Looking for History: Dispatches from Latin America

Alma Guillermoprieto

From the esteemed New Yorker correspondent comes an incisive volume of essays and reportage that vividly illuminates Latin America’s recent history. Only Alma Guillermoprieto, the most highly regarded writer on the region, could unravel the complex threads of Colombia’s cocaine wars or assess the combination of despotism, charm, and political jiu-jitsu that has kept Fidel Castro in power for more than 40 years. -(Amazon.com)

status Copy #1 (947): in
genre History » Latin American History
publisher Vintage ISBN
publish date 2001 (this edition March 2002)
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  • By Future Man -

    I just discovered Quentin Tarantino and I’m loving his movies! This is the second one I’ve seen and I really enjoyed it. I’ve avoided his movies for a long time, because I’d heard they were very violent and I’m usually turned off by that. However, in watching them, the extreme-violence seems to exist through a magical realist lens where it is experienced as real for the characters and for you witnessing it, but the rest of the fictional world around them goes on as normal, taking little notice. Somehow this removes it from the realm of reality just enough that it is accepted as non-gratuitous in the context of the story.

    The events of Pulp Fiction take place over the course of two days with the plot meandering non-linearly around through time, pulling you along through each scene with awesome dialogue that builds the characters to become these scummy archetypal heroes by the end. When it was all finished, I felt drawn into the story so much that I could have easily continued to watch these characters for another 2 hours.

    I’ll definitely be watching more of Quentin Tarantino’s movies!

  • By Sam Swicord -

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