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Adiós muchachos: Una memoria de la revolucion sandinista (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Paperback – July 12, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company (July 12, 1999)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 9681905938
  • ISBN-13: 978-9681905934
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,559,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Born in Masatepe, Nicaragua, Sergio Ramrez rose from humble beginnings to the vice presidency of Nicaragua. As an author he has published political essays, short stories, and novels. He is the winner of the Premio Internacional Alfaguara 1998.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Antonin Echeverria on October 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
The life of Sergio Ramirez has been an effort to bring about logical, intelligent change to the Central American isthmus and to develop his narrative along revolutionary lines. This book is a prime example of the importance of Sergio as one of the most essential and overlooked authors in Latin American literature. His ability to bring alive the dreams, plights, success and defeat of the Nicaraguan revolution, more than 10 years their electoral downfall, shows how politics and human sensitivity are intertwined in Latin America. His account of the Sandinista revolution is excellent because from its start, he was a player, and although he did not fall within the dogmas of some of his contemporaries, he is not without fault. At its core, his account continues that old school adage "Don't mess with Uncle Sam".
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "zorroeast" on April 15, 2000
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Book Review: Adios Muchachos ( In Spanish) Author: Sergio Ramirez
The Author: Sergio Ramirez is re-known nicaraguan writer, a lawyer, and former member of the sandinista governing Junta throughout the eighties, then vice-president and more recently, chairman of the Sandinista political party. As a novelist he is known as author of several novels, his mosr recent is "Margarita Esta Linda La Mar" (1996), essayist and short story writer.
More than one country in Latina America had a writer for president. Costa Rica, Peru and Cuba (Marti), are only a few to name. Sergio managed to stay at the highest ranking governing circles for almost two decades from 1979 until his resignation in 1999 from his seat as Chairman of the Sandinista powerful political party. This was 3 years after his defeat running for his second term as vice-president candidate in 1996.
This book reveals a credible account from a true insider of the preamble to the war, the glory of victory, and the un-expected political struggle that the Sandinistas went through to stay in power and ultimately lose it. Because the free elections took place in a country that had been for ten years fighting a Contra War which depleted the national budget making it almost impossible to rule.
In his narrative, the protagonists come and go ( or die) like characters in a play. Some manage to come back "with a different costume" like a in giant theater, and history becomes a play with episodes. As Sergio relates, "I am glad I was not born before or after this chapter of history, because I would have missed it".
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 2000
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Segio Ramíres ha plasmado en el papel los momentos heróicos y gloriosos de la revolución sandinista. L amagia de su estilo describe la alegria y el sufrimiento, las penas y las glorias, los trinfos y las derrotas, las ilusiones y frustaciones, los sueños y las realidades, del alma del nicaragüense durante las décadas de lucha para derribar una dictadura.
Este libro, el único en su estilo, será de gran valor para generaciones que dentro de unos 10 ó 20 años lo lean. Aprenderán a querer y servir a Nicaragua, a respetar a todos aquellos héroes y mártires que como Leonel Rugama vivieron vida de santaos y murieron mártires. Las futuras genraciones aprenderán también a valorar y hacer una crítica justa y constructiva por los desatinos, productos de la misma naturaleza humana.
Las futuras generaciones sabrán juzgar los hechos que fueron por encima de todo heróicos y gloriosis
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Eduardo J. Tellez A on August 9, 2001
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Ademas de un poco de Historia de la Revolucion Sandinista encontramos al estilo unico de Sergio Ramirez una gran Novela, Daniel Ortega(Lider Sandinista y ex-presidente de NIC) lo califico en signo de burla como un gran "Cuentista" y no lo podemos negar este Señor es un gran Narrador sus novelas han triunfado a nivel internacional y a ayudado a muchos otros escritores Nicaraguenses a salir adelante. Adios Muchachos esta lleno de sinceridad me agrado mucho ver que se aceptan que hubo muchos errores en la decada de los 80 cuando el regimen sandinista estaba a cargo,lo recomiendo tanto para todos aquellos que se enamoraron y apoyaron la revolucion en sus inicios como para todos aquellos que salieron de Nicaragua por motivos politicos, "un libro escrito con valor"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leslie Bary on March 11, 2006
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This political memoir is very fair, lucid, and self-aware. Very helpful if you would like to understand more about what has gone on, and is going on in Nicaragua.
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This book deals with the taking of power by the "Sandinistas" in Nicaragua and shows how higher ideals can be lowered by power hungry and by the very weaknesses of human nature. The author, living inside the beast, could follow the evolution of a government that began full of hope and has been degrading into a new dictatorship. Sergio Ramirez is one of the best writers of his generation.
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