5 thoughts on “Seven Interpretive Essays on Peruvian Reality

  1. One the best books I have read, it surprise me that many non peruvian people also read it. The book has many truths even nowadays most of them are up to date. In fact, chapters 2 and 3 are the only ones that needs an update, the others still remain valid.

  2. I have read the first three essays of this collection. Mariategui directly addresses the problem of indigenous people of Peru, and more broadly those in Latin America. He has a unique way of stating his approaches.

  3. I have read the first three essays of this collection. Mariategui directly addresses the problem of indigenous people of Peru, and more broadly those in Latin America. He has a unique way of stating his approaches.

  4. This book, titled “Seven Interpretive Essays on the Peruvian Reality” in English, details in seven essays how Peru has reached this point in time. It’s a book to be read after you’ve been to Peru, lived there a while, met people, talked to people. This is not going to be a good read for the person who has not previously experienced an Andean nation or studied them. In my opinion it has more meaning when read in Spanish.

    Quite simply, it spells out a history of exploitation. It put a face and exp

  5. I’m not sure what to say about essays two to six. In fact, not a whole lot deserves to be said about them, but in his exposition on the colonial economy, Mariategui nails it. Still relevant almost a century later, and not alone for Peru.

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