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First off, a disclaimer. I probably should have read this book in Spanish.

Not only did Amazon have it, but everyone raved about the translation as well. And it was annotated!! Author Coronel Lucio V.

Mansilla pictured in center above requested a very particular assignment: The translation I read consists of pages with an additional 80 pages of notes. You can imagine the detail. The translation by Eva Gillies transmitted the spirit of the coronel nicely even if some English words were obscure. Annotations were essential, explaining long-forgotten literary references, historical figures or customs. But placing all annotations at the back of the book instead of on the same page was a big editorial mistake.


After all, he was the nephew of Juan Manuel de Rosas.

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His excursion corresponds to the shaded area below:. His substantial wit pervades the entire text. Mansilla also offers the reader numerous opinions about a wide range of topics: Imagine that… a dandy calling into doubt his own existence.

He also revels in talking about himself, often with a touch of satire that makes his introspection amusing rather than arrogant.

Woven throughout the entire book are several asides: Mansilla describes tribal life at length. But Mariano Rosas is not easily fooled. I explained that the fact of living or having lived in a place did not constitute dominion over it. He argued that, if I were to settle among the Indians, the piece of ranqeules I would occupy would be mine.

At least we know exactly how he felt! In all, minor issues compared to the valuable insight the work provides today. We owe Mansilla a great deal for that. Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.


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Learn how your comment data is processed. His excursion corresponds to the shaded area below: Some of the most intriguing exchanges deal with land claims: In reply, I asked him whether I could sell it if I felt like doing so.

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