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Redeemers Ideas and Power in Latin America

ISBN-10: 0060938447
ISBN-13: 9780060938444
Edition: 2011
Authors: Enrique Krauze
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

An epic intellectual history of Latin America by one of the region’s most prominent thinkersIn his first book to appear in English since Mexico: Biography in Power, a work which the Wall Street Journal calls “the standard history of postcolonial Mexico,” prize-winning author Enrique Krauze illuminates the evolution of political, social, and philosophical discourses in Latin America. With echoes of Richard Hofstadter and Edmund Wilson, Krauze explores the Latin American intellectual tradition by deftly animating its decisive figures, from Octavio Paz to Che Guevara, JosÉ Vasconcelos to Hugo ChÁvez, and inscribing them upon a vivid landscape of patriotism, opportunism, morality, and avarice—and of love, honor, loyalty, and identity. Redeemers delivers an unparalleled explication of the roots of ideology and action in Latin America today.

Enrique Krauze was born in Mexico City, Mexico on September 16, 1947. He received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the UNAM and a doctorate in history from El Colegio de M�xico. He is a documentary filmmaker, historian, and author. His works include a series of short biographies of Mexican leaders such as Emiliano Zapata, Francisco Villa and Porfirio Diaz, as well as the book Mexico: Biography of Power. He is the editor of a magazine called Letras Libres. He has written for several publications including the New York Times, The New Republic, Dissent, and The Washington Post.

Acknowledgments
Preface
On the Translation
Four Prophets
Jos� Mart�: The Martyrdom of the Liberator
Jos� Enrique Rod�: The Hispanic-American Homily
Jos� Vasconcelos: The Cultural Caudillo
Jos� Carlos Mari�tegui: Indigenous Marxism
A Man in His Century
Octavio Paz: The Poet and the Revolution
Popular Icons
Eva Per�n: The Madonna of the Shirtless Ones
Che Guevara: The Saint Enraged
Politics and the Novel
Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez: In the Shadow of the Patriarch
Mario Vargas Llosa: Creative Parricide
Religion and Rebellion
Samuel Ruiz: The Apostle of the Indians
Subcomandante Marcos: The Rise and Fall of a Guerrillero
The Postmodern Caudillo
Hugo Ch�vez: The Hero Worshipper
Epilogue
Sources
Index

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