Idols And Underdogs by Shawn SteinIdols And Underdogs by Shawn Stein

Idols And Underdogs

EditorShawn Stein

Paperback | October 1, 2016

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This collection of 11 stories—one from each country in the South American World Cup qualifying group, plus Mexico (following a precedent set by the Copa America)—includes some of the most prestigious names in Latin American literature. A hymn to the juego benito, these stories demonstrate just how connected South American soccer is to its roots in backstreets, barrios and favelas. Including Juan Villoro (Mexico), Edmundo Paz Soldán (Bolivia), Ricardo Silva Romero (Colombia), Sérgio Sant'Anna (Brazil), Sergio Galarza (Peru), Selva Almada (Argentina), Carlos Abin (Uruguay), Roberto Fuentes (Chile), Miguel Hidalgo Prince (Venezuela), José Hidalgo Pallares (Ecuador), and Javier Viveros (Paraguay), this is a Who’s Who of Latin male fiction. Also contains author interviews, charting personal views on the sport and its intersections with politics, literature and wider culture.
Shawn Stein's work has been published in Chasqui, Hispania, Revista de Literatura Mexicana and Studies in Latin American Popular Culture. He is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. Nicolas Campisi is a graduate student at Brown University.
Title:Idols And UnderdogsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:Freight BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910449849

ISBN - 13:9781910449844