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Our Word Is Our Weapon: Selected Writings.

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.

ISBN 10: 1583220364 / ISBN 13: 9781583220368
Edité par Seven Stories, 2001
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Hardcover
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First Edition [2001]; First Printing indicated. Fine in Very Near Fine DJ. Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. Very crisp. Dustwrapper shows barely discernible rubbing to sheen; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Just about 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 456pp. Edited by Juana Ponce De Leon Marcos. Foreward by Jose Saramago. Afterward by Anna Carrigan. Timeline by Tom Hansen and Enlace Civil. Hardback with DJ. In 1994, as a guerrilla group of indigenous people calling themselves "Zapatistas" rose up in armed rebellion in the poor Mexican state of Chiapas, the writings of their enigmatic spokesman, Marcos, began being published in various Mexican journals and newspapers. They have since been disseminated around the world via the Internet and by Cinco Puntos press in the U.S. This collection of Marcos's work clearly shows--no matter one's stance on his politics--why he has become an international phenomenon: he is a writer of rare ability. As a political analyst and propagandist, Marcos offers trenchant analyses of the plight of the native people of Mexico, their neglect by a corrupt national government and the exacerbation of their poverty and marginality, according to him, as "neoliberalism"--i.e., international finance--permeated that nation. But he moves easily to romantic realist musings on his life in the remote mountains of Chiapas and the path that led him to the role of rebel. Finally he becomes a fabulist, writing his own brief tales--at times achingly poetic, at other times laugh-out-loud funny--and retelling the ancient myths and legends from Mexico's Mayan past. Though the pieces here are, in the end, difficult to categorize, what connects them is Marcos's commitment to making the indigenous people visible, revealing the poverty of their lives and the richness of their traditions. He writes, "Being silent, our voice was passing away." Marcos has broken that silence in language as strong as dignity and as subtle as love. To read this collection is to discover that rare animal: an original voice. First Edition [2001]; First Printing indicated. N° de réf. du libraire 12134

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Titre : Our Word Is Our Weapon: Selected Writings.

Éditeur : Seven Stories

Date d'édition : 2001

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : 1st Edition

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