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Guillermoprieto, Alma 1949-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 149 publications in 5 languages and 4,942 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: F1414.2, 863
Publication Timeline
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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 )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,034 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 )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,010 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 )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and French and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the author's experience in a famed samba school is also an interpretation of the history and culture of black Brazilians and the art forms and culture that it flourishes
The book of lamentations by Rosario Castellanos( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 666 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 )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al pie de un volcán te escribo by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in Spanish and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desde el país de nunca jamás by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and Italian and held by 35 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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Habana en un espejo by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La guerre des ombres : Les racines de l'insurrection zapatiste au Chiapas by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los años en que no fuimos felices : crónicas de la transición mexicana 1994-1997 by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 24 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 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing with Cuba : a memoir of the revolution by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alma Guillermoprieto--an award-winning journalist and arguably our most clear-eyed observer of Latin America--now turns her keen powers of observation onto her own, younger self. In this richly evocative chronicle, Guillermoprieto describes the remarkable, transforming journey she made as a twenty-year-old, when her love of dance--which had led her from her native Mexico to the New York dance studios of Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Twyla Tharp--took her to a job teaching poorly trained but ardent dance students in Cuba. At first unaffected by the revolutionary spirit and the adoration of Castro that pervaded the island, Guillermoprieto slowly fell under the spell of the idealism that buoyed the often destitute lives of the Cuban people. And as she opened herself to what became a complex, galvanizing revolutionary experience, she found, as well, the ideas and ideals that would shape her thinking for the rest of her life. Beautifully written and deeply felt, Dancing with Cuba is a revelatory account of the making of an impassioned political heart and mind.--Publisher description
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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Con la sangre despierta : el primer arribo a esa ciudad narrado por once escritores latinoamericanos( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And still they tango by Alma Guillermoprieto( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Silencio en boca de todos( Book )

in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El caballo del diablo : un estudio de caso by Alma Guillermoprieto( Book )

in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tango que fuiste y serás by Alma Guillermoprieto( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Looking for history : dispatches from Latin America
Alternative Names
Alma Guillermoprieto giornalista messicana

Alma Guillermoprieto Mexicaans journalist

Alma Guillermoprieto Mexicaans journaliste

Alma Guillermoprieto Mexican journalist

Alma Guillermoprieto mexikanische Journalistin

Guillermoprieto, Alma

אלמה גיירמופרייטו

Languages
English (62)

Spanish (53)

French (6)

German (3)

Italian (2)

Covers
The heart that bleeds : Latin America nowSambaThe book of lamentationsAl pie de un volcán te escriboDesde el país de nunca jamásHistoria escrita : [Marcos, Evita, El Che, Fidel, Vargas Llosa]La Habana en un espejoDancing with Cuba : a memoir of the revolutionCon la sangre despierta : el primer arribo a esa ciudad narrado por once escritores latinoamericanos