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The Resource How to travel without seeing : dispatches from the new Latin America, Andrés Neuman ; translated by Jeffrey Lawrence

How to travel without seeing : dispatches from the new Latin America, Andrés Neuman ; translated by Jeffrey Lawrence

Label
How to travel without seeing : dispatches from the new Latin America
Title
How to travel without seeing
Title remainder
dispatches from the new Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Andrés Neuman ; translated by Jeffrey Lawrence
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Lamenting not having more time to get to know each of the nineteen countries he visits after winning the prestigious Premio Alfaguara, Andrés Neuman begins to suspect that world travel consists mostly of "not seeing." But then he realizes that the fleeting nature of his trip provides him with a unique opportunity: touring and comparing every country of Latin America in a single stroke. Neuman writes on the move, generating a kinetic work that is at once puckish and poetic, aphoristic and brimming with curiosity. Even so-called non-places--airports, hotels, taxis--are turned into powerful symbols full of meaning. A dual Argentine-Spanish citizen, he incisively explores cultural identity and nationality, immigration and globalization, history and language, and turbulent current events. Above all, Neuman investigates the artistic lifeblood of Latin America, tackling with gusto not only literary heavyweights such as Bolaño, Vargas Llosa, Lorca, and Galeano, but also an emerging generation of authors and filmmakers whose impact is now making ripples worldwide
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"Lamenting not having more time to get to know each of the nineteen countries he visits after winning the Premio Alfaguara, Andres Neuman concludes that world travel consists mostly of "not seeing." Turning the fleeting nature of his trip into a creative and critical advantage, he writes on planes and in airports and hotel rooms to produce a work that is whimsical and fun, poetic and aphoristic. A dual Argentine-Spanish citizen, Neuman offers incisive insight into cultural identity and nationality, immigration and globalization, history and language."--Provided by the publisher
Storyline
Pace
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10534355
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1977-
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Neuman, Andrés
Dewey number
  • 980.0412
  • 918
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1977-
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  • Lawrence, Jeffrey
  • Neuman, Andrés
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True
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  • Neuman, Andrés
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Neuman, Andrés
  • Civilization
  • Travel
  • Latin America
Target audience
adult
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dispatches from the new Latin America
Label
How to travel without seeing : dispatches from the new Latin America, Andrés Neuman ; translated by Jeffrey Lawrence
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The airport, a homeland in transit -- Buenos Aires, the virus of the apocalypse -- Montevideo, mate in the cathedral -- Santiago, the self-absorbed order -- Asunción, holes and questions -- La Paz, how to climb history -- Lima, club and copy -- Quite, volcanoes, and dividers -- Caracas, the horse before the mirror -- Bogotá, what a shame about Congress -- Mexico City, successful catastrophes -- Guatemala City, bullets and kites -- Tegucigalpa, what I couldn't see -- Miami, beyond the palm trees -- San Juan, complementary and under construction -- Santo Domingo, the cardinal in the tunnel -- Panama, permanently temporary -- San Salvador, years of tremors -- San José, instructions for getting lost
Control code
ocn930828666
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Restless Books paperback edition.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781632060556
Lccn
2016939492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930828666
Label
How to travel without seeing : dispatches from the new Latin America, Andrés Neuman ; translated by Jeffrey Lawrence
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The airport, a homeland in transit -- Buenos Aires, the virus of the apocalypse -- Montevideo, mate in the cathedral -- Santiago, the self-absorbed order -- Asunción, holes and questions -- La Paz, how to climb history -- Lima, club and copy -- Quite, volcanoes, and dividers -- Caracas, the horse before the mirror -- Bogotá, what a shame about Congress -- Mexico City, successful catastrophes -- Guatemala City, bullets and kites -- Tegucigalpa, what I couldn't see -- Miami, beyond the palm trees -- San Juan, complementary and under construction -- Santo Domingo, the cardinal in the tunnel -- Panama, permanently temporary -- San Salvador, years of tremors -- San José, instructions for getting lost
Control code
ocn930828666
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Restless Books paperback edition.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781632060556
Lccn
2016939492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930828666

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