Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

by Jason Wilson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780232669
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 07/15/2014
Series: CityScopes Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jason Wilson is professor emeritus in the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies at University College London. He is the author of many books on Latin American culture and literature, including Jorge Luis Borges, also published by Reaktion Books. He lives in London and Buenos Aires.

Table of Contents

Prologue
 
History
 
1. The Two Foundations of Buenos Aires, 1536 and 1580
 
2. The Colonial City and the English Invasions, 1806 and 1807
 
3. Independence City, 1810 and Repercussions
 
4. The Civil War City and Rosas, 1829-80
 
5. Buenos Aires as the Capital, 1880-1930
 
6. The Infamous Decade, 1930-43
 
7. Perón, Evita, Peronism and Anti-Peronism, 1943-89
 
8. Into the Twenty-first-century City
 
The City Today
 
Gardel’s Smoking Statue
 
La Bombonera, Boca Juniors and Football
 
On the Trail of Jorge Luis Borges
 
The Greening City
 
The Labyrinth of the Recoleta Cemetery
 
The Fin de Siècle City: From Plaza de Mayo to Congreso
 
Gallery City
 
Bookworm Paradise
 
The Museo Larreta and Walled Garden
 
Listings
 
Chronology
 
Suggested Reading and Viewing
 
Acknowledgements
 
Photo Acknowledgements
 
Index

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