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Long After Midnight at the Nino Bien: A Yanqui's Missteps in Argentina

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After moving to Argentina on a whim, Brian Winter, a young American reporter, embarks on a crusade to learn that devilishly difficult dance that demands both discipline and passion: the tango. While he dances the night away in the milongas with the fiery denizens of Buenos Aires, the country around them collapses, gripped by inflation, street riots, and revolution.

In a book that is part travelogue and part history, the author evokes his immersion in a dark underworld. He visits old dance salons, brothels, and shacks on the dusty Pampa, searching for the tango's shady origins in the hope that understanding may help him dance better. Along the way, he discovers that the tango, with its tales of jealousy, melodrama, and lost glory, may hold the secret to the country that is inexplicably disintegrating before his eyes.

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An American reporter in Argentina struggles to learn the tango by night, while by day covering the country as it slides into financial crisis and revolution

About the Author

Brian Winter lived in Argentina for four years until 2004, but he is still a pretty hapless tango dancer. More recently, he was the co-author of The Accidental President of Brazil by Fernando Henrique Cardoso. He now lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586483708
Subtitle:
A Yanqui's Missteps in Argentina
Author:
Winter, Brian
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Dance - Ethnic
Subject:
South America - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Tango (Dance) -- History.
Subject:
Tango (Dance) -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080304
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 15 oz

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Arts and Entertainment » Dance » World and Ethnic
History and Social Science » Latin America » Argentina
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Travel » South America » General
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