Siete ensayos de interpretación de la realidad peruana (Seven Essays of Interpretation of Peruvian Reality) is a classic in Latin American studies on colonialism, latifundium and postcolonial social atavisms. In Seven Essays José Carlos Mariátegui reflects on the social classes of Latin America at the dawn of the 20th century. He is possessed by the idea that a great change is coming. It is difficult to imagine how the current socialist utopia would achieve a radical transmutation of established values.
The intellectual acuteness of these texts pretends to dissect with a premonitory will, the factors of social injustice.