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Recollection of a Provincial Past: Recuerdos de Provincia (Library of Latin America)

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Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (1811-1888) was Argentina's leading writer, educator, and politician of the nineteenth century, and served as President from 1868 to 1874. Of his several autobiographies, the best-known Recollections of a Provincial Past is one of the indisputable classics of Spanish American literature, as well as one of the earliest autobiographies written in the Americas in Spanish. Written in exile in 1850, the memoirs describe his childhood and adolescence in an Andean province whose customs were still those of a colony. Sarmiento presents his life as the triumph of civilization over barbarism; looking back on his youth, he measures his wealth and strength by the accumulation of enriching personal and political experiences. He compares himself to the newly independent Argentina, claiming to be a historically representative individual whose trajectory serves to illuminate contemporary South America.

About the Author

Elizabeth Garrels is Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Massachussets Institute of Technology and a recognized authority on Sarmiento. Asa Zatz teaches translation at New York University and the City College of New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195113709
Translator:
Zatz, Asa
Translator:
Garrels, Elizabeth
Translator:
Zatz, Asa
Translator:
Garrels, Elizabeth
Editor:
Garrels, Elizabeth
Author:
null, Elizabeth
Author:
Zatz, Asa
Author:
null, Domingo Faustino
Author:
Garrels, Elizabeth
Author:
Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino
Author:
null, Asa
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Argentina
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Latin American
Subject:
Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino
Subject:
Presidents -- Argentina.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Library of Latin America
Series Volume:
336
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftone, 1 map
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.20x5.50x.99 in. .94 lbs.

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