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The Jaguar Smile - A Nicaraguan Journey-logo

The Jaguar Smile - A Nicaraguan Journey

Salman Rushdie

"I did not go to Nicaragua intending to write a book, or, indeed, to write at all: but my encounter with the place affected me so deeply that in the end I had no choice." So notes Salman Rushdie in his first work of nonfiction, a book as imaginative and meaningful as his acclaimed novels. In The Jaguar Smile, Rushdie paints a brilliantly sharp and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the terrain, and the poetry of "a country in which the ancient, opposing forces of creation and destruction were in violent collision." Recounting his travels there in 1986, in the midst of America's behind-the-scenes war against the Sandinistas, Rushdie reveals a nation resounding to the clashes between government and individuals, history and morality.

"I did not go to Nicaragua intending to write a book, or, indeed, to write at all: but my encounter with the place affected me so deeply that in the end I had no choice." So notes Salman Rushdie in his first work of nonfiction, a book as imaginative and meaningful as his acclaimed novels. In The Jaguar Smile, Rushdie paints a brilliantly sharp and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the terrain, and the poetry of "a country in which the ancient, opposing forces of creation and destruction were in violent collision." Recounting his travels there in 1986, in the midst of America's behind-the-scenes war against the Sandinistas, Rushdie reveals a nation resounding to the clashes between government and individuals, history and morality.
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Genres:

Travel

Description:

"I did not go to Nicaragua intending to write a book, or, indeed, to write at all: but my encounter with the place affected me so deeply that in the end I had no choice." So notes Salman Rushdie in his first work of nonfiction, a book as imaginative and meaningful as his acclaimed novels. In The Jaguar Smile, Rushdie paints a brilliantly sharp and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the terrain, and the poetry of "a country in which the ancient, opposing forces of creation and destruction were in violent collision." Recounting his travels there in 1986, in the midst of America's behind-the-scenes war against the Sandinistas, Rushdie reveals a nation resounding to the clashes between government and individuals, history and morality.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Curless

Length:

4h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

46:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:29