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San Juan: Memoir of a City
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Pr
Publication date May 24, 2007
Pages 167
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780299203740
ISBN-10 0299203743
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $19.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: San Juan: Memoir of a City conducts readers through Puerto Rico's capital, guided by one of its most graceful and reflective writers, Edgardo Rodriguez Julia. No mere sightseeing tour, this is culture through immersion, a circuit of San Juan's historical and intellectual vistas as well as its architecture. In the allusive cityscape he recreates, Rodriguez Julia invokes the ghosts of his childhood, of San Juan's elder literati, and of characters from his own novels. On the most tangible level, the city is a place of cabarets and cockfighting clubs, flaneurs and beach bums, smoke-filled bars and honking automobiles. Poised between a colonial past and a commercial future, the San Juan he portrays feels at times perilously close to the pitfalls of modernization. Tenement houses and fading mansions yield to strip malls and Tastee Freezes; asphalt hems in jacarandas and palm trees. In Puerto Rico, he muses, life is not simply cruel, it is also busy erasing our tracks. Julia resists that erasure, thoughtfully etching a palimpsest that preserves images of the city where he grew up and rejoicing in the one where he still lives.

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1 edition from Univ of Wisconsin Pr (June 8, 2007)
9780299203702 | details & prices | 167 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $45.00
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1 edition from Univ of Wisconsin Pr (May 24, 2007)
9780299203740 | details & prices | 167 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $19.95
About: San Juan: Memoir of a City conducts readers through Puerto Rico's capital, guided by one of its most graceful and reflective writers, Edgardo Rodriguez Julia.

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