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Not Quite Peru

Leo Turner: Daniel Alarcón, 19 July 2007

Lost City Radio 
by Daniel Alarcón.
Fourth Estate, 257 pp., £12.99, April 2007, 978 0 00 720051 1
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... rebels. The shadow of this conflict looms large over the career of the Peruvian-American writer Daniel Alarcón. Alarcón himself dislikes the label: ‘Peruvian-American,’ he has said, ‘is not a set of words that exists.’ Alarcón was born in Lima but grew up in the US; and ...

The Ribs of Rosinante

Richard Gott, 21 August 1997

Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life 
by Jon Lee Anderson.
Bantam, 814 pp., £25, April 1997, 0 593 03403 1
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Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara 
by Jorge Castañeda, translated by Marina Castañeda.
Bloomsbury, 480 pp., £20, October 1997, 0 7475 3334 2
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... later became a senior general and spent several years with the Cuban forces in Angola.Dariel Alarcón, or Benigno, another senior Cuban officer, who ‘defected’ in 1995, now lives in exile in Paris. He had written an earlier account of the Bolivian campaign and its aftermath (Les Survivants du Che, 1995), which tells a similar story to Pombo’s, but ...

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