José Carlos Mariátegui

Seven Interpretative Essays on Peruvian Reality

Written: 1928
Source: Seven Interpretative Essays on Peruvian Reality, U. of Texas Press, Austin, Texas. Copyright 1971 ISBN 0-292-70115-2
Translator: Marjory Urquidi.
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Introduction by Jorge Basadre

Author’s Note


Essay one: Outline of the Economic Evolution

Essay two: “The Problem of the Indian”

Essay three: The Problem of Land

Essay four: Public Education

Essay five: “The Religious Factor”

Essay six: “Regionalism and Centralism”

Essay seven: Literature on Trial



Original cover art designed by Julia Codesido, 1928 


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