(1935 - )
Salvadoran leftist novelist and poet. Was involved with a progressive literary group in El Salvador that counted among it's members the great Roque Dalton. Forced into exile for over twenty years for opposing the authoritarian government.
Day of Life (1980): 214 pages. The events in the book take
place shortly before the start of the Salvadoran Civil War in
1979, and the book was banned on release by the right-wing
military-junta government. A passionate attack on the right-wing
government and the fascistic armed forces engaged in repressing
progressive movements. An exposure of how life was for those
living in Latin America under right-wing dictatorships that
would "disappear" it's citizens and massacre protesters. It also
clearly show why Salvadorans, like other Latin Americans in
similar situations, organized the Farabundo Martí National
Liberation Front and launched a more than 20-year-long guerilla
war on the government.