By Stephen Henighan

ISBN-10: 0773543147

ISBN-13: 9780773543140

ISBN-10: 0773543155

ISBN-13: 9780773543157

Ernesto Cardenal and Sergio Ramírez are of the main influential Latin American intellectuals of the overdue 20th and early twenty-first centuries. Addressing Nicaragua's fight for self-definition from divergent ethnic, non secular, generational, political, and sophistication backgrounds, they developed distinctive but suitable visions of nationwide background, anchored in a reappraisal of the early twentieth-century rebel chief Augusto César Sandino.

During the Sandinista Revolution of 1979-90, Cardenal, appointed Nicaragua's minister of tradition, grew to become some of the most provocative and across the world well-known figures of liberation theology, whereas Ramírez, a member of the progressive junta, and later elected vice-president of Nicaragua, emerged as an authoritative determine for 3rd international nationalism. yet earlier than all else, the 2 have been groundbreaking inventive writers. via an in depth studying of the works via Nicaragua's best-known and such a lot prolific glossy authors, Sandino's kingdom reports the development of Nicaraguan nationwide identification in the course of 3 specific sessions of the country’s fresh heritage - earlier than, in the course of, and after the 1979-90 revolution.

Stephen Henighan deals rigorous textual analyses of poems, memoirs, essays, and novels, interwoven with a sharply narrated historical past of Nicaragua. the single accomplished examine of the careers of Cardenal and Ramírez, Sandino's country is key to figuring out ameliorations to either Nicaragua and the function of the author in Latin America.

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