The Paraguay Reader

Translated title of the contribution: The Paraguay Reader

Nick Regan (Translator)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Historically, Paraguay has been defined largely by its isolation. Partly as a result, there has been a dearth of serious scholarship or journalism about the country. Going a long way toward redressing this lack of information and analysis, The Paraguay Reader is a lively compilation of testimonies, journalism, scholarship, political tracts, literature, and illustrations, including maps, photographs, paintings, drawings, and advertisements. Taken together, the anthology's many selections convey the country's extraordinarily rich history and cultural heritage, as well as the realities of its struggles against underdevelopment, foreign intervention, poverty, inequality, and authoritarianism.
Most of the selections are by Paraguayans, and many of the pieces appear in English for the first time. Helpful introductions by the editors precede each of the book's sections and all of the selected texts.
Translated title of the contributionThe Paraguay Reader
Original languageSpanish
Place of PublicationDurham
PublisherDuke University Press
Number of pages504
ISBN (Print)978-0-8223-5268-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Latin America
  • History
  • Paraguay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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