Or, Civilization and Barbarism
Ostensibly a biography of the gaucho barbarian Juan Facundo Quiroga, Facundo is also a complex, passionate work of history, sociology, and political commentary, and Latin America's most important essay of the nineteenth century.
Translated by Mary Peabody Mann with an Introduction by Ilan Stavans
FACUNDO: OR, CIVILIZATION AND BARBARISM
'The single most influential literary work of modern Spanish American culture.' - Edwin Williamson, in The Penguin History of Latin America
'Sarmient's Facundo is the most memorable character of (Argentine) literature. The romantic style of this grand book suits...the colossal events it describes as well as its colossal protagonist.' - Jorge Luis Borges.