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The Resource Human matter : a fiction, Rodrigo Rey Rosa ; translated by Eduardo Aparicio

Human matter : a fiction, Rodrigo Rey Rosa ; translated by Eduardo Aparicio

Label
Human matter : a fiction
Title
Human matter
Title remainder
a fiction
Statement of responsibility
Rodrigo Rey Rosa ; translated by Eduardo Aparicio
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
More than a decade ago, novelist Rodrigo Rey Rosa made his first visit to the Historical Archive of the Guatemala National Police, where millions of previously hidden records were being cataloged, scanned, and eventually published online. Bringing to light detailed evidence of crimes against humanity, the Archive Recovery Project inspired Rey Rosa to craft a meta-novel that weaves the language of arrest records and surveillance reports with the contemporary journal entries of a novelist (named Rodrigo) who is attempting to synthesize the stories of political activists, indigenous people, and other women and men who became ensnared in a deadly web of state-sponsored terrorism. When Rodrigo's access to the archive is suspended, he proceeds to the General Archives of Central America and the Library of Congress, also collaborating with the son of the Identification Bureau's former head in a relentless pursuit of understanding. Reminiscent of Roberto Bolaño's finely honed masterworks, Human Matter is both a tour de force of fiction and a sobering meditation on the realities of collective memory, raising timely questions about how our history is recorded and retold
Member of
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rey Rosa, Rodrigo
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7499.2.R38
LC item number
M3813 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Research
  • Archives
  • Crimes against humanity
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Collective memory
  • Guatemala
Label
Human matter : a fiction, Rodrigo Rey Rosa ; translated by Eduardo Aparicio
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Latin American literature in translation series"--Preliminaries
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First notebook : modo & modo -- Second notebook : black binding -- Pages attached to the second notebook -- First sketchbook : green cover with Indian motifs -- Pages attached to the first sketchbook -- Third notebook : white cover -- Second sketchbook : Don Quixote -- Fourth notebook : red and blue stripes on a white background -- Pages attached to the fourth notebook -- Third sketchbook : "scribe" -- Fourth sketchbook : leather cover, no branding, no name -- Fifth sketchbook : Spanish binding
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781477316467
Lccn
2018034576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1048659590
  • (OCoLC)1048659590
Label
Human matter : a fiction, Rodrigo Rey Rosa ; translated by Eduardo Aparicio
Publication
Note
"Latin American literature in translation series"--Preliminaries
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First notebook : modo & modo -- Second notebook : black binding -- Pages attached to the second notebook -- First sketchbook : green cover with Indian motifs -- Pages attached to the first sketchbook -- Third notebook : white cover -- Second sketchbook : Don Quixote -- Fourth notebook : red and blue stripes on a white background -- Pages attached to the fourth notebook -- Third sketchbook : "scribe" -- Fourth sketchbook : leather cover, no branding, no name -- Fifth sketchbook : Spanish binding
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781477316467
Lccn
2018034576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1048659590
  • (OCoLC)1048659590

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