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The Resource Sabers and utopias : visions of Latin America, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner

Sabers and utopias : visions of Latin America, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner

Label
Sabers and utopias : visions of Latin America
Title
Sabers and utopias
Title remainder
visions of Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Throughout his career, the Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa has grappled with the concept of Latin America on a global stage. Examining liberal claims and searching for cohesion, he continuously weighs the reality of the continent against the image it projects, and considers the political dangers and possibilities that face this diverse set of countries. Now this illuminating and versatile collection assembles these never-before-translated criticisms and meditations. Reflecting the intellectual development of the writer himself, these essays distill the great events of Latin America's recent history, analyze political groups like FARC and Sendero Luminoso, and evaluate the legacies of infamous leaders such as Papa Doc Duvalier and Fidel Castro. Arranged by theme, they trace Vargas Llosa's unwavering demand for freedom, his embrace of and disenchantment with revolutions, and his critique of nationalism, populism, indigenism, and corruption. From the discovery of liberal ideas to a defense of democracy, buoyed by a passionate invocation of Latin American literature and art, Sabers and Utopias is a monumental collection from one of our most important writers. Uncompromising and adamantly optimistic, these social and political essays are a paean to thoughtful engagement and a brave indictment of the discrimination and fear that can divide a society.."--Jacket flap
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
980.03
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Label
Sabers and utopias : visions of Latin America, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in Spanish in 2009 by Santillana Ediciones Generales, Spain, as Sables y Utopías."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Funeral rites for a tyrant
  • Warning to dictators
  • The leader's honor
  • Letter to Fidel Castro
  • The logic of terror
  • Good terrorists
  • Down with the law of gravity!
  • The apogee of horror
  • No more FARC
  • For the history of infamy
  • Foreword:
  • Death of the Caudillo
  • Elephant and culture
  • Why? How?
  • The "hispanics"
  • Nostalgia for the sea
  • Repugnant laudatory fare
  • The other state
  • The defeat of fascism
  • A call for harmony
  • Empty the shelves!
  • The instinctive struggle for freedom
  • Between namesakes
  • Liberalism across two millennia
  • Dreams and reality in Latin America
  • Hunting gays
  • Marijuana comes out of the closet
  • Julian Assange on the balcony
  • Lost identity
  • The students
  • José Donoso; or, A life made into literature
  • Cabrera infante
  • by Carlos Granés
  • Welcome to Fernando de Szyszlo
  • Friendship and books
  • Fifty years of the Latin American boom
  • The fall of Somoza
  • Toward a totalitarian Peru
  • The perfect dictatorship
  • Death in Haiti
  • Fidel and his "melancholy whores"
Control code
on1012615987
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxiii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780374253738
Lccn
2017038306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1012615987
Label
Sabers and utopias : visions of Latin America, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in Spanish in 2009 by Santillana Ediciones Generales, Spain, as Sables y Utopías."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Funeral rites for a tyrant
  • Warning to dictators
  • The leader's honor
  • Letter to Fidel Castro
  • The logic of terror
  • Good terrorists
  • Down with the law of gravity!
  • The apogee of horror
  • No more FARC
  • For the history of infamy
  • Foreword:
  • Death of the Caudillo
  • Elephant and culture
  • Why? How?
  • The "hispanics"
  • Nostalgia for the sea
  • Repugnant laudatory fare
  • The other state
  • The defeat of fascism
  • A call for harmony
  • Empty the shelves!
  • The instinctive struggle for freedom
  • Between namesakes
  • Liberalism across two millennia
  • Dreams and reality in Latin America
  • Hunting gays
  • Marijuana comes out of the closet
  • Julian Assange on the balcony
  • Lost identity
  • The students
  • José Donoso; or, A life made into literature
  • Cabrera infante
  • by Carlos Granés
  • Welcome to Fernando de Szyszlo
  • Friendship and books
  • Fifty years of the Latin American boom
  • The fall of Somoza
  • Toward a totalitarian Peru
  • The perfect dictatorship
  • Death in Haiti
  • Fidel and his "melancholy whores"
Control code
on1012615987
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxiii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780374253738
Lccn
2017038306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1012615987

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