Don Segundo Sombra

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La edición crítica de Güiraldes fue coordinada por Paul Verdevoye. En la primera sección de este volumen se analiza la historia del texto de este escritor argentino en la pluma de Alberto Blasi y Hugo Rodríguez-Alcalá. Las lecturas temáticas, intratextuales y lingüísticas de Don Segundo Sombralas realizaron Nilda Díaz, Eduardo Romano y Elena M. Rojas. Complementan la edición la correspondencia de Güiraldes y Valéry Larbaud.

"New translation of 1926 Argentine classic, accompanied by extensive critical materials. Seven essays by scholars including Gwen Kirkpatrick and Beatriz Sarlo treat historical, literary, and biographical topics. Steiner discusses novel's setting, writing, and reception, but does not reflect on translation process itself nor on differences between this work and 1935 version by Harriet De Onâis (see HLAS 1:2119). Glossary and bibliography. Valuable teaching tool"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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Guiraldes's (1886-1927) classic novel of the Argentine pampa, originally published in 1926, and celebrated both as a national epic and as an elegy for the passing of an era. This critical edition includes a general introduction, a glossary, and six essays of background and criticism about the novel. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789871136216
  • Publisher: Stockcero
  • Publication date: 9/21/2004
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 317,468
  • Product dimensions: 0.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Myth and Reality in Don Segundo Sombra
Cultural Identity, Tradition, and the Legacy of Don Segundo Sombra
Translator's Note
Don Segundo Sombra 1
Glossary 205
Don Segundo Sombra and the Argentine Tradition 209
The Gaucho's World 215
Guiraldes and the Fiction of History 231
Responses, Inventions, and Displacements: Urban Transformations and Rural Utopias 245
Guiraldes: His Life and His Writing 257
Don Segundo Sombra: The Life of a Novel 273
Selected Bibliography 289
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