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Publisher Comments:

The electrifying effect the Zapatista peasant rebellion has had on leading figures in the intellectual, political, and literary world since the Zapatistas woke them up on New Year's Day, 1994, has provided inspiration for activists all over the world. A remarkable synergy has also developed between leading writers, novelists, and journalists and Subcomandante Marcos, the enigmatic, pipe-smoking and balaclavered leader of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, who seems like a character out of a "magical realism" novel. This reader includes a wide sampling of the best of the writing to emerge on the subject. The book is a journey through an insurgent and magical world of culture and politics, where celebrants and critics debate what Carlos Fuentes has described as the world's first ‘post-communist rebellion.' Included are essays by Paco Taibo II, Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, Elena Poniatowska, Ilan Stavans, Carlos Monsivais, Jorge Castenada, Jose Saramago, John Berger, Marc Cooper, Andrew Kopkind, Bill Weinberg, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alma Guillermoprieto and Eduardo Galeano.

Book News Annotation:

The Indian peasant revolt that has been called the world's first "post-communist rebellion" broke out in Chiapas, Mexico, in 1994—the year NAFTA went into effect—led by the masked Subcomandante Marcos. Through Marcos's words as well as essays and interviews by well-known novelists and journalists (Octavio Paz, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Alma Guillermoprieto), this reader documents the Zapatista movement's effects on politicians, thinkers, and writers in Mexico and elsewhere. The work includes a historical timeline from the 16th century on, but no subject index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A journey through an insurgent and magical world of culture and politics, this reader includes a wide sampling of the best writing to emerge as a result of the Zapatista peasant rebellion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560253358
Editor:
Hayden, Tom
Publisher:
Nation Books
Editor:
Hayden, Tom
Editor:
Hayden, Tom; *, EDITOR
Editor:
Editor
Author:
Hayden, Tom
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Revolutionary
Subject:
Guerrillas
Subject:
Chiapas
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Mexico - Politics and government - 1988-2000
Subject:
Chiapas (Mexico) History.
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Nation Books
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Photos throughout
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 24 oz

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