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Author Neuman, Andrés, 1977- author.

Title How to travel without seeing : dispatches from the new Latin America / Andrés Neuman ; translated by Jeffrey Lawrence.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, NY : Restless Books, 2016.

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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  918 NEU    DUE 12-16-19
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    918 NEU    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  918 NEU    Available
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Edition First Restless Books paperback edition.
Description 252 pages ; 21 cm
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Summary Lamenting not having more time to get to know each of the nineteen countries he visits after winning the prestigious Premio Alfaguara, Andrés Neuman begins to suspect that world travel consists mostly of "not seeing." But then he realizes that the fleeting nature of his trip provides him with a unique opportunity: touring and comparing every country of Latin America in a single stroke. Neuman writes on the move, generating a kinetic work that is at once puckish and poetic, aphoristic and brimming with curiosity. Even so-called non-places--airports, hotels, taxis--are turned into powerful symbols full of meaning. A dual Argentine-Spanish citizen, he incisively explores cultural identity and nationality, immigration and globalization, history and language, and turbulent current events. Above all, Neuman investigates the artistic lifeblood of Latin America, tackling with gusto not only literary heavyweights such as Bolaño, Vargas Llosa, Lorca, and Galeano, but also an emerging generation of authors and filmmakers whose impact is now making ripples worldwide.
Subject Neuman, Andrés, 1977- -- Travel -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Description and travel -- Anecdotes.
Latin America -- 21st century.
Latin America -- Civilization.
Added Author Lawrence, Jeffrey, translator.
Added Title Cómo viajar sin ver. English
ISBN 1632060558
9781632060556

 
    
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