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The Pelcari Project

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A simple country doctor stumbles onto the hideous medical experiments being forcibly carried out on political prisoners at a secret jungle prison camp. Thus begins The Pelcari Project with a glimpse into the darkest side of the human condition. This landmark in the literature of Latin America, precisely translated by Paul Bowles, might best be compared with Franz Kafka’s ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 6th 2004 by Cadmus Editions (first published December 1st 1991)
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Adam
A very cool, philosophical-literary, jungle-SciFi novella from a Guatemalan author. On the premise that there is no thought without language, Rey Rosa describes an experiment in which a large group of prisoners have their vocal abilities restricted to a single syllable--a different syllable for each man. When brought together, they form a single, chanting voice, and the men take part in their own slavery by way of mass mind-control.

Though very short, the book creates a strong atmosphere of myste
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May 06, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it
An extremely creepy, eerie parable. With this and "The African Shore" I am HIGHLY impressed by Rey Rosa. He is writing about horror and atrocity in a way that is very unique, commendable and just plain badass.
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Rey Rosa has based many of his writings and stories on legends and myths that are indigenous to Latin American as well as North Africa.
Along with his longer writings, he has also written a number of short stories that have been printed in college-level text books.
Because of his works in literature and film, Rosa won Guatemala's National Prize in Literature named after Miguel Asturias who won the N
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