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El señor Marx no está en casa. Bogota. Norma. 2009. 269 pages. $19.99. ISBN 978-958-45-1951-1
In his third novel, Martínez, a Venezuelan playwright, established television scriptwriter, and one of the most widely respected Latin American essayists and cultural commentators, speculates amusingly and brilliantly about an incestuous relationship between Karl Marx and his youngest daughter Eleanor. When Marx is alive and well mainly in some Latin American enclaves of utopianism, Martínez’s fiction could be construed as political novel. Nothing could be further from his fictional truth, or autobiography.