Thursday, January 26, 2017

"33 Revolutions" by Caney Sanchez Guevara

  • Author is Che Guevara's grandson 
  • Originally published in 2015
  • Cuban author
  • Review:  This stark novella, written by the grandson of Che Guevara,  is almost an epic poem.  Just as a vinyl records revolves at 33 revolutions,  so does the life of a Cuban, according to the author.  Droning, proscribed,  and repetitive. Anything unusual is equated to a skip. Even the number of chapters is 33.  The protagonist, ironically enough, identifies his love of reading as the source of his demise.  Judge for yourself.  Again, beautifully written, stark, and troubling!

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