Very Good. Item #5127
Mexico City: Editorial Logos, 1962. Signed by the author with inscription "Para Alvarez Barret, en recuerdo de nuestra militancia revolucionaria" ["For Alvarez Barret, in memory of our revolutionary militancy."].
Octavo; 261pp. Printed paper wraps. Covers foxed and toned with a number of small tears along fore-edge, creasing and a couple small chips to corners, and chipping at spine ends. Covers open easily but are secure. Pages toned with foxing to inside covers and initial/terminal pages. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
A writer and activist, Revueltas was active in the Mexican Communist Party from the 20's until 1943 when he was expelled for criticism of its bureaucracy. He later founded Liga Espartaquista (Spartacist League) and the Partido Popular Socialista (Popular Socialist Party, or PPS), from which he was also later expelled. He was imprisoned numerous times, the earliest at age 15, and was accused of being the "intellectual author" of the Student Movement of 1968. He wrote Ensayo sobre un proletariado sin cabeza after his second expulsion from the Communist Party, and with it offered one of the strongest critiques and analyses of the left in Mexico. Possibly signed to educator and writer Luis Alvarez Barret, though we have not been able to pin this down conclusively.