Buenos Aires: A Cultural and Literary Companion

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Interlink Books, 2000 - Travel - 249 pages
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A new and innovative series offering in-depth cultural, historical and literary guides to the great cities of the world. More than ordinary guidebooks, they introduce the visitor or armchair traveller to each city's unique present-day identity and its links with the past.

Jason Wilson explores this contradictory and culturally rich city by tracing its development from remote ranching settlement to modern metropolis. Taking landmarks, both well-known and hidden, as starting-points for a journey of discovery, he looks at the events, people and writing that have shaped modern Buenos Aires and its cultural life.

 

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

User Review  - Glenn Robinson - Goodreads

Very exciting book about Buenos Aires through a literary perspective of each section of town. A walk though many of the streets and boulevards with description of all the leaders, writers, and events ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Bob Ramsak - Goodreads

I used Buenos Aires: A Cultural History by Jason Wilson as my main guidebook around the city while visiting, referring to it and stealing notes from it much more often than from my Lonely Planet ... Read full review

Contents

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CITY OF BUENOS AIRES
1
THE CENTRE
57
THE NORTH
81
THE SOUTH
173
THE WEST
215
FURTHER READING
240
INDEX
243
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Jason Wilson has written has written for the Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Salon.

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