Peruvian Traditions

Peruvian Traditions

by Ricardo Palma
     
 

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Peruvian author Ricardo Palma (1838-1919) was one of the most popular and imitated writers in Latin America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As head of the National Library in Lima, Palma had access to a rich source of historical books and manuscripts. His historical miscellanies, which he called "traditions," are witty anecdotes about…  See more details below

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Peruvian author Ricardo Palma (1838-1919) was one of the most popular and imitated writers in Latin America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As head of the National Library in Lima, Palma had access to a rich source of historical books and manuscripts. His historical miscellanies, which he called "traditions," are witty anecdotes about conquerors, viceroys, clergymen, and other notorious characters of Peru's colonial and republican past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195159097
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Library of Latin America Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,404,200
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Conway is Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown University. Helen Lane, an award-winning translator, has translated the work of Mario Varga Llosa and Octavio Paz. She is the translator of Fray Servando's Memoirs and Marmol's Amalia also for the Library of Latin America series.

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