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The Resource A simple story : the last Malambo, Leila Guerriero ; translated from the Spanish by Frances Riddle

A simple story : the last Malambo, Leila Guerriero ; translated from the Spanish by Frances Riddle

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A simple story : the last Malambo
Title
A simple story
Title remainder
the last Malambo
Statement of responsibility
Leila Guerriero ; translated from the Spanish by Frances Riddle
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Every year, at the height of summer, the remote Argentine village of Laborde holds the national malambo contest. Centuries-old, this shatteringly demanding traditional gaucho dance is governed by the most rigid rules. And this festival has one stipulation that makes it unique: the malambo is danced for up to five minutes. That may seem like nothing, but consider the world record for the hundred-meter dash is 9.58 seconds. The dance contest is an obsession for countless young men, who sacrifice their bodies and money as they strive to become the champion, knowing that if they win--in order to safeguard the title's prestige--they can never compete again. When Leila Guerriero traveled to Laborde, one dancer's performance took her breath away, and she spent a year following him as he prepared for the next festival. The result is this superlative piece of journalism, told with tremendous economy and power."--Amazon.com
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Summary
The author describes the obsession with the traditional and demanding Argentine dance called malambo and follows the training of a gifted competitor as he prepares for the annual national contest held in village of Laborde
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10552515
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 863/.7
  • 793.31982
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7798.417.U373
LC item number
H5713 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
New Directions paperbook
Series volume
1365
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the last malambo
Label
A simple story : the last Malambo, Leila Guerriero ; translated from the Spanish by Frances Riddle
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951925660
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9780811226004
Lccn
2016039679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951925660
Label
A simple story : the last Malambo, Leila Guerriero ; translated from the Spanish by Frances Riddle
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951925660
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9780811226004
Lccn
2016039679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951925660

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