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Alma Guillermoprieto
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Alma Guillermoprieto writes frequently for The New Yorker (where the first chapter of this book appeared in 2002) and the New York Review of Books. She is the author of Looking for History, The Heart That Bleeds, and Samba, and she was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1995. Raised in Mexico and the United States, she now makes her home in Mexico City.

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Dancing with Cuba
A Memoir of the Revolution
Written by Alma Guillermoprieto


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $15.95

In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary); her poorly trained but ardent students worked without them but dreamt of greatness. Yet in the... Read more >
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Dancing with Cuba
A Memoir of the Revolution
Written by Alma Guillermoprieto


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Heart That Bleeds
Latin America Now
Written by Alma Guillermoprieto


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 28, 1995
Price: $15.95

In this collection of thirteen essays Guillermoprieto offers a portrait of the state of Latin America today, discussing topics ranging from modernity and cultural fragmentation in Mexico and the end of Sandinista rule in Nicaragua, to the Shining Path in Peru, evangelicalism in Brazil, and Panama in the aftermath of the... Read more >
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The Heart That Bleeds
Latin America Now
Written by Alma Guillermoprieto


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 16, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Looking for History
Dispatches from Latin America
Written by Alma Guillermoprieto


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $16.95

In the tradition of Joan Didion, V. S. Naipaul, and Ryzsard Kapucinski comes a collection of essays and reportage by Alma Guillermoprieto, perhaps the most highly regarded writer on Latin America.

Guillermoprieto, who contributes regularly to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, explores the three Latin American... Read more >
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Looking for History
Dispatches from Latin America
Written by Alma Guillermoprieto


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Samba

Written by Alma Guillermoprieto


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 30, 1991
Price: $16.00

Guillermoprieto lived for a year in the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro to learn samba and take part in Rio's carnival parade.  Samba is an exhilarating account of her experiences--as well as a cogent, lucid examination of the history and culture of black Brazilians--full of provocative insights into the aesthetic and ritual... Read more >
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