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“I did not go to Nicaragua intending to write a book, or, indeed, to write at all: but my encounter with the place affected me so deeply that in the end I had no choice.” So notes Salman Rushdie in his first work of nonfiction, a book as imaginative and meaningful as his acclaimed novels. In The Jaguar Smile, Rushdie paints a brilliantly sharp and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the terrain, and the poetry of “a country in which the ancient, opposing forces of creation and destruction were in violent collision.” Recounting his travels there in 1986, in the midst of America’s behind-the-scenes war against the Sandinistas, Rushdie reveals a nation resounding to the clashes between government and individuals, history and morality.
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"A masterpiece of sympathetic yet critical reporting... To say that it is a work of art is to take full note of its literary allusions, its uncompromising sensitivity to death and destruction, its ready political eye for the funny and grotesque, and above all its understated and gripping eloquence." -Edward W. SaidFrom the Inside Flap:
In this timeless, haunting portrait of the people and the politics of Nicaragua, Rushdie brings to life the palpable human facts of a country in the midst of a revolution.
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Book Description Viking, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0670817570
Book Description Viking Adult, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0670817570
Book Description Viking Pr, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First Edition stated, no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. This collectible, " NEW" condition first edition/first printing copy is protected with a polyester archival dust jacket cover. Beautiful collectible copy. GIFT QUALITY. Seller Inventory # 002648
Book Description Viking, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110670817570