​ Read Manlio Argueta, One Day of Life (El Salvador, 1970s). This is a gripping and painful book with some brutal scenes. What do you learn about the life of a peasant‑‑both the general situation of a poor person who lives off the land, and the specific situation of state terror which peasants experienced in El Salvador during this period?

What are peasants’ attitudes toward life, toward their families, toward the land, and toward the authorities?