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The jaguar smile : a Nicaraguan journey

Verfasser/in: Salman Rushdie
Verlag: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1987.
Ausgabe/Format   Print book : Biografie : Englisch : 1st American edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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In this portrait of the people, the politics, the land, and the poetry of Nicaragua, Rushdie brings to the forefront the palpable human facts of a country in the midst of a revolution. Rushdie went to Nicaragua in 1986, "harboring no preconceptions of what he might find." What he discovered was for him overwhelming: a culture of heroes who had turned into inanimate objects and of politicians and warriors who were  Weiterlesen…
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Rushdie, Salman.
Jaguar smile.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1987
(OCoLC)657027463
Name: Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie
Medientyp: Biografie
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0670817570 9780670817573 0317566032 9780317566031
OCLC-Nummer: 14964963
Anmerkungen: "Elisabeth Sifton books."
Beschreibung: 171 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Verfasserangabe: Salman Rushdie.

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In this portrait of the people, the politics, the land, and the poetry of Nicaragua, Rushdie brings to the forefront the palpable human facts of a country in the midst of a revolution. Rushdie went to Nicaragua in 1986, "harboring no preconceptions of what he might find." What he discovered was for him overwhelming: a culture of heroes who had turned into inanimate objects and of politicians and warriors who were poets, a land of difficult, often beautiful contradictions. Rushdie came to know an enormous range of people, from the Foreign Minister-a priest-to a midwife who kept a pet cow in her living room. His perceptions always heightened by his special sensitivity to "the views from underneath," Rushdie reveals a land resounding to the clashes between history and morality, government and individuals. In The Jaguar Smile Rushdie brings us-as few Americans or Europeans could-the true Nicaragua, where nothing is simple, everything is contested, and struggles to the death are daily fare.

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