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In Strangers' Arms The Magic of the Tango

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ISBN-10: 0786463899

ISBN-13: 9780786463893

Edition: 2011

Authors: Beatriz Dujovne

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The tango is easily the most iconic dance of the twentieth century and now of the twenty-first. This historical text peels back the propaganda that characterizes the dance, revealing both its true nature and that of the culture that created it. Topics covered include the tango's earliest origins, the sexualization of the dance, its place in Argentinian culture, and the mythological prohibition against it. This work explores the tango's unparalleled popularity, finding in it the irreducible universal: our common humanity and our creative solidarity.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 7/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

Introduction: More Than Fishnets and Fedoras
The People
In Strangers' Arms
Buenos Aires: Connection Metropolis
Shadows in the Temple: Inside the Milongas
The Invisible Heart of the Dance
The Places
La Boca: The Rebel Embrace
San Telmo: Improvisation in the Wilderness
The World Milonga: Tango Gypsies of the 21st Century
The Poetry
The Conversation of Song
Milonguita: A Thread of the Tango Epic
Four Weeks and a Lifetime with Alberto Podest�
Epilogue: The Tango in All of Us
Table of Lyrics