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Costa Rica : A Traveler's Literary Companion - Barbara Ras

Costa Rica

A Traveler's Literary Companion

By: Barbara Ras (Editor), Oscar Arias (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st March 1994
ISBN: 9781883513009
Number Of Pages: 256

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Journey into the Costa Rican imagination through twenty-six remarkable stories, selected and organized regionally for the curious traveler. Here, for the first time in English, the best of Costa Rica's writers conjure the country's allure and vitality, its coffee fields and palm groves, cicadas and songbirds, shrouded mountains and blazing savannas, while telling stories unique to Costa Rican life. Contributors include Alfredo Aguilar, Fernando Durán Ayanegui, Alfonso Chase, Quince Duncan, Fabián Dobles, Louis Ducoudray, Carlos Luis Fallas, Mario Gonzáles Feo, Joaquín Gutiérrez, Carlos Salazar Herrera, Max Jiménez, Carmen Lyra, Carmen Naranjo, Yolanda Oreamuno, Abel Pacheco, Julieta Pinto, Uriel Quesada, Samuel Rovinski, José León Sánchez, and Rima de Vallbona.

Map of Costa Rica
Believe It or Notp. 1
The Girl Who Came from the Moonp. 10
Bucho Vargas, Healer and Medicine Manp. 24
The Lizard with the White Bellyp. 30
The Chumico Treep. 34
The Targua Treep. 37
The Adventurep. 43
Mondayp. 55
Faust in Hatillop. 63
Mystery Stonep. 73
The Bongop. 81
She Wore a Bikinip. 85
The Carbonerop. 101
The Diaryp. 110
In the Shadow of the Banana Treep. 121
The Oropendolasp. 134
From Deeper Than Skinp. 136
The Blue Fishp. 147
The Spirit of My Landp. 153
Pastor's Ten Little Old Menp. 157
A Leaf of Airp. 167
The Palmiterop. 191
Herep. 195
We Have Brought You the Seap. 202
Mint Flowersp. 206
When New Flowers Bloomedp. 214
Glossaryp. 221
Contributorsp. 226
Translatorsp. 232
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ISBN: 9781883513009
ISBN-10: 1883513006
Series: Traveler's Literary Companions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 1994
Publisher: Whereabouts Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.42 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.26