The Real Life Of Alejandro Mayta

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The Real Life Of Alejandro Mayta

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Rating : 4.69 (901 Votes)
Asin : 0571145795
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
Publish Date : 0000-00-00
Language : Spanish

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"Slow at first" according to nessa007. But it got better and more interesting and entertaining eventually. Is truth garbage or is the garbage the truth ? Bob Newman People always repeat the phrase, "don't judge a book by its cover", but the cover of my copy of THE REAL LIFE OF ALEJANDRO MAYTA expresses the content more appropriately than almost any other cover I can remember in that it points directly to Peru and the central problem of literature. A mass of Peruvian-style figures stand in darkness, almost obscured. You have to look carefully to see them at all. A single chink in the cell door, a single beam of light in a dark place---all that is revealed in color are the eyes and. "Revolutionary politics, Peru, and "The Truth"" according to R. M. Peterson. This is a near-masterpiece, albeit one with an Achilles heel -- which I will get to towards the end of this review. For the first 288 pages (out of Revolutionary politics, Peru, and "The Truth" This is a near-masterpiece, albeit one with an Achilles heel -- which I will get to towards the end of this review. For the first 288 pages (out of 310), the story is that of a novelist writing about an erstwhile revolutionary named Alejandro Mayta, who, we are told, had been the narrator's friend when they were in grade school in Lima. The big event in Mayta's life had been a peasant revolt twenty-five years earlier (in 1958) in the Andean city of Juaja, a revolt that ended in farcical failure. In each of the first n. 10), the story is that of a novelist writing about an erstwhile revolutionary named Alejandro Mayta, who, we are told, had been the narrator's friend when they were in grade school in Lima. The big event in Mayta's life had been a peasant revolt twenty-five years earlier (in 1958) in the Andean city of Juaja, a revolt that ended in farcical failure. In each of the first n

First published in English in 1986, the novel probes the long and checkered history of radical politics in Latin America.. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta is an astute psychological portrait of a modern revolutionary and a searching account of an old friend's struggle to understand him

The setting is Peru in the near future, a military dictatorship besieged by Cuban-backed rebels and defended by U.S. Mayta is a book one can admire and respect without really liking it very much. What is the truth? "Since it is impossible to know what's really happening, we Peruvians lie, invent, dream, and take refuge in illusions Peruvian life, a life in which so few actually do read, has become literary." Readers acquainted with the author's previous work will recognize this as a central theme in all his writing, but not even in The War of the End of the World was it stated so flatly, so bleakly. The writer seeks to understand what prompted Mayta to make this futile gesture, but finds only a tangle of disputed facts and self-serving statements; Mayta, he is told, was a homosexual, a police informant, even a thief. From Publishers Weekly Despair hangs over this somber novel, a desolation as omnipresent as the garb

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