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Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot - Mendoza Plinio Apuleto

Paperback Published: September 2001
ISBN: 9781568332369
Number Of Pages: 240

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Three Latin American writers quote, dissect and review this character in a cultural critique that combines analysis with humor and a relentless self-criticism.

Three Latin Americans team up to shred the slavish political correctness that they see dominating Latin American elites... Exaggerated, even unfair at times, this book nevertheless provides a rollicking good read. Foreign Affairs Deeply iconoclastic... It is a valuable work of historical conservation...it succeeds admirably. The New Criterion

Translator's Notesp. ix
Translator's Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
The Family Portraitp. 1
The Family Treep. 9
The Idiot's Biblep. 21
We're Poor: It's Their Faultp. 37
The Cure That Killsp. 63
"Let's Create Two, Three, One Hundred Vietnams"p. 77
Cuba: An Old Love Is Neither Forgotten nor Abandonedp. 95
Rifles and Cassocksp. 107
"Yankee, Go Home!"p. 127
How Beautiful Is My Flag!p. 141
The Idiot's Friendsp. 161
Here Comes the Big Bad Wolf!p. 175
The Books That "Shook" the Latin American Idiotp. 183
Index Expurgatorius Latinoamericanusp. 209
About the Authorsp. 219
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ISBN: 9781568332369
ISBN-10: 156833236X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: September 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36