Miguel Mármol
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Miguel Mármol

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Miguel Mármol is the testimony of a revolutionary, as recorded by Salvadoran writer, Roque Dalton, which documents the historical and political events of El Salvador through the first decades of the 20th century. This Latin American classic describes the growth and development of the workers' movement and the communist party in El Salvador and Guatemala, and contains Mármo...more
Paperback, 503 pages
Published July 1st 1995 by Curbstone Books (first published 1987)
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Heyward
just started this. only about 70 pages in but it is already fascinating, fast-moving. these are incredible events that miguel marmol describes as a young man growing out of poverty and moving toward leftist principles and into revolutionary action.


miguel marmol was one of the few survivors of the 1932 matanza, or massacre, of over 30,000 people after a failed uprising in the western highlands of el salvador.

this book is often called the first of its kind -- a testimonial, where the subject is...more
John
¡Qué interesante este historia! Sobreviviente de su fusilamiento a las manos del aparato del estado durante el levantamiento de1932, Miguel Mármol es un personaje mítico salvadoreño. El libro es basado en una entrevista del Mármol con el autor, Roque Dalton en las sesenta y describió muchos de los sucesos históricos en los que participó Mármol, sus hazañas y tribulaciones, sus pensamientos y creencias. Aunque sean prolijas unas de las explicaciones de Mármol, es un buen libro para que sepamos un...more
Francisco
La prosa en muchas partes de este libro es muy buena, pero padece de variaciones grandes de calidad. El libro tambien tiene algun valor historico, pero es precisamente en ese aspecto en el que yo siento que el libro falla. Roque parece haberse mantenido fiel a lo que Miguel Marmol le conto pero el problema es que este ultimo no parace ser muy confiable. No creo yo que este mintiendo pero un muchas partes la historia parece ser inconsistente y en otra el senior Marmol parece tener una tendencia m...more
Jessica
read it when I was devouring anything by and about el salvador....
Margarita
This book has a place very close to my heart...
Rachel
Sep 23, 2007 Rachel rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Marxists; leftists; revolutionaries
Astonishing testimony from a hero, Miguel Marmol.
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contradictions regarding the 1932 salvadoran uprising 1 7 Jun 28, 2008 02:47PM  
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Roque Dalton was born on May 14, 1935, in San Salvador, El Salvador. His father was one of the members of the outlaw Dalton brothers and his mother was a registered nurse whose salary supported the family. After a year at the University of Santiago, Chile, Roque Dalton attended the University of San Salvador in 1956, where he helped found the University Literary Circle just before the Salvadoran m...more
More about Roque Dalton...
Clandestine Poems/Poemas Clandestinos Small Hours of the Night: Selected Poems Taberna y otros lugares/ Taverns and Other Places (Biblioteca Roque Dalton/ Roque Dalton Library) Las Historias Prohibidas del Pulgarcito Pobrecito poeta que era yo (Colección Séptimo día)

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