Facundo: Civilization and Barbarism / Edition 1

Facundo: Civilization and Barbarism / Edition 1

by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Kathleen (Translator) Ross
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520239806

ISBN-13: 9780520239807

Pub. Date: 01/08/2004

Publisher: University of California Press


A classic work of Latin American literature, Domingo Sarmiento’s Facundo has become an integral part of the history, politics, and culture of Latin America since its first publication in 1845. Partially translated into English when it was first published, this foundational text appears here for the first time in its entirety.

An educator and writer,

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A classic work of Latin American literature, Domingo Sarmiento’s Facundo has become an integral part of the history, politics, and culture of Latin America since its first publication in 1845. Partially translated into English when it was first published, this foundational text appears here for the first time in its entirety.

An educator and writer, Sarmiento was President of Argentina from 1868 to 1874. His Facundo is a study of the Argentine character, a prescription for the modernization of Latin America, and a protest against the tyranny of the government of Juan Manuel de Rosas (1835–1852). The book brings nineteenth-century Latin American history to life even as it raises questions still being debated today—questions regarding the "civilized" city versus the "barbaric" countryside, the treatment of indigenous and African populations, and the classically liberal plan of modernization. Facundo’s celebrated and frequently anthologized portraits of the caudillo Juan Facundo Quiroga and other colorful characters give readers an exhilarating sense of Argentine culture in the making.

Kathleen Ross’s translation renders Sarmiento’s passionate prose into English with all its richness intact, allowing the English-language reader the full experience of Facundo’s intensity and historical reach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520239807
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/08/2004
Series:
Latin American Literature and Culture Series, #12
Edition description:
First Edition, First Complete English Translation
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
1,102,860
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


Facundo: An Introduction
by Roberto González Echevarría
Translator’s Introduction

FACUNDO: CIVILIZATION AND BARBARISM
Author’s Note
Introduction
Chapter I. Physical Aspect of the Argentine Republic
Chapter II. Argentine Originality and Characters
Chapter III. Association
Chapter IV. The Revolution of 1810
Chapter V. Life of Juan Facundo Quiroga
Chapter VI. La Rioja
Chapter VII. Social Life (1825)
Chapter VIII. Tests of Strength
Chapter IX. Society at War
Chapter X. Society at War
Chapter XI. Society at War
Chapter XII. Society at War
Chapter XIII. Barranca-Yaco!!!
Chapter XIV. Unitarist Government
Chapter XV. Present and Future

Glossary of Historical Names
Translator’s Notes
Index

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