¡Gaspar! A Spanish Poet/Priest in the Nicaraguan Revolution

David Gullette


This is the biography of Gaspar García Laviana, who, as a young priest, left Spain and went to Nicaragua to work for the poor. He eventually became convinced that the only way he could change his parishioners’ lives was through armed struggle. Crucial episodes are counterpointed with poems that chart the changes in Gaspar’s attitudes.

“An articulate book . . .” —Library Journal