Facundo by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
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Facundo
By Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

Facundo

Or, Civilization and Barbarism

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Facundo by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

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Written in political exile by one of Argentina's greatest statesmen and intellectuals, this work is ostensibly a biography of the gaucho "barbarian" Juan Facundo Quiroga. It is also a complex and passionate investigation of the dialectic of civilization and barbarism. Sarmiento explores the impact of Argentinian geography on the life of the gaucho, chronicles the upbringing and the often bloody political and military adventures of Facundo, and examines the reign of Juan Manuel de Rosas, the tyrannical ruler of Argentina at the time of Sarmiento's writing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140436778
ISBN-10: 0140436774
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 11mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Recollection of a Provincial Past by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Recollection of a Provincial Past, Paperback (April 2005)

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Facundo by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Facundo, Paperback (November 2003)

A study of the Argentine character, a prescription for the modernization of Latin America, and a protest against the tyranny of the government of Juan Manuel de Rosas (1835-1852).

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Author Biography - Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

An writer, educator, and activist, Domingo F. Sarmiento was President of Argentina from 1868 to 1874. Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and the author or editor of numerous books."

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