Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos

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Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos is the spokesman of the guerrilla group EZLN (Ejército Zapatista para la Liberación Nacional – National Zapatista Liberation Army), and also the author of a large corpus of texts in a variety of genres, among them chronicles, political communiqués, theoretical articles, stories, re-writings of history, and open letters. He first entered the public sphere during the Zapatista Uprising in Chiapas, Southern Mexico, on 1 January 1994. Since then, he has carried out a variety of public and military functions for this group. Crucial to any understanding of Marcos’ work are three aspects: the construction of the author-figure for the purpose of encompassing multiple …

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Citation:
Graebner, Cornelia. "Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 February 2011
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