Facundo by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

"Sarmiento's Facundo remains a foundational work for the traditions of Latin American fiction and historiography, and so an essential book for English language North Americans also, at least for those not content to abide in ignorance of an ongoing common destiny. Roberto González Echevarría, the leading critic of Hispanic literature, powerfully introduces the sensitive translation by Kathleen Ross. Sarmiento's High Romantic vision created the myth of the gaucho and his death drive, fascinatingly at some variance with Sarmiento's own vitalistic nuancing of his saga."--Harold Bloom, author of The Western Canon, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, and Genius: A Mosaic of On Hundred Exemplary Minds "Publishing this book in a new translation is a historic event in itself. Sarmiento's epic Facundo is more than one of the Western Hemisphere's most important literary works; it epitomizes the meaning of 'classic.' The translator, Kathleen Ross, has captured the epic majesty and metaphoric power of Sarmiento's prose."--Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University

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This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 5th on Biblioteca (Argentina)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Facundo o Civilizacion y barbarie (Escuchar Con Los Ojos/ Listen With the Eyes) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1948882 $15.99 $21.21 2006
Facundo: Civilization and Barbarism (Latin American Literature and Culture) Paperback 294996 $6.31 $6.17 2004
Facundo: ó, Civilización i barbarie en las pampas argentinas (Spanish Edition) Paperback 12074404 $23.74 1868
Facundo (COLECCION LETRAS HISPANICAS) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 196210 $13.80 $5.65 2006
Vida de Juan Facundo Quiroga. Civilización y barbarie (Memoria) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 6201368 $14.04 $14.09 2010
Facundo: Civilizacion y barbarie (Biblioteca de la literatura y el pensamiento hispanicos ; 4) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 13261778 $14.00
Facundo: Civilization and Barbarism (Latin American Literature and Culture) Hardcover 4933388 $6,143.45 2004
Facundo (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 1588440 $2.99 2009
Facundo: Civilizacion y Barbarie - Vida De Juan Facundo Quiroga Paperback 11428911 $20.00 $6.44
Vida de Juan Facundo Quiroga. Civilización y barbarie (Memoria) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 1175532 $2.99 2010
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Facundo (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 4402182 $30.52 $40.37 2009
Facundo: Or, Civilization and Barbarism (Penguin Classics) Paperback 400586 $8.89 $1.84 1998
Facundo: Or, Civilization and Barbarism (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 686771 $10.29 1998
Vida de Juan Facundo Quiroga. Civilización y barbarie (Memoria) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 9145042 $18.94 $19.22 2014