The Zapatista Reader

The Zapatista Reader

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Baker & Taylor
Presents essays, interviews, articles, and correspondence centering on the revolutionary conflict in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.

Perseus Publishing
The electrifying effect the Zapatista peasant rebellion has had on leading figures in the intellectual, political, and literary world since the Zapatistas woke them up on New Year's Day, 1994, has provided inspiration for activists all over the world. A remarkable synergy has also developed between leading writers, novelists, and journalists and Subcomandante Marcos, the enigmatic, pipe-smoking and balaclavered leader of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, who seems like a character out of a "magical realism" novel. This reader includes a wide sampling of the best of the writing to emerge on the subject. The book is a journey through an insurgent and magical world of culture and politics, where celebrants and critics debate what Carlos Fuentes has described as the world's first ‘post-communist rebellion.' Included are essays by Paco Taibo II, Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, Elena Poniatowska, Ilan Stavans, Carlos Monsivais, Jorge Castenada, Jose Saramago, John Berger, Marc Cooper, Andrew Kopkind, Bill Weinberg, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alma Guillermoprieto and Eduardo Galeano.

The electrifying effect the Zapatista peasant rebellion has had on leading figures in the intellectual, political, and literary world since the Zapatistas woke them up on New Year’s Day, 1994, has provided inspiration for activists all over the world. A remarkable synergy has also developed between leading writers, novelists, and journalists and Subcomandante Marcos, the enigmatic, pipe-smoking and balaclavered leader of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, who seems like a character out of a ?magical realism” novel. This reader includes a wide sampling of the best of the writing to emerge on the subject. The book is a journey through an insurgent and magical world of culture and politics, where celebrants and critics debate what Carlos Fuentes has described as the world’s first ?post-communist rebellion.’ Included are essays by Paco Taibo II, Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, Elena Poniatowska, Ilan Stavans, Carlos Monsivais, Jorge Castenada, Jose Saramago, John Berger, Marc Cooper, Andrew Kopkind, Bill Weinberg, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alma Guillermoprieto and Eduardo Galeano.


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The Indian peasant revolt that has been called the world's first "post-communist rebellion" broke out in Chiapas, Mexico, in 1994 the year NAFTA went into effect led by the masked Subcomandante Marcos. Through Marcos's words as well as essays and interviews by well-known novelists and journalists (Octavio Paz, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Alma Guillermoprieto), this reader documents the Zapatista movement's effects on politicians, thinkers, and writers in Mexico and elsewhere. The work includes a historical timeline from the 16th century on, but no subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9781560253358
1560253355
Branch Call Number: 972.7508 ZAPAT
Characteristics: vii, 503 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Hayden, Tom

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Feb 04, 2010

Short essays by a number of prominent leftists about the rebellion which defined the problem called "neoliberalism".

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