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Times Gone by: Memoirs of a Man in Action (Library of Latin America)

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These memoirs trace the wild and adventurous life of Pérez Rosales from his childhood up to the 1860s. During that approximately half-century he saw and did more than a dozen ordinary men. At age eleven in Argentina he witnessed the executions of Luis and Juan Jose Carrera. From there, his activities and adventures took him on several journeys on sailing vessels around Cape Horn; to Paris, where he witnessed the July revolution of 1830; to various commercial endeavors including a distillery, the practice of medicine, and cattle smuggling; into service as an advisor to an Argentine warlord; as a miner for precious metals in the north of Chile; as participant in the California Gold Rush in 1849; as director of the government's project for German immigration and settlement in the wild south of Chile; and also as Chilean consul and immigration agent in Hamburg.

Around the world, Rosales lived through many of his era's watershed moments. His exciting memoirs offer a chance to relive the rush and chaos of these times--from a much safer vantage.

Synopsis:

Times Gone By is a collection of brief memoirs by Vincente Pérez Rosales in which he records his varied adventures in his native Chile, Argentina, France, Germany, and the Californian Gold Rush. Part social and cultural history and part commentary, this edition is edited with an Introduction and chronology of Rosales' life by Professor Brian Loveman and translated by John H.R. Polt.

Synopsis:

The fall of the Berlin Wall had enormous symbolic resonance, marking the collapse of Marxist politics and economics. Indeed, Marxist regimes have failed miserably, and with them, it seems, all reason to take the writings of Karl Marx seriously.

Jonathan Wolff argues that if we detach Marx the critic of current society from Marx the prophet of some never-to-be-realized worker's paradise, he remains the most impressive critic we have of liberal, capitalist, bourgeois society. The author shows how Marx's main ideas still shed light on

wider concerns about culture and society and he guides the reader through Marx's notoriously difficult writings. Wolff also argues that the value of a great thinker does not depend on his or her views being true, but on other features such as originality, insight, and systematic vision. From this

perspective, Marx still richly deserves to be read.

Why Read Marx Today? reinstates Marx as an important critic of current society, and not just a figure of historical interest.

About the Author

Brian Loveman is Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University. John H. R. Polt is Professor of Spanish (Emeritus) at the University of California, Berkeley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195117615
Introduction:
Loveman, Brian
Translator:
Polt, John H. R.
Translator:
Polt, John H. R.
Introduction by:
Loveman, Brian
Introduction:
Loveman, Brian
Author:
Rosales, Vicente P?rez
Author:
Polt, John H. R.
Author:
null, John H. R.
Author:
Rosales, Vicente P�rez
Author:
Loveman, Brian
Author:
Rosales, Vicente Perez
Author:
Perez Rosales, Vicente
Author:
Rosales, Vicente Prez
Author:
null, Brian
Author:
null, Vicente Pérez
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
History
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Chile
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Latin American
Subject:
Chile - History - War of Independence, 1810-
Subject:
Chile History 1824-1920.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Library of Latin America
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 halftones
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.34x5.60x1.17 in. 1.07 lbs.

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Product details 432 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780195117615 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Times Gone By is a collection of brief memoirs by Vincente Pérez Rosales in which he records his varied adventures in his native Chile, Argentina, France, Germany, and the Californian Gold Rush. Part social and cultural history and part commentary, this edition is edited with an Introduction and chronology of Rosales' life by Professor Brian Loveman and translated by John H.R. Polt.
"Synopsis" by , The fall of the Berlin Wall had enormous symbolic resonance, marking the collapse of Marxist politics and economics. Indeed, Marxist regimes have failed miserably, and with them, it seems, all reason to take the writings of Karl Marx seriously.

Jonathan Wolff argues that if we detach Marx the critic of current society from Marx the prophet of some never-to-be-realized worker's paradise, he remains the most impressive critic we have of liberal, capitalist, bourgeois society. The author shows how Marx's main ideas still shed light on

wider concerns about culture and society and he guides the reader through Marx's notoriously difficult writings. Wolff also argues that the value of a great thinker does not depend on his or her views being true, but on other features such as originality, insight, and systematic vision. From this

perspective, Marx still richly deserves to be read.

Why Read Marx Today? reinstates Marx as an important critic of current society, and not just a figure of historical interest.

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