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Human matter : a fiction

Rey Rosa, Rodrigo, 1958-2019
More than a decade ago, novelist Rodrigo Rey Rosa made his first visit to the Historical Archive of the Guatemala National Police, where millions of previously hidden records were being catalogued, scanned, and eventually published online. Bringing to light detailed evidence of crimes against humanity, the Archive Recovery Project inspired Rey Rosa to craft a meta-novel that weaves the language of arrest records and surveillance reports with the contemporary journal entries of a novelist (named Rodrigo) who is attempting to synthesise the stories of political activists, indigenous people, and other women and men who became ensnared in a deadly web of state-sponsored terrorism.
Main title:
Human matter : a fiction / Rodrigo Rey Rosa ; translated by Eduardo Aparicio.
Austin : University of Texas Press, [2019]©2019
175 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.Translated from the Spanish.
First notebook : modo & modo -- Second notebook : black binding -- Pages attached to the second notebook -- First sketchbook : green cover with Indian motifs -- Pages attached to the first notebook -- Third notebook : white cover -- Second sketchbook : Don Quixote -- Fourth notebook : red and blue stripes on a white background -- Pages attached to the fourth notebook -- Third sketchbook : "scribe" -- Fourth sketchbook : leather cover, no branding, no name -- Fifth sketchbook : Spanish binding.
9781477316467 (paperback)
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralREYRAvailable
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