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El Pais de Cuatro Pisos y Otros Ensayos

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Hardcover, 149 pages
Published December 1st 1980 by Ediciones Huracan
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Jan 29, 2013 José rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
González utiliza en su ensayo clásico la metáfora de un país estructurado en cuatro pisos para desmantelar ciertos mitos que predominan en la sociedad puertorriqueña.

En primer plano, González demuestra que el mito de una cultura jíbara predominante en Puerto Rico fue la invención de una clase hacendada española que, posterior al cambio de soberanía de España a Estados Unidos en 1898, perdió su poderío económico y recurrió a las letras para crear nostalgia por un “pasado” que no ocurrió. Gonzále
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Feb 16, 2015 JP rated it it was ok
Shelves: history, assigned
I read selections from this book for a class on Caribbean Politics.

The Four-Storyed Country and Other Essays doesn't make my list of highly recommended books. Because of the hit or miss, I'm giving it 2 stars. Puerto Rico is an incredibly interesting example of imperialism right off the coast of our shore, and it's intricately entwined with the US because of its Commonwealth status. Gonzalez' strongest work in this collection by FAR is The Four-Storyed Country. It discusses an incredibly importa
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José Luis González was a Puerto Rican essayist, novelist, short story writer, university professor, and journalist who lived most of his life in exile in Mexico due to his pro-independence political views. He is considered to be one of the most important Puerto Rican authors of the 20th century, particularly for his book Puerto Rico: The Four-Storeyed Country and Other Essays, which was first publ ...more
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