Juan De La Rosa

Juan De La Rosa : Memoirs of the Last Soldier of the Independence Movement

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Nataniel Aguirre (1843-1888) was a statesman and active participant in shaping Bolivian politics and economics. His novel, Juan de la Rosa (1885) functionalizes the memories of the last soldier of the Wars of Independence. The story is told as the reminiscences of Colonel de la Rosa whose memories take him back to his childhood on the eve of Independence and his youth fighting in the Bolivian army. Jaun grows up an orphan and his individual struggle allegorizes the national quest for a modern identity. The novel exemplifies 19th-century thinking on racial issues and offers an unusual perspective on the Independence period. Sergio Waisman's recent translation of Ricardo Piglia's Nombre Falso won the Meritorious Achievement Award in the 1995 Eugene M. Kayden National Translation Contest. This book is intended for those interested in or studying Latin America or specifically, Argentinian literature.show more

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  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 142.24 x 213.36 x 33.02mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 maps
  • 0195113276
  • 9780195113273

About Nathaniel Aguirre

Nataniel Aguirre (1843-1888) was a Bolivian statesman who actively participated in events that shaped his country's character. Sergio Gabriel Waisman is completing his Ph.D. in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Berkeley. His translation of Ricardo Piglia's Nombre Falso won the Meritorious Achievement Award in the 1995 Eugene M. Kayden National Translation Contest. Alba Maria de la Paz Soldan is Professor Latin American Literature, University of Buenos Aires.show more

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