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Vanquished - 02 edition

Vanquished (ISBN10: 0807854123; ISBN13: 9780807854129)
ISBN13: 978-0807854129
ISBN10: 0807854123

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0807827468
ISBN10: 0807827460

Summary: Originally published in Puerto Rico in 1956 as ''Los derrotados, Cesar Andreu Iglesias's fictional depiction of a fateful Nationalist assault on a U.S. military installation in Puerto Rico is now available for the first time in English. This tautly written chronicle uncovers the personal histories of three middle-aged revolutionaries as they plan to kill a U.S. general. Andreu's cool treatment of their political objectives does not obscure his compassionate recognition of their human
limitations. Andreu makes clear his view that the Nationalist answer to Puerto Rico's problems had become an anachronism and that by the 1950s the union movement was better prepared to deal with the changes that industrial capitalism was thrusting upon the Puerto Rican people and their way of life. The afterword by Arcadio Diaz-Quinones provides a rich historical and literary context for ''The Vanquished.
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Summary: Originally published in Puerto Rico in 1956 as ''Los derrotados, Cesar Andreu Iglesias's fictional depiction of a fateful Nationalist assault on a U.S. military installation in Puerto Rico is now available for the first time in English. This tautly written chronicle uncovers the personal histories of three middle-aged revolutionaries as they plan to kill a U.S. general. Andreu's cool treatment of their political objectives does not obscure his compassionate recognition of their human limitations. Andreu makes clear his view that the Nationalist answer to Puerto Rico's problems had become an anachronism and that by the 1950s the union movement was better prepared to deal with the changes that industrial capitalism was thrusting upon the Puerto Rican people and their way of life. The afterword by Arcadio Diaz-Quinones provides a rich historical and literary context for ''The Vanquished. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Chapel Hill
Published: 09/09/2002
International: No

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