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    DescriptionWhen "A Beauty That Hurts" was first published in 1995, Guatemala was still one of the world's most flagrant violators of human rights. Now that a measure of 'peace' has come to the country, George Lovell revisits 'the land that I fell in love with' to reassess and revise his classic account of the evil that was perpetrated by Guatemala's military-dominated state on its Maya people. One newly contentious issue to which Lovell devotes particular attention is the testimony of Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu, which was challenged by David Stoll in his book "Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans". Lovell argues that culture clash is the most obvious reason for this controversy. North Americans demand individual testimony that can withstand challenge by other individuals, while Menchu has always stated that her testimony was on behalf of her community. Lovell brings years of insight to "A Beauty That Hurts". He documents what has taken place in Guatemala by examining political events and exploring the personal drama of its citizens, especially the Maya. His new epilogue, based on a recent visit to Guatemala, brings the story up to the present. George Lovell is Professor of Geography at Queen's University, Ontario, Canada.

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    A Beauty That Hurts
    Life and Death in Guatemala
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) W.George Lovell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 388 g
    ISBN 13: 9780292747173
    ISBN 10: 0292747179

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 40, 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPV
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLCG
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: POL004000, SOC002000, HIS028000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 86
    BISAC V2.8: HIS007000
    B&T Approval Code: A15604000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 972.8105/2
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 972.81052
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    LC classification: F1466.5 .L68 2000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLCG
    Edition statement
    Revised, Subsequent
    Illustrations note
    8 b&w photos
    University of Texas Press
    Imprint name
    University of Texas Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Austin, TX
    Review quote
    "George Lovell is one of the few outsiders who has penetrated to the heart of the hideous tragedy that burns amid Guatemala's beauty. He takes us there with style, originality, and a calm understanding in this wise and moving book." Ronald Wright, author of Time among the Maya and Stolen Continents