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Looking North : writings from Spanish America on the US, 1800 to the present /
edited by John J. Hassett and Braulio Muñoz.
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Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2012.
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viii, 261 p. ; 23 cm.
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0816529981 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780816529988 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2012.
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0816529981 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780816529988 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
The two Americas. Simón Bolívar / "The Angostura discourse" (selection, 1819); José Martí / "Our America" (1891); José Enrique Rodó / Ariel (selection, 1900); Manuel Baldomero Ugarte / "An open letter to the President of the United States" (1913); Gabriela Mistral / "The infantilism of the North American" (1944); Leopoldo Zea / "The culture of the two Americas" (1971); Salvador Allende / "Chile: address to the United Nations General Assembly" (1972); Irene Zea / "U.S. hegemony on the American continent" (1975); Octavio Paz, "Mexico and the United States: positions and counterpositions" (1978); Sergio Marras / "The first new days: a conversation with Roberto Fernández Retamar" (selection, 1991); Armando Roa / "The historic significance of the United States" (1997); -- Mario Vargas Llosa, "A wall of lies" (2006) -- Travelers from the South. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento / "Moral geography" (1847) -- Ciro Alegría / "The race problem" (1941): Germán Arciniegas ? "English lessons" (1945); Luis Alberto Sánchez / "The first surprise" (1945) -- Ernesto Cardenal / "A trip to New York" (1973); Víctor M. Espinosa / "We didn't go North to pick flowers" (1992); -- Eduardo Galeano / "Mea culpa" (1992); Mario Vargas Llosa / "New York, New York" (2008) -- The United States as literary theme. Rubén Darío / "To Roosevelt" (1905); Nicolás Guillén / Selected poems (1967); Gabriel García Márquez / One hundred years of solitude (selection, 1967); Pablo Neruda / Selected poems (1970, 1973); Mario Benedetti / "The weeping of Jimmy Swaggart" (1988); Esmeralda Santiago / "The American invasion of Macún" (selection, 1993); Christine Granados / "Inner view".
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8445737
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Editors John J. Hassett and Braulio Muoz present a collection of writing-some of them for the first time in English-that provides a look into the ways in which Spanish America has viewed its northern neighbor over the past two centuries. Touching on history, sociology, politics, and religion, the pieces assembled here will be of interest to humanists, social scientists, and anyone intrigued by the ever-growing connections between the United States and Spanish America.
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Includes writings from: Ciro Alegría, Salvador Allende, Germán Arciniegas, Mario Benedetti, Simón Bolívar, Ernesto Cardenal, Rubén Darío, Víctor M. Espinosa, Eduardo Galeano, Christine Granados, Nicolás Guillén, Gabriel García Márquez, Sergio Marras, José Martí, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, Armando Roa, José Enrique Rodó, Luis Alberto Sánchez, Esmeralda Santiago, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Manuel Baldomero Ugarte, Mario Vargas Llosa, Irene Zea, and Leopoldo Zea
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Appeared in Choice on 2013-02-01:
This anthology reflects the evolution of Latin American collective consciousness and awareness of its northern neighbor over the last 200 years. The book is organized into three thematic sections: "The Two Americas," "Travelers from the South," and "The United States as Literary Theme." The selections include writings by founding fathers, five Latin American winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, journalists, politicians, writers, social scientists, and the voices of immigrants. The genres are also diverse: poetry, fiction, political speeches, interviews, letters, newspaper columns, and scholarly articles. Latin American admiration of the democratic model, technological advances and innovations, and US society and natural wonders are one side of the coin. A the same time, selections reveal the scorn and resistance the Monroe Doctrine created, as well as the subsequent political, military, economic, and geographical ramifications of US expansion. These distant neighbors became permanent housemates in the eyes of immigrants and travelers, and their bitterness often changed into hope. An ambitious, thought-provoking, scholarly view of the dysfunctional relationship between the US and Latin America, from the southern neighbors' viewpoint. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Most levels/libraries. R. A. Santillan Medgar Evers College, CUNY
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Given recent changes in politics and demographics, Latin America and the United States are becoming increasingly important to one another. Recognition of the two regions' differences and similarities may facilitate a more fruitful relationship, with increased respect and understanding. It is with this in mind that editors John J. Hassett and Braulio Muñoz present a collection of writings that provides a look into the ways in which Spanish America has viewed its northern neighbor over the past two centuries. Gathered here are pieces by well-known figures from the worlds of Spanish American politics, history, philosophy, creative writing, and culture--names like Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Pablo Neruda. Divided into three sections, Looking North begins by underscoring the cultural and political differences between the two Americas. It opens with a speech by Simón Bolívar to the Venezuelan Congress in 1819 and closes with an essay by Mario Vargas Llosa from 2006 on the controversial wall being constructed between the United States and Mexico. The second section explores the experiences of Spanish American travelers in the US, beginning with an account of former Argentine president Domingo Sarmiento's fascination with the United States during his travels in 1847 and ending with a 2008 essay by Vargas Llosa on the city of New York. The final section encompasses creative writing and commentaries by some of Spanish America's most gifted poets and novelists. It opens with Rubén Darío's "To Roosevelt" from 1905 and ends with Christine Granados's humorous and profound short story "Inner View," first published in 2006. Touching on history, sociology, politics, and religion, the writings assembled here will be of interest to humanists, social scientists, and anyone intrigued by the ever-growing connection between the United Sates and Spanish America at all levels.
Main Description
Given recent changes in politics and demographics, Latin America and the United States are becoming increasingly important to one another. Recognition of the two regions differences and similarities may facilitate a more fruitful relationship, with increased respect and understanding. It is with this in mind that editors John J. Hassett and Braulio Munoz present a collection of writings that provides a look into the ways in which Spanish America has viewed its northern neighbor over the past two centuries. Gathered here are pieces by well-known figures from the worlds of Spanish American politics, history, philosophy, creative writing, and culture--names like Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Pablo Neruda. Divided into three sections, "Looking North" begins by underscoring the cultural and political differences between the two Americas. It opens with a speech by Simon Bolivar to the Venezuelan Congress in 1819 and closes with an essay by Mario Vargas Llosa from 2006 on the controversial wall being constructed between the United States and Mexico. The second section explores the experiences of Spanish American travelers in the US, beginning with an account of former Argentine president Domingo Sarmientos fascination with the United States during his travels in 1847 and ending with a 2008 essay by Vargas Llosa on the city of New York. The final section encompasses creative writing and commentaries by some of Spanish Americas most gifted poets and novelists. It opens with Ruben Darios "To Roosevelt" from 1905 and ends with Christine Granadoss humorous and profound short story "Inner View," first published in 2006. Touching on history, sociology, politics, and religion, the writings assembled here will be of interest to humanists, social scientists, and anyone intrigued by the ever-growing connection between the United Sates and Spanish America at all levels.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
The Two Americas
Simón Bolívar, "The Angostura Discourse" (Selection, 1819)p. 11
José Martí, "Our America" (1891)p. 21
José Enrique Rodó, Ariel (Selection, 1900)p. 30
Manuel Baldomero Ugarte, "An Open Letter to the President of the United States" (1913)p. 45
Gabriela Mistral, "The Infantilism of the North American" (1944)p. 52
Leopoldo Zea, "The Culture of the Two Americas" (1971)p. 56
Salvador Allende, "Chile: Address to the United Nations General Assembly" (1972)p. 68
Irene Zea, "U.S. Hegemony on the American Continent" (1975)p. 90
Octavio Paz, "Mexico and the United States: Positions and Counterpositions" (1978)p. 109
Sergio Marras, "The First New Days: A Conversation with Roberto Fernández Retamar" (Selection, 1991)p. 127
Armando Roa, "The Historic Significance of the United States" (1997)p. 143
Mario Vargas Llosa, "A Wall of Lies" (2006)p. 153
Travelers from the South
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, "Moral Geography" (1847)p. 161
Ciro Alegría, "The Race Problem" (1941)p. 174
Germán Arciniegas, "English Lessons" (1945)p. 178
Luis Alberto Sánchez, "The First Surprise" (1945)p. 181
Ernesto Cardenal, "A Trip to New York" (1973)p. 186
Victor M. Espinosa, "We Didn't Go North to Pick Flowers" (1992)p. 204
Eduardo Galeano, "Mea Culpa" (1992)p. 216
Mario Vargas Llosa, "New York, New York" (2008)p. 220
The United States as Literary Theme
Rubén Darío, "To Roosevelt" (1905)p. 227
Nicolás Guillén, Selected Poems (1967)p. 230
Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (Selection, 1967)p. 237
Pablo Neruda, Selected Poems (1970, 1973)p. 242
Mario Benedetti, "The Weeping of Jimmy Swaggart" (1988)p. 247
Esmeralda Santiago, "The American Invasion of Macun" (Selection, 1993)p. 250
Christine Granados, "Inner View" (2006)p. 254
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