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San Juan
Ciudad Soñada
Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá
Introduction by Antonio Skármeta

The Americas
Ilan Stavans and Irene Vilar, Series Editors

A Spanish-language travel guide and memoir of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Todo el paisaje de mi infancia ha desaparecido . . . Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá is an expert and lyrical guide to the history, inhabitants, and culture of his native city of San Juan, recalling scenes from his childhood while chronicling the social and physical changes in the city. Though super-highways have replaced the winding lanes and Puerto Ricans remain socially and politically divided, Rodríguez Juliá evokes picturesque imagery and the melancholy sweetness of remembrance as he leads readers through his Ciudad Soñada, his city of dreams.

Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá is professor of literature at the University of Puerto Rico and the author of eleven acclaimed works of fiction, including La Renuncia del Héroe Baltasar (The Renunciation).
Antonio Skarmeta is the author of Il Postino.

Copublished with Tal Cual Editores, San Juan

Also available in an English edition:
Cover of San Juan is a warm photo of a San Juan doorway, cream walls, white engaged pillars, old wood.San Juan
Memoir of a City
Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá
Translated by Peter Grandbois
oreword by Antonio Skármeta

An evocative, personal guide to Puerto Rico's capital city

The cover of Julia's books is a montage of image of old San Juan

November 2004

350 pp.   6 x 9
Many color and b/w photos

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ISBN 978-0-299-20594-2
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