At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig

Paraguay - the name conjures up everything most exotic and extreme in South America.

At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig

At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig

Paraguay - the name conjures up everything most exotic and extreme in South America. It's a place of hellish jungles, dictators, fraudsters and Nazis, utopian experiments, missionaries and lurid coups. It's not a place for the timid tourist. It doesn't even have its own guidebook. But Paraguay, as revealed in this outstanding new travel book, is among the most beautiful and captivating countries in the world. The beguiling Paraguayans, despised and feared by their neighbours, are unfathomable. They adore Diana, Princess of Wales, as if she were still alive and hundreds volunteered to fight for Britain in the Falklands War. Their politics are Byzantine but when the Vice-President is murdered, they call in Scotland Yard. Discover more about the unique traditions of South American culture through this fascinating piece of travel journalism.

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At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: John Gimlette
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-31 - Publisher: Random House

Paraguay - the name conjures up everything most exotic and extreme in South America. It's a place of hellish jungles, dictators, fraudsters and Nazis, utopian experiments, missionaries and lurid coups. It's not a place for the timid tourist. It doesn't even have its own guidebook. But Paraguay, as revealed in
Travel and Ethics
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Corinne Fowler, Charles Forsdick, Ludmilla Kostova
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-13 - Publisher: Routledge

Despite the recent increase in scholarly activity regarding travel writing and the accompanying proliferation of publications relating to the form, its ethical dimensions have yet to be theorized with sufficient rigour. Drawing from the disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, literary studies and modern languages, the contributors in this volume apply themselves
Wild Coast
Language: en
Pages: 358
Authors: John Gimlette
Categories: French Guiana
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Profile Books

Between the Orinoco and the Amazon lies a fabulous forested land, barely explored. Much of Guiana seldom sees sunlight, and new species are often tumbling out of the dark. Shunned by the conquistadors, it was left to others to carve into colonies. Guyana, Suriname and Guyane Fran´┐Żaise are what remain
British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal, and Spain
Language: en
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Authors: John Gimlette
Categories: Caribbean Area
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

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Until the Rulers Obey
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Clifton Ross, Marcy Rein
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-15 - Publisher: PM Press

Collects interviews with social movement organizers, activists, writers, and scholars examining the wave of change in Latin America and debating pressing questions of power, organizational form, and relations with the state.

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