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Description - The Lights of Home by Jason Weiss

A fascinating look at the peculiar role of Paris as a key location in the Latin American literary lansdscape - a place where the canonical Latin American writers (Garcia-Marquez, Vargas Llosa, Paz, Neruda etc) converged, and in many cases where they chose to spend the greater part of their adult lives. Part biography, part literary criticism, this book should be of great interest to specialists in Latin American literature and also to those with an interest in Paris as a cultural phenomenon.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415940139
ISBN-10: 0415940133
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jason Weiss

Jason Weiss lived in Paris throughout the 1980s and has since taught Latin American literature at NYU, The New School, and Cooper Union. Currently he is a freelance writer, editor, and translator. His other books include Writing at Risk: Interviews in Paris with Uncommon Writers and Back in No Time: The Brion Gysin Reader.

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