretive Essays on the Peruvian Reality" in English, details in seven essays how Peru has reached this point in time. It's a book to be read after you've been to Peru, lived there a while, met people, talked to people. This is not going to be a good read for the person who has not previously experienced an Andean nation or studied them. In my opinion it has more meaning when read in Spanish.

Quite simply, it spells out a history of exploitation. It put a face and exp
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Nazanin
I have read the first three essays of this collection. Mariategui directly addresses the problem of indigenous people of Peru, and more broadly those in Latin America. He has a unique way of stating his approaches.
Liam Howley
Oct 16, 2013 Liam Howley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure what to say about essays two to six. In fact, not a whole lot deserves to be said about them, but in his exposition on the colonial economy, Mariategui nails it. Still relevant almost a century later, and not alone for Peru.
Nazanin
I have read the first three essays of this collection. Mariategui directly addresses the problem of indigenous people of Peru, and more broadly those in Latin America. He has a unique way of stating his approaches.
Fernando Vasch
Feb 20, 2015 Fernando Vasch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One the best books I have read, it surprise me that many non peruvian people also read it. The book has many truths even nowadays most of them are up to date. In fact, chapters 2 and 3 are the only ones that needs an update, the others still remain valid.
Sonia
Jun 27, 2007 Sonia is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Im looking for Juan Carlos Mariátegui's definition of "literatura indigenista" for my dissertation... Mariátegui is one of LatinAmerica's most important socialists. ...more
Molly
Interesting and informative until (personally) the last essay, "Literature on Trial" which seems to be just a run-through of authors Mariategui thinks are important. But helpful overall.
Jose Palafox
Truly a classic. Mariategui re-conceptualizes Marxism from an indigenous/subaltern side in early 20th century Peru.
Geo
Jan 13, 2008 Geo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
probably hard to find in translation, but an incredible and seminal work from the first latin american communist to truly break with eurocentrism.
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José Carlos Mariátegui La Chira was a Peruvian journalist, political philosopher, and activist. A prolific writer before his early death at age 35, he is considered one of the most influential Latin American socialists of the 20th century. Mariátegui's most famous work, Seven Interpretive Essays on Peruvian Reality (1928), is still widely read in South America. An avowed, self-taught Marxist, he i ...more
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