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The Far Horizons: Thirty Years Among The Gauchos Of Uruguay [Paperback]

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Item description for The Far Horizons: Thirty Years Among The Gauchos Of Uruguay by Christopher Empson, Renee Sum Scott & Renee Sum Scott...

Christopher Empson organizes his narrative about Uruguayan rural life and tells his own experiences as the central element of his memoir. Like many texts written by Spanish conquistadors more than five centuries ago, Empson's memoir is about the encounter

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Studio: Purdue University Press
Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.72" Width: 5.35" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   0.53 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2002
Publisher   Purdue University Press
ISBN  9051706324  
ISBN13  9789051706321  

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7Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > United States > General
8Books > Subjects > Reference > Writing > Travel Writing
9Books > Subjects > Travel > General > Essays & Travelogues

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Yesteryears in Uruguay  Oct 30, 2007
This is an interesting book which reflects the first-hand impressions of an English immigrant to Uruguay. Highly recommended for all those interested in the history or rural life in South America's southern cone. Though somewhat disjointed, the book is a detailed, often-humorous outlook on how a foreigner must have felt when confronted with local idiosincrasies and habbits. A sort of 'Hitchhiker's Guide to Uruguay' of the early 1900s, it takes the reader through a variety of situations which the author himself experienced and how he often muddled his way out of them. An entertaining read, though the value of the editor's long and rather boring prologue is highly questionable.

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