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Into inanimate objects and of politicians and warriors who were poets; a land of difficult often beautiful contradictions His perceptions always heightened by his. This isn t a badly written book by any means Rushdie is of course a great writer and when he s describing the nonpolitical

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The Jaguar Smile A Nicaraguan Journey

Salman Rushdie went to Nicaragua in 1986 harboring no preconceptions of what he might find What he discovered was overwhelming a culture of heroes who had turned. Nicaragua July 1986 Rushdie s first nonfiction endeavor is my first Rushdie read I can see why Christopher Hitchens liked h

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Special sensitivity to “the views from underneath” Rushdie reveals a land resounding with the clashes between history and morality government and individuals. I discovered this in the Latin America section in Stanfords uite unaware that Salman Rushdie had written it and central Ame


10 thoughts on “The Jaguar Smile A Nicaraguan Journey

  1. says:

    I loved the breadth and brilliance of Rushdie's Midnight's Children admired his clever biting and sly portrait of Benazir Bhutto the 'Virgin Ironpants' in Shame was confused with the immature ramblings of Grimus bored with the Satanic Verses but to some extent sympathised with the author's viewpoint in The Jaguar Smile One of many anti Amer

  2. says:

    Nicaragua July 1986 Rushdie's first nonfiction endeavor is my first Rushdie read I can see why Christopher Hitchens liked him In som

  3. says:

    I didn't know much about Nicaragua or the Contra War of the 80s as I was only in gradeschool at the time I didn't pick this book up because I wanted to find out about the topic either I picked it up because I thought it would a short novel I could finish off before the new year I was the definition of a blank slate Imagine my surprise when I realized that this was actually a work of non fictionAs a blank slate I can't really rate this book

  4. says:

    A slim little book about Salman Rushdie visiting Nicaragua 7 years after the revolution I'm a sucker for writers who are trying to be skeptical about a revolution but sort of fall for it anyway Recommended reading if you've forgotten how awful the US backed Contras were

  5. says:

    This was an interesting book by Rushdie about his travels to Sandinista run Nicaragua in 1986 shortly after finishing Satanic Verses It is an insiders look at this short lived period of history that eventually led to the Noriega dict

  6. says:

    This isn't a badly written book by any means Rushdie is of course a great writer and when he's describing the nonpolitical people and places he visited in Nicaragua it's an interesting book But what he had to sa

  7. says:

    I discovered this in the Latin America section in Stanfords uite unaware that Salman Rushdie had written it and central America was somewhere I have always wanted to travel aroundRusdie’s trip of three weeks was made at the invitation of the Sandinista Association of Cultural workers and he was there at the

  8. says:

    3455 stars rounding down I read this book twice about ten years apart I remembered liking it and decided to pick it up again I found parts of it interesting but Rushdie's skilled fiction prose rarely rears its head in this nonfiction book His

  9. says:

    Well written but inevitably lackingI saved this book for several years thinking it would be another Rushdie book to savour When I finally read it I felt that it was mere journalism OK maybe well written journalism but I did not find

  10. says:

    I was a child in the 80s during the Contra years with Nicaragua and President Reagan This expose opened my eyes to the unwanted involvement of US in the development of a new government The author is clearly anti American which he was very upfront in saying at the beginning I could clearly see his bias Apparently there were three groups America supported the Contra which was kidnapping young men to be soldiers Then Cuba and SU was