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What you have heard is true : a memoir of witness and resistance

Author: Carolyn Forché
Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Books, 2020. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Carolyn Forché is 27 when the mysterious stranger appears on her doorstep. The relative of a friend, he is a charming polymath with a mind as seemingly disordered as it is brilliant. She's heard rumors from her friend about who he might be: a lone wolf, a communist, a CIA operative, a sharpshooter, a revolutionary, a small coffee farmer, but according to her, no one seemed to know for certain. He has driven from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Carolyn Forché; Carolyn Forché; Carolyn Forché
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Forché
ISBN: 0525560394 9780525560395 9780241405581 0241405580 9780525560371 0525560378
OCLC Number: 1262565648
Description: 390 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Carolyn Forché.

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"Carolyn Forché is 27 when the mysterious stranger appears on her doorstep. The relative of a friend, he is a charming polymath with a mind as seemingly disordered as it is brilliant. She's heard rumors from her friend about who he might be: a lone wolf, a communist, a CIA operative, a sharpshooter, a revolutionary, a small coffee farmer, but according to her, no one seemed to know for certain. He has driven from El Salvador to invite Forché to visit and learn about his country. Captivated for reasons she doesn't fully understand, she accepts and becomes enmeshed in something beyond her comprehension. Together, they meet with high-ranking military officers, impoverished farm workers, and clergy desperately trying to assist the poor and keep the peace. These encounters are a part of his plan to educate her, but also to learn for himself just how close the country is to war. As priests and farm-workers are murdered and protest marches attacked, he is determined to save his country, and Forché is swept up in his work and in the lives of his friends. Pursued by death squads and sheltering in safe houses, the two forge a rich friendship, as she attempts to make sense of what she's experiencing and establish a moral foothold amidst profound suffering. This is the powerful story of a poet's experience in a country on the verge of war, and a journey toward social conscience in a perilous time."--Page 4 de la couverture.

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