Books set in El Salvador (10)


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Ashes of Izalco by Claribel Alegra, Darwin J. Flakoll EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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A novel that blends politics, history and romance with unfailing gentleness, unforeseeable, explosive events determine the actions of the characters but never interrupt the work's lyrical structure. Carmen Rojas, the heroine, was a child when, in 1932, she witnessed the brutality of the El Salvadoran National Guard, who murdered 30,000 rioting peasants. The tragedy shapes her political consciousness, and, although she marries an American and lives in Washington, D.C., she cannot escape its memory. Thirty years later, she returns home to attend her mother's funeral and to care for her sickly fa... continue

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El asco : tres relatos violentos by Horacio Castellanos Moya ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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"Moya, el narrador de la historia, relata con sarcasmo y minuciosidad obsesivas su encuentro con Vega, un emigrante salvadoreno comodamente asentado en el estado del bienestar canadiense de visita en su pais natal. De este falso dialogo, mas bien desmedido monologo con testigo, van apareciendo, como de una gran bolsa de payaso el rencor, las contradicciones, la decapitacion de la historia y los valores que la derecha y la izquierda se disputan en medio de una ciudad, un pais y, por extension, un continente en ruinas."

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El Salvador in the Aftermath of Peace : Crime, Uncertainty, and the Transition to Democracy by Ellen Moodie EN

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El Salvador's civil war, which left at least 75,000 people dead and displaced more than a million, ended in 1992. The accord between the government and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) has been lauded as a model post-Cold War peace agreement. But after the conflict stopped, crime rates shot up. The number of murder victims surpassed wartime death tolls. Those who once feared the police and the state became frustrated by their lack of action. Peace was not what Salvadorans had hoped it would be. Citizens began saying to each other, "It's worse than the war." El Salvador in t... continue

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La sirvienta y el luchador by Horacio Castellanos Moya ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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El Vikingo, un viejo ex luchador profesional que quiere demostrar a sus superiores en la policía que sigue siendo un tipo duro capaz de cumplir todos los encargos, sale con otros compañeros con la misión de llevar a los calabozos del Palacio Negro a unos jóvenes sospechosos. Al día siguiente, una criada, María Elena, acude a servir por primera vez a casa del nieto recién casado de su antiguo patrón, y se encuentra con que no hay nadie para recibirla. Tras preguntar a los vecinos y recibir llamadas cada vez más alarmadas de la familia, María Elena intuye que la desaparición de Albertico y Brita... continue


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Solito by Javier Zamora EN

Rating: 5 (4 votes)
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New York Times Bestseller • Read With Jenna Book Club Pick as seen on Today • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiography • Winner of the American Library Association Alex Award A young poet tells the inspiring story of his migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this “gripping memoir” (NPR) of bravery, hope, and finding family. Finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction • One of the New York Public Library’s Ten Best Books of the Year Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence and the PEN/Open B... continue

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Stories and Poems of a Class Struggle / Historias y poemas de una lucha de clase s by Roque Dalton EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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Poems of revolution by one of Latin America’s most beloved poets One of Latin America’s greatest poets, Roque Dalton was a revolutionary whose politics were inseparable from his art. Born in El Salvador in 1935, Dalton dedicated his life to fighting for social justice, while writing fierce, tender poems about his country and its people. In Stories and Poems of a Class Struggle, he explores oppression and resistance through the lens of five poetic personas, each with their own distinct voice. These poems show a country caught in the crosshairs of American imperialism, where the few rule the man... continue


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Tyrant Memory by Horacio Castellanos Moya EN

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
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Castellanos Moya’s most thrilling book to date, about the senselessness of tyranny. The tyrant of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s ambitious new novel is the actual pro-Nazi mystic Maximiliano Herna´ndez Marti´nez — known as the Warlock — who came to power in El Salvador in 1932. An attempted coup in April, 1944, failed, but a general strike in May finally forced him out of office. Tyrant Memory takes place during the month between the coup and the strike. Its protagonist, Hayde´e Aragon, is a well-off woman, whose husband is a political prisoner and whose son, Clemente, after prematurely announcing... continue

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Un día en la vida by Manlio Argueta ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Esta obra refleja las dramáticas condiciones sociales que afrontaban los salvadoreños en los años ochenta, bajo el asedio y la persecución política, en una interiorización de situaciones y caracteres humanos de logrado perfil narrativo. No solo es una excelente novela, sino un testimonio en donde el lenguaje y la verdad se encuentran para descubrir y mostrar la existencia de seres dolientes y, a la vez, heroicos en su desnuda anonimidad. Con esta novela, Argueta logra imponer su condición de escritor lúcido, comprometido, en la mejor l&ia... continue