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Facundo: Or, Civilization and Barbarism (Penguin Classics)

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Now considered the most important Latin American essay of the nineteenth century, Facundo first appeared in 1845, when Sarmiento was living in political exile from Argentina. Ostensibly a biography of the gaucho "barbarian" Juan Facundo Quiroga, it is also a complex and passionate work of history, sociology, and political commentary. Sarmiento explores the impact of Argentinian geography on the life of the gaucho; chronicles the upbringing and the often bloody political and military adventures of Facundo; and examines the reign of Juan Manuel de Rosas, the tyrannical ruler of Argentina at the time of Sarmiento's writing. This edition includes an informative introduction and a chronology of Sarmiento's life and times.

Synopsis:

Written in political exile by one of Argentina's greatest statesmen and intellectuals and long known to English-speaking readers as Life in the Argentine Republic in the Days of the Tyrants, Facundo (1845) is ostensibly a biography of the gaucho "barbarian" Juan Facundo Quiroga. Combining history, sociology, and political commentary, Sarmiento explores the impact of Argentine geography on the life of the gaucho; chronicles the often bloody political and military adventures of Facundo; examines the reign of the tyrannical ruler Juan Manuel de Rosas; and ponders the future of Argentina. This edition includes an informative introduction and a chronology of Sarmiento's life and times. It also restores the original author's note that was dropped for the 1868 English-language edition - and that is crucial to our understanding of Sarmiento and his views.

Synopsis:

Ostensibly a biography of the gaucho barbarian Juan Facundo Quiroga, Facundo is also a complex, passionate work of history, sociology, and political commentary, and Latin America's most important essay of the nineteenth century.

About the Author

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and the author or editor of numerous books.

Table of Contents

Translated by Mary Peabody Mann with an Introduction by Ilan Stavans

Introduction

Chronology

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Text

FACUNDO: OR, CIVILIZATION AND BARBARISM

Appendix: Author's Notice from the 1845 Edition

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140436778
Translator:
Mann, Mary Peabody
Author:
Stavans, Ilan
Translator:
Mann, Mary Peabody
Author:
Mann, Mary Peabody
Author:
Sarmiento, Domingo F.
Author:
Stavans, Ilan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
History
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Argentina
Subject:
Argentina Description and travel.
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Argentina History 1817-1860.
Subject:
Rosas, Juan Manuel Jose Domingo Ortiz de
Subject:
World History-South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.76x5.10x.66 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » World History » South America

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Product details 288 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140436778 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Written in political exile by one of Argentina's greatest statesmen and intellectuals and long known to English-speaking readers as Life in the Argentine Republic in the Days of the Tyrants, Facundo (1845) is ostensibly a biography of the gaucho "barbarian" Juan Facundo Quiroga. Combining history, sociology, and political commentary, Sarmiento explores the impact of Argentine geography on the life of the gaucho; chronicles the often bloody political and military adventures of Facundo; examines the reign of the tyrannical ruler Juan Manuel de Rosas; and ponders the future of Argentina. This edition includes an informative introduction and a chronology of Sarmiento's life and times. It also restores the original author's note that was dropped for the 1868 English-language edition - and that is crucial to our understanding of Sarmiento and his views.
"Synopsis" by ,
Ostensibly a biography of the gaucho barbarian Juan Facundo Quiroga, Facundo is also a complex, passionate work of history, sociology, and political commentary, and Latin America's most important essay of the nineteenth century.
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