Item #6227 Los Sandinistas. Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Agudelo, preface.

Los Sandinistas

Bogotà: Editorial la Oveja Negro, 1980. 3rd Edition. 12mo, publisher's stiff photo-illustrated wraps.

Early Colombian edition of this collection of writings on the Nicaraguan revolution with a major contribution by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez. Like many Latin American writers, intellectuals, and artists, García Márquez supported the Sandinista movement during the 1970s and 80s, describing himself as "a wandering Sandinista." His included piece "Guerrillas Seize National Palace In Nicaragua" is based on interviews he conducted with the guerrillas that organized the occupation of the Palacio Nacional on August 22nd, 1978. The report first appeared in Bogotà-based newspaper Alternativa and was subsequently issued in other anthologies such as this volume. Recognizing it would boost sales, publisher La Oveja Negra put the author's name on the cover, although there are texts by other authors, as well as foudning documents of the FSLN and eyewitness accounts by members of the party. Originally published in 1979 in various editions throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Age-toning to textblock, spine reinforced, light edgewear. Very good. Item #6227


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