9780140436778

Facundo : Or, Civilization and Barbarism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140436778

  • ISBN10:

    0140436774

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-10-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii(26)
Ilan Stavans
Chronology xxxiii(6)
Suggestions for Further Reading xxxix(8)
A Note on the Text xlvii
Facundo: or, Civilization and Barbarism
1(238)
Appendix: Author's Notice from the 1845 Edition 239

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