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Argentina: A Traveler's Literary Companion

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This vital collection of stories, vignettes, and prose poems takes readers on a literary journey that climbs the Andes Mountains, navigates the great River Plate, and traverses the expansive plains of the Pampas. Moving beyond the cultural icons associated with Argentina (such as gauchos, tango, and maté), these works reflect the country’s strong cultural and literary traditions, challenging readers' imaginations while rousing their emotions. The book's handy pocket size makes it an ideal companion for visitors ...

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Overview

This vital collection of stories, vignettes, and prose poems takes readers on a literary journey that climbs the Andes Mountains, navigates the great River Plate, and traverses the expansive plains of the Pampas. Moving beyond the cultural icons associated with Argentina (such as gauchos, tango, and maté), these works reflect the country’s strong cultural and literary traditions, challenging readers' imaginations while rousing their emotions. The book's handy pocket size makes it an ideal companion for visitors to Argentina.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883513191
  • Publisher: Whereabouts Press
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Series: Traveler's Literary Companions
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,382,129
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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Preface Jill Gibian Gibian, Jill

Time Travel Ana Maria Shua Shua, Ana Maria 1

THE NORTHERN REGION

EL GRAN CHACO JUJUY, SALTA, FORMOSA, CHACO

Old Horse Hector Tizon Tizon, Hector 2

THE CENTRAL REGION

CORDOBA TO EL LITORAL SANTA FE, ENTRE RFOS, CORRIENTES, MISIONES

For All Eternity Mempo Giardinelli Giardinelli, Mempo 5

How Can I Go Back? Hebe Uhart Uhart, Hebe 12

BEYOND THE RIVER PLATE

THE PARANA DELTA TO URUGUAY

About the Shape of the World Adolfo Bioy Casares Casares, Adolfo Bioy 18

Letter from Punta del Este Rodolfo Rabanal Rabanal, Rodolfo 54

The Boundless River Juan Jose Saer Saer, Juan Jose 69

BUENOS AIRES

CAPITAL CITY AND PROVINCE

The Blessing Edgar Brau Brau, Edgar 78

Bed Time Story Ana Maria Shua Shua, Ana Maria 83

Return Trip Tango Julio Cortazar Cortazar, Julio 89

The Man with Blue Eyes Alicia Steimberg Steimberg, Alicia 108

The Last Happy Family Marcelo Birmajer Birmajer, Marcelo 124

Choco Jose Eduardo Totah Totah, Jose Eduardo 167

The Place of Its Solitude Luisa Valenzuela Valenzuela, Luisa 176

THE WESTERN REGION

EL CUYO TO THE ANDES MENDOZA, SAN JUAN, SAN LUIS, LA RIOJA

The Tourist Carlos Chernov Chernov, Carlos 188

THE SOUTHERN REGION

PATAGONIA TO TIERRA DEL FUEGO NEUQUEN, RIO NEGRO, SANTA CRUZ

The South Jorge Luis Borges Borges, Jorge Luis 200

Arrowheads Luisa Peluffo Peluffo, Luisa 210

The Desert Cristina Siscar Siscar, Cristina 219

Translators 229

Permissions 235

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