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'Comrades' Marco Antonio Flores

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This is in one sense a political satire, in another the story of the struggle of a nation to come to terms with itself and how that struggle affects five peoples lives. The author is a disillusioned Marxist, who was involved in the past with the revolution in Guatemala. When this novel appeared in 1976 it caused a furore in Guatemala, with most of the criticism coming from the revolutionary forces who saw him as a traitor to the cause.


Both the form and style of the novel are experimental, influences of Roberto Bola

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