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First issued in Spanish in 1986 as De Paso, this purports to be a documentary account - complete with footnotes - of the career of anarchist Sebastian San Vincente in post revolutionary Mexico of the 1920's. The problem is that no one, including the journalist nasrrator, is exactly sure who San Vicente is.

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First issued in Spanish in 1986 as De Paso, this purports to be a documentary account - complete with footnotes - of the career of anarchist Sebastian San Vincente in post revolutionary Mexico of the 1920's. The problem is that no one, including the journalist nasrrator, is exactly sure who San Vicente is. We hear from the doctor who operated on him in a local brothel, from the office of the president of Mexico, from his fellow radicals and labor organizers, and from FBI reports accusing him of an assassination plot against President Wilson. The individual pieces of the puzzle are gems, and while the pieces never do quite fit together, the ultimate result is a hilariously funny novel that satirizes every possible aspect of the politics and social fabric of 20th-century Mexico. Taibo is one of Mexico's most popular writers, known for his detective fiction and more mainstream novels like Leonardo's Bicycle. Then again, mainstream may be the wrong word - in the latter two titles, as in this, Taibo plays with the definitions of novel, history, politics, and time. Very highly recommended. - May Margaret Benson, Linfield Coll. Lib., McMinnville, Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Author Paco Ignacio Taibo II
Publisher Cinco Puntos Press; First edition. edition (February 1, 2000)
Format Paperback
Pages 170
ISBN-10 9780938317470
ISBN-13 978-0938317470

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