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Guillermoprieto, Alma 1949-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 132 publications in 5 languages and 4,912 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: F1414.2, 863
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Most widely held works about Alma Guillermoprieto
 
Most widely held works by Alma Guillermoprieto
Looking for history : dispatches from Latin America by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since Alma Guillermoprieto became The New Yorker's Latin American correspondent a decade ago, she has emerged as the most informed and admired writer on her part of the world. In these superb pieces of reportage and analysis she anatomizes a region we are intimately linked with yet sadly ignorant of. She writes in depth about three countries that are in deep difficulty." "Cuba, to which she returned after many years - a place in an exhausting holding pattern, waiting for Castro's departure yet anxious about what may replace him. Colombia, in which she has spent several years and which is fatally splintered among the government, the left-wing guerrillas who control large sections of the country, thanks in part to money from the drug trade, and the right-wing paramilitaries. Mexico, where she lives, which has been beset by the uprising in Chiapas (where she encounters the legendary masked leader, Marcos) and by the corruption of the government, yet is emerging for the first time into some kind of real democracy." "Finally, she gives us the stories of Eva Peron - and so of Argentina; Che Guevara - and so of the aborted Marxist revolution in Latin America; and Mario Vargas Llosa, the great Peruvian novelist who in 1990 lost the battle of the presidency to Alberto Fujimori." "Looking for History is personal reportage that is infused with the author's unique understanding of a world that she is a part of, but that she can also stand apart from and sympathetically observe."--Jacket
The heart that bleeds : Latin America now by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Poignant stories capturing the essence of everyday life for average Latin Americans. This New Yorker essayist and Mexican-born journalist perspicaciously covers topics from violence, inequality, and survival to the faithless politicians and the faithful perseverance with which people strive to believe. Beautifully written vignettes of life in Bogotá, Managua, Mexico City, Lima, Buenos Aires, and La Paz illuminate both constants and differences in the political cultures of Latin America"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Samba by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and French and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book of lamentations by Rosario Castellanos( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maya uprisings of 1712 and 1868 in Chiapas, Mexico, are transposed in time to the 1930's
Los años en que no fuimos felices : crónicas de la transición mexicana by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Las guerras en Colombia : tres ensayos by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Al pie de un volcán te escribo by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historia escrita : [Marcos, Evita, El Che, Fidel, Vargas Llosa] by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Habana en un espejo by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los años en que no fuimos felices : crónicas de la transición mexicana 1994-1997 by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Desde el país de nunca jamás by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La guerre des ombres : Les racines de l'insurrection zapatiste au Chiapas by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Havanna im Spiegel eine Erinnerung an die Revolution by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Al pie de un volcán te escribo : crónicas lationamericanas by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in Spanish and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looking for history : dispatches from Central America by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author, Latin American correspondent for the "New Yorker", shares her understanding of Cuba, Colombia, and Mexico and provides stories of Eva Peron, revolutionist Che Guevara, and Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa
Las guerras en Colombia by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mexico and the U.S. what lies ahead? ; Looking for history ; The Lee Hamilton commentaries : what to do about Iraq? by Andrés Rozental( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cronache dal continente che non c'è : traduzione dall'inglese di Nazzareno Mataldi by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dancing with Cuba : a memoir of the revolution by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba's National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary); her poorly trained but ardent students worked without them but dreamt of greatness. Yet in the midst of chronic shortages and revolutionary upheaval, Guillermoprieto found in Cuba a people whose sense of purpose touched her forever. In this electrifying memoir, Guillermoprieto'now an award-winning journalist and arguably one of our finest writers on Latin America' resurrects a time when dancers and revolutionaries seemed to occupy the same historical stage and even a floor exercise could be a profoundly political act. Exuberant and elegiac, tender and unsparing, Dancing with Cuba is a triumph of memory and feeling. From the Trade Paperback edition
And still they tango by Alma Guillermoprieto( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Guillermoprieto, Alma
Languages
English (56)
Spanish (42)
French (6)
German (3)
Italian (2)
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