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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (254 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Manlio Argueta Narrator: Jenny Landaverde Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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Impresionante por la autenticidad de su estilo vernáculo y la belleza de su lirismo, Un día en la vida representa un día típico en la vida de una familia campesina embrollada en el terror y lacorrupción de la guerra civil en El Salvador.Lupe, la abuela de la familia de Guardado y la figura central de la novela, despierta temprano por la mañana para hacer sus tareas. Adolfina, nieta de Lupe pronto será capturada e interrogada por el protector civil. La historia entera ocurre durante el curso de un día, y es contada de la perspectivade las mujeres de la familia de Guardado. Esta pintura inquietante de las realidades ásperas de la vida campesina en El Salvador representa exactamente las dificultades del país después de cincuenta años de regla militar.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/5/2014

    " interesting language and perspective. tragic and moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Efox | 2/1/2014

    " I read this book for the first time in college - either for the revolutions or latin america history class. The author does a fantastic job of describing the point of view of some extremely brave women who are dealing with the complex interplay between the church, authorities and landowners, and their own class's social enlightenment. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in history, central american politics or spanish literature. I honestly wish I could have read this in spanish, because I know I am missing a lot of the beauty of the language in the translation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 George Dimitrov | 1/12/2014

    " With full respect for the importance of the issues addressed by Agueta, I still found his work very repetitive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 1/3/2014

    " I read this book 20 years ago but remember it as a very moving personal account of the Salvadoran civil war. Things are heating up in El Salvador again . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy McElroy | 11/17/2013

    " Informitive and poetic, but not very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Dowd | 11/9/2013

    " "One Day of Life" was a great translation of an El Salvadorian novel. It's crazy to think of how much we miss during our history learning years in school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jemera Rone | 11/8/2013

    " One of the best books ever about the war in El Salvador. I read it many years ago in Spanish and still have a vivid memory of how true the Spanish phrases rang. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Cullinane | 11/7/2013

    " An exceptional book. From the first rays of the sun coming through the thatch to the end of the day it takes you through the raw life of an El Salvadoran family. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karra | 5/11/2013

    " While this is an important story, I suspect the translation sucks, because it has been so highly recommended to me by spanish speakers....... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Cantu | 3/15/2013

    " A class I'm teaching. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Lemaster | 7/4/2012

    " Through a fictionalized account, this book chronicles the soical activism of the poor in Central America. A true call to arms. Beautifully told. Horrific in its depictions of a real life wartorn country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olivia | 5/15/2012

    " Excellent writing by this Salvadoran author! He beautifully portays the campesino life during the war, in a style that honestly made me feel like I was back in El Salvador. Beautifully done, and I am learning more Salvadoran Spanish! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 2/1/2012

    " It makes more sense if you know what was happening in El Salvador at the time. I read half of it, didn't enjoy it, went to class, learned about what was happening in El Salvador throughout the twentieth century, and enjoyed the last half. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE | 10/28/2011

    " A grim fictional look at El Salvador. Good reading for those of us who want to understand further what people in the US, like members of CISPES, were protesting about in the 1980s & beyond. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 12/13/2010

    " Bleak. cut off too soon yet was happy it didn't continue? does that make sense? the whole day was imbued with hopelessness that it was a bit of a relief that the horrible event was actually not depicted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlina | 10/1/2010

    " Completely depressing, graphic, and violent this is a super realistic account of life under severe oppression. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karlo Mikhail Mongaya | 9/29/2010

    " El Salvador in the 1980s. Written in the simple and direct language of the ordinary people, this powerful novel describes one day in the life of a peasant family that is at once oppressed by the US-sponsored military dictatorship and ready to resist these very forces that have kept them in the dark. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yasmin | 5/10/2010

    " A gripping story poetically told. I tried really hard to find a copy of this in the original Spanish, with no luck so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/22/2010

    " El Salvador. I find it interesting when a male author does such a good job of giving a woman's account. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 9/23/2009

    " Any book that looks at the way that the world puts power into the hands of a great family matriarch . . . Lupe is like Ma and Tom Joad combined. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 5/25/2009

    " Great and heart wrenching! It takes you through a day of life in El Salvador during the high of the war. Amazing way to tell the history and get a feel of what it is like to live in fear. Quick read too. "

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About the Author
Author Manlio Argueta

Manlio Argueta is a Salvadoran writer, critic, and novelist born in 1935. Although he considers himself first and foremost a poet, he is known in the English speaking world for his book One Day of Life.

About the Narrator

Jenny Landaverde is a voice over artist with more than 16 years of experience. She has recorded in both English and Spanish. She lives in New York.