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Mirrors of War

Literature and Revolution in El Salvador

edited by Gabriela Yanes, Manuel Sorto & Lyn Sorto

retold by Horacio Castellanos Moya

translated by Keith Ellis

Between the Lines
Initial publish date
Oct 1985
Caribbean & Latin American
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    Publish Date
    Oct 1985
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A superb collection of prose and poetry that springs directly from the revolution in El Salvador. The literature vibrates with a sense of anger and irony, urgency and hope, against a backdrop of oppression and brutality.

About the authors

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Keith Ellis is a professor emeritus in the Department of Italian and Hispanic Studies at the University of Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

Mirrors of War is a ‘cinematographic’ compilation of mature prose and poetry reflecting the Salvadoran revolution’s moods from lyrical to brutal, and including the country’s famous poet Roque Dalton.

<p><em>The Guardian</em></p>

Professor Ellis’s translation effectively conveys to English readers the power and immediacy of the original language, with its frequent use of first-person narration, the evocation of the rhythms and idioms of popular speech, and the images of peasant life in the midst of war’s brutality and disruption.

Canadian Book Review Annual

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