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Voices From Silence: Guatemalan Literature of Resistance
by Marc Zimmerman
contributions by Raul Rojas
Ohio University Press, 1998
Paper: 978-0-89680-198-1
Library of Congress Classification PQ7495.G8313 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 860.8097281

The conquest, colonization, independence, the liberal reforms, the regimes, revolution, and dictatorships, the insurrections and ongoing peace dialogues all are combined in a narrative projecting the most important forces in Guatemalan history from the Mayan period to our own times.

Using excerpts from poems, novels, stories, essays, and interviews by writers ranging from Cardoza y Aragón and Nobel Prize winner Miguel Angel Asturias to the indigenous and testimonial voices of Rigoberta Menchú and Mario Payeras, this full sampling of a country’s literature is, in truth, a documentary of realism and magic. Voices from the Silence bears witness to a nation’s long journey toward some ideal community for which so many have fought and died.

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