Marcos Ramírez

Author: Carlos Luis Fallas

Pages: 320
Description: This review is bilingual. You will find first the English version and later of that one, you will find the Spanish version.

This is a novel that I had to read as part of the Spanish program in high school.

Marcos Ramírez by Carlos Luis Fallas is easily explained as our local (Costa Rica) equivalent to Tom Sayer by Mark Twain. Both books are about the adventures of a boy living in the middle of a particular time of their nations.

The author, Carlos Luis Fallas, was a prolific writer and also was an active politician of my country (Costa Rica). He got the distintion of being named «Benemérito de la Patria» that it can be loosely translated to «Worthy of the Nation» that it’s a honor given by the Legislative Assembly to people who done something worhty of the recognition of the nation.

The title of the book, Marcos Ramírez is due the very name of the main protagonist of the story. Marcos is a small boy and the novel narrates his life in a Costa Rica of the early years of the 20th century.

The book is not political but in the middle of the adventures of Marcos, the reader can realize how was the political ambiance of the country, especially due strong episodes of the history of Costa Rica like the dictatorship of Tinoco brothers (1918) and later the war against Panama (1921).

However, all these «adult» events are watched through the eyes of an innocent kid, so you get a description of effects of those events without any political statement about it. Also this novel is an excellent way to know how was the life in Costa Rica on those years, how people lived, how was school life, how children played.

Indeed, Marcos Ramírez is one of the jewels of the literature of Costa Rica.


Esta es una novela que tuve que leer como parte del programa de Español en el colegio.

Marcos Ramírez por Carlos Luis Fallas es facilmente explicado como nuestro local (Costa Rica) equivalente a Tom Sayer por Mark Twain. Ambos libros son sobre las aventuras de un muchacho viviendo en medio de un tiempo particular de sus países.

El autor, Carlos Luis Fallas, fué un prolífico escritor y un político activo de mi país (Costa Rica). Tuvo la distinción de ser nombrado «Benemérito de la Patria», que es un honor otorgado por la Asamblea Legislativa a gente que ha hecho algo digno del reconocimiento de la nación.

El título del libro, Marcos Ramírez es debido al propio nombre del protagonista principal de la historia. Marcos es un pequeño muchacho y la novela narra su vida en una Costa Rica de principios del Siglo XX.

El libro no es político pero en medio de las aventuras de Marcos, el lector puede darse cuenta como era el entorno político del país, especialmente debido a fuertes episodios de la historia de Costa Rica como la dictadura de los hermanos Tinoco (1918) y luego la guerra contra Panamá (1921).

Sin embargo, todos estos eventos «adultos» son observados a través de los ojos de un chico inocente, por lo que usted recibe una descripción de los efectos de esos eventos sin ninguna declaración política. También, esta novela es una excelente manera de saber cómo era la vida en Costa Rica en esos años, cómo vivía la gente, cómo era la vida escolar, como jugaban los niños.

En efecto, Marcos Ramírez es una de las joyas de la literatura de Costa Rica.

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