Costa Rica: A Traveler's Literary Companion

Costa Rica: A Traveler's Literary Companion

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by Barbara Ras
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1883513006

ISBN-13: 9781883513009

Pub. Date: 03/28/1994

Publisher: Whereabouts Press

Journey into the Costa Rican imagination through twenty-six remarkable stories, selected and organized regionally for the curious traveler. Here, for the first time in English, the best of Costa Rica's writers conjure the country's allure and vitality, its coffee fields and palm groves, cicadas and songbirds, shrouded mountains and blazing savannas, while telling

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Journey into the Costa Rican imagination through twenty-six remarkable stories, selected and organized regionally for the curious traveler. Here, for the first time in English, the best of Costa Rica's writers conjure the country's allure and vitality, its coffee fields and palm groves, cicadas and songbirds, shrouded mountains and blazing savannas, while telling stories unique to Costa Rican life. Contributors include Alfredo Aguilar, Fernando Durán Ayanegui, Alfonso Chase, Quince Duncan, Fabián Dobles, Louis Ducoudray, Carlos Luis Fallas, Mario Gonzáles Feo, Joaquín Gutiérrez, Carlos Salazar Herrera, Max Jiménez, Carmen Lyra, Carmen Naranjo, Yolanda Oreamuno, Abel Pacheco, Julieta Pinto, Uriel Quesada, Samuel Rovinski, José León Sánchez, and Rima de Vallbona.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883513009
Publisher:
Whereabouts Press
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Series:
Traveler's Literary Companions
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
629,608
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.23(h) x 0.76(d)

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Costa Rica: A Traveler's Literary Companion 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
JGolomb More than 1 year ago
This enjoyable collection of short stories is a nice companion to any visit to Costa Rica. The stories are "literary" in nature...one shouldn't expect explorers crashing through rainforests chasing after "savages", nor anything related to 2012 doomsday prophecies or pyramid-top sacrifices. The stories do, however, provide a nice bit of color and flavor to each of Costa Rica's different regions. Visitors to the northwest province of Guanacaste will be a bit disappointed by only one story focused on that popular travel destination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to feel the people of Costa Rica, rather than just see the flaura and fauna, this is a good book. I enjoyed reading it as I traveled through the country. You need a bit of historival context to truly appreciate the stories.
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