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South American literature

  • Martin Fierro

    by Jose Hernandez Year Published:
    The Martin Fierro, the classic argentine poem, has been the subject of studies and discussions ever since the issuing of its first part edition –el gaucho Martin Fierro– in 1873, and there have been many ensuing editions, including some still available, to prove it. This new edition of both parts aims to render a balanced startpoint to the study of the literary piece. This edition is based on the original texts: El gaucho Martín Fierro Imprenta de La Pampa, 1872, and La vuelta de Martín Fierro Librería del Plata, 1879, and includes no less than 535 lexicographic notes, conveniently placed at the bottom of the pages and intended to help the modern reader grasp the exact meaning of the text without obtrusive lengthy interruptions. (amazon.com)
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  • The Motorcycle Diaries: A Journey Around South America (Paperback)

    by Ernesto Che Guevara Year Published:
    From Publishers Weekly: A freewheeling account of an extended youthful road trip undertaken in the early '50s by the future poster boy of Communist insurrection. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review: Full of high drama and comedy, The Motorcycle Diaries is the story of a remarkable road journey in the words of a 23-year-old medical student known as "Che". There are fights, parties, and serious drinking. There are also moving examples of Guevara's idealism and solidarity with the oppressed, in this vivid record of what for others would have been the adventure of a lifetime. No biographical study or understanding of Che Guevara is complete without the reading of his diaries recording his thoughts as he journeyed around South America. -- Midwest Book Review
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