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Bad Times In Buenos Aires
Miranda France

Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Orion Books (Including Asterix)
Page Extent : 224
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780753805510
Price : 599

About the book

In 1993 Miranda France moved to South America, drawn to Buenos Aires as the intellectual hub of the continent, with its wealth of writers and its romantic, passionate and tragic history. She found that is was all these things, but it was also a terrible place to live.



The inhabitants of Buenos Aires are famously unhappy. All over South America they are known for their arrogance, their fixation of Europe and their moodiness. Very soon, Miranda France encounters' bronca' - the simmering and barely controllable rage that is a staple feature of life in the Argentinian capital. She finds that 'bronca' has deep roots: the violence and racism of the first European settlers; the dictatorships, especially in the 1970s when so many 'disappeared'; even Evita Peron, for there was no rage to rival Evita's.husbands that cheat my husband cheated my boyfriend cheated on me with a guy

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Miranda France
Miranda France was born in 1966 and was brought up in East Anglia and Sussex. She read Spainsh and Latin American Studies at Edinburgh University, which included a year in Madrid. In the early 1990s s...(+)
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