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Author Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino, 1811-1888.

Uniform Title Facundo. English
Title Facundo, or, Civilization and barbarism / Domingo F. Sarmiento ; translated by Mary Mann ; introduction by Ilan Stavans.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1998.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  982.03 Sa74l 1998 c.2  ---  Available
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  982.03 Sa74l 1998    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xlvii, 240 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Penguin classics
Summary 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.
Subject Argentina -- History -- 1817-1860.
Argentina -- Description and travel.
Quiroga, Juan Facundo, 1790-1835.
Rosas, Juan Manuel Jose Domingo Ortiz de, 1793-1877.
Added Author Mann, Mary Tyler Peabody, 1806-1887.
Stavans, Ilan.
Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino, 1811-1888. Life in the Argentine Republic in the days of tyrants.
Added Title Facundo
Civilization and barbarism
ISBN 0140436774
Standard No. UKM b9911414
YDXCP 1498946
AU@ 000013783117

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