Synopses & Reviews
Miguel Mármol is the testimony of a revolutionary, as recorded by Salvadoran writer, Roque Dalton, which documents the historical and political events of El Salvador through the first decades of the 20th century. This Latin American classic describes the growth and development of the workers' movement and the communist party in El Salvador and Guatemala, and contains Mármol's impressions of post-revolutionary Russia in the twenties, describing in vivid detail the brutality and repression of the Martínez dictatorship and the reemergence of the workers' movement after Martínez was ousted. It also gives a broad and clear picture of the lives of the ordinary peasant and worker in Central America, their sufferings, their hopes and their struggles.
"...an extraordinary literary document and political resource, a book one wants to read, think through and quote from..." -- The Nation
"An insightful history that reads like an adventure novel. It ranks among the world's great revolutionary literature." -- The Guardian
"The story and its message make this a provocative and important book." -- San Francisco Chronicle Review
About the Author
Roque Dalton García (San Salvador, El Salvador, 14 May 1935 - Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, 10 May 1975) was a leftist Salvadoran poet and journalist. He is considered one of Latin America's most compelling poets. He wrote emotionally strong, sometimes sarcastic, and image-loaded works dealing with life, death, love, and politics.