Marc Zimmerman

Marc Zimmerman is an associate professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has published widely on Latin American subjects, and is the author of the companion to this volume, Literature and Resistance in Guatemala (Ohio, 1995).

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Voices from the Silence · Guatemalan Literature of Resistance
Edited by Marc Zimmerman and Raúl Rojas

The conquest, colonization, independence, the liberal reforms, the regimes, revolution, and dictatorships, the insurrections and ongoing peace dialogues all are combined in a narrative projecting the most important forces in Guatemalan history from the Mayan period to our own times.

“…this unique book is a valuable resource, and one can only hope that the authors will continue their exploration of Guatemalan literature and history.”

Report on Guatemala




Literature and Resistance in Guatemala · Textual Modes and Cultural Politics from El Señor Presidente to Rigoberta Menchú
By Marc Zimmerman

What circumstances lead writers in a poor, multi-ethnic and largely illiterate country to produce a literature that both expresses and affects opposition to the regime? Who are these writers? This study examines these and other questions about the literature of resistance in Guatemala, from the days of Estrada Cabrera up to the events of May and June of 1993.