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The Speed of Dreams: Selected Writings 2001-2007 (City Lights Open Media)

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Publisher Comments:

Since the publication of Our Word Is Our Weapon—which Publishers Weekly described as “strong as dignity and as subtle as love”—Mexico’s enigmatic Zapatista leader has written some of his most brilliant and complex works. From a retelling of indigenous myths and legends, to visions of the future of Mexico, from searing critiques of the US war in Iraq, to clandestine radio broadcasts from the jungles of Chiapas, here is an amazing selection of writing that gives voice to the literary and poetic genius of Latin America’s greatest living writer and rebel.

Book News Annotation:

This volume collects writings by Mexican Zapatista insurgent Subcomandante Marcos made public following the publication of Our Word Is Our Weapon in 2001. Among the 40 writings collected are "literary" allegorical, philosophical, and poetic texts, as well as shorter examples of historical or logistical communiqués that the editors feel "reflect the poetics of praxis." Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The literary and poetic genius of Latin America's greatest living writer/rebel.

About the Author

Subcomandante Marcos (Date of birth unknown), is the de facto spokesman for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), a Mexican rebel movement. He is known as Delegado Cero (Delegate Zero) in matters concerning the Other Campaign. In January 1994, Marcos led an army of Indian farmers out of the mountains and took over the eastern part of the state of Chiapas, protesting the government's neglect of indigenous peoples. Marcos is an author, political poet, adroit humorist, and outspoken Marxist opponent of globalization, capitalism and neo-liberalism. Marcos is currently advocating having the Mexican constitution amended to recognize the rights of the country's indigenous inhabitants.[3] The internationally known guerrillero has been described as a "new" and "postmodern" Che Guevara

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872864788
Author:
Marcos, Subcomandante Insurgente
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Editor:
Pena-Vargas, Canek
Editor:
Ruggiero, Greg
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
History
Subject:
Indians of mexico
Subject:
Mexico - Politics and government - 2000-
Subject:
Ejercito Zapatista de Liberacion Nacional (Me
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
City Lights Open Media
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
0.00 x 0.00 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Latin America » Mexico
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History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » Latin America
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