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Buenos Aires : A Cultural and Literary History - Jason Wilson

Buenos Aires

A Cultural and Literary History

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Published: 1st March 2007
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Wilson explores this contradictory and culturally rich city by tracing its development from remote ranching settlement to modern metropolis. Taking landmarks as starting points for a journey of discovery, he looks at the events, people, and writing that have shaped modern Buenos Aires and its cultural life. Maps & illustrations.

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
An Introduction to the City of Buenos Aires
Modernity and Plagiarismp. 4
"a crucible of souls and races"p. 6
Grid Cityp. 9
A Brief History of Buenos Airesp. 11
From Village to Cityp. 18
The Portp. 20
The Airportp. 23
History of Buenos Aires (continued)p. 24
Portenosp. 31
Language, Food and Smellsp. 36
Walkingp. 40
Subways, Buses, Trams and Taxisp. 45
Sitting and Cafesp. 49
The River Platep. 52
The Centre
Plaza de Mayop. 57
Avenida de Mayop. 69
Costanera Surp. 77
The North
Barrio Nortep. 81
Calle Floridap. 88
Calle San Martinp. 96
Calle Viamontep. 98
Plaza San Martinp. 99
La Recoletap. 104
Avenida Alvearp. 115
Avenida Las Herasp. 118
Calle Suipachap. 119
Calle Lavallep. 124
Avenida Cordobap. 125
Plaza Lavallep. 128
The Teatro Colonp. 129
Teatro Coliseo and Teatro Nacional Cervantesp. 133
La Cityp. 133
Avenida Santa Fep. 138
Plaza Italiap. 141
Palermop. 143
The Retiro Stationp. 151
Belgranop. 154
Nunezp. 159
Saavedrap. 160
Vicente Lopezp. 161
San Isidrop. 162
Tigrep. 167
Martin Garciap. 170
The South
El Sur (de la Ciudad) and San Telmop. 173
Parque Lezamap. 182
La Bocap. 185
La Isla Maciel and Dock Surp. 192
Tangop. 193
Riachuelop. 196
9 de Juliop. 197
Constitucionp. 198
Mataderop. 199
Pompeyap. 201
Villas Miseriap. 203
Footballp. 205
Barracasp. 209
Quilmesp. 212
The West
Avenida Corrientesp. 215
The Barriosp. 221
Villa Crespop. 223
Museo de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadaviap. 225
The Chacarita Cemeteryp. 226
Oncep. 229
Avenida Boedop. 231
Floresp. 232
Florestap. 234
Caballitop. 234
Avenida del Trabajop. 234
Santos Lugaresp. 234
Hurlinghamp. 235
Banfieldp. 237
Adroguep. 237
Villa Devoto and its Prisonp. 238
Further Readingp. 240
Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9781566563475
ISBN-10: 156656347X
Series: Cities of the Imagination
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st March 2007
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.31