Buenos Aires: A Cultural and Literary History

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Signal Books, 2007 - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 301 pages
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The most European of South American cities, Buenos Aires evokes exile and nostalgia. A nineteenth-century replica of Paris or Madrid set adrift in an alien continent, its identity is neither of the Old World nor the New. The citys rootlessness has famously found expression in the melancholy of tango and, more recently, in a vogue for psycho-analysis even more widespread than New Yorks.

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Review: Buenos Aires: A Cultural and Literary Companion (Cultural Histories Series)

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A disgrace to Argentina..terrible. Read full review

Review: Buenos Aires: A Cultural And Literary History (Cities Of The Imagination)

User Review  - Beatrice - Goodreads

This book is wonderful to read once you have been in Buenos Aires for a while. You understand most of the references and know what he and other authors are writing about. Read full review


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Jason Wilson is Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature at University College, London, and the author of books on Octavio Paz, Alexander von Humboldt and Latin American literature.

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