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El Salvador: Poet of the Revolution, Roque Dalton

Categories: Latin America, El Salvador, Literature

Tim Muth of Tim's El Salvador Blog introduces us to Salvadoran poet, Roque Dalton [1], who devoted his life to the overthrow of the ruling oligarchy. In addition to links to essays about this literary intellectual, Muth's article summarizes the events that led to his eventual death at the hands of leftist rivals. He also closes with an example of Dalton's work titled, “Como tĂș ” (Like you).