Galio's War

Héctor Aguilar Camín

NOVEL. CAL Y ARENA, 1990. 598 PAGES.

Like a journey through the night, Galio’s War mixes imagination with collective history and intimate catastrophes, portraying a generation that began its adult life in 1968, survived the guerrilla warfare of the following decade and also brought a modern intellectual culture and press to Mexico.

“The virtue of Galio’s War,” writes Carlos Fuentes, “is that it defines and distinguishes with an incredible clarity, in spite of the murky atmosphere and the passions and actual positions of the different political fronts. Many men in the world can only be properly understood when you know that they lived through at least part of that war: these were brilliant men who wasted their talent in café conversations, drunkenness and politics that foundered amidst the brothel and the canteen.”   

 

Review in CIPER (Spanish)

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish CAL Y ARENA / ALFAGUARA / CATALONIA / PLANETA / BOOKET

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