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La Gesta Del Marrano based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Marcos Aguinis is truly a gifted writter and this, I believe, is his masterpiece. The story centers around what could be considered the first Jewish martyr in Latin America...his life falls into the hands of the Spanish Inquisition's American tentacles and all because he fails to believe in the imposed religion's symbols (he argues -rightly so- that the venerance of the 'cross' is the perpetuation of a symbol of oppression and torture), he holds onto his life through logical dissertations with his inquisitors and finally ends up burned at the stake because they did not know what else to do with him (they just could not argue any longer when held to close scrutiny of illogical beliefs)...but even more poignantly is the underlying story of man's own destruction of man, which at this time had masqueraded within the strict confines of organized and established religion...the only word that came to my mind at the end was: tolerance...we are in dire need of tolerance in our world, as it was then...so it is now...a truly awesome book! a must read!