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Wilson, Jason 1944-

Works: 49 works in 227 publications in 5 languages and 7,633 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Anecdotes  Travel writing  Biographies  Trivia and miscellanea  Guidebooks  Bibliographies  Interviews  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: PQ7297.P285, 861
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Most widely held works about Jason Wilson
Most widely held works by Jason Wilson
Octavio Paz by Jason Wilson( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Octavio Paz
Patagonia : myths and realities by Fernanda Peñaloza( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes a selection of the papers given during the international conference «Patagonia: Myths and Realities», which was organised through the Centre of Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Manchester. The essays gathered in this collection are not a direct record of the proceedings but pursue many of the themes raised by the participants. The contributors to the volume come from the fields of history, literary studies and cultural studies. From among the many sources that explore the representation of Patagonia, they have chosen to discuss a wide range of texts, dating from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century, including travelogues, diaries, maps, novels, autobiographies, letters and even a dictionary. The essays trace different experiences in order to illustrate the diversity of the region. This book makes a significant contribution to the study of the historical circumstances around the exploration and colonisation of Patagonia, as well as the subsequent cultural, political and economic outcomes
A companion to Pablo Neruda : evaluating Neruda's poetry by Jason Wilson( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pablo Neruda was without doubt one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century but his work is extremely uneven. There is a view that there are two Nerudas, an early Romantic visionary and a later Marxist populist, who denied his earlier poetic self. By focussing on the poet's apprenticeship, and by looking closely at how Neruda created his poetic persona within his poems, this Companion tries to establish what should survive of his massive output. By seeing his early work as self exploration through metaphor and sound, as well as through varieties of love and direct experience, the Companion outlines a unity behind all the work, based on voice and a public self."--Jacket
Itinerary : an intellectual journey by Octavio Paz( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author exlains that, "Itinerary is somewhat autobiographical, for it is the story of the evolution of my political ideas."
Octavio Paz, a study of his poetics by Jason Wilson( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jorge Luis Borges by Jason Wilson( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Jorge Luis Borges, Jason Wilson explores Borges' tumultuous early life in the streets and cafes of Buenos Aires and charts his literary friendships, love affairs and travels. Borges claimed never to have invented a character: 'It's always me, subtly disguised.' Illuminating the connections running between the biography and the fictions, Wilson reminds us that Borges was always a poet whose life was recreated in his work - but never in confessional ways - and restores his Argentine roots. This book will be an invaluable resource for all who treasure the modern master."--Jacket
The Andes : a cultural history by Jason Wilson( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason Wilson explores the 5,000-mile chain of volcanoes, deep valleys, and upland plains, revealing the Andes' mystery, inaccessibility, and power through the insights of chroniclers, scientists, and modern-day novelists. His account starts at sacred Cuzco and Machu Picchu, moves along imagined Inca routes south to Lake Titicaca, La Paz, Potosi, and then follows the Argentine and Chilean Andes to Patagonia. It then moves north through Chimborazo, Quito, and into Colombia, along the Cauca Valley up to Bogota and east to Caracas."--pub. desc
Buenos Aires : a cultural and literary companion by Jason Wilson( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most European of South American cities, Buenos Aires evokes exile and nostalgia. A nineteenth-century replica of Paris or Madrid set adrift in an alien continent, its identity is neither of the Old world nor the New. The city's rootlessness has famously found expression in the melancholy of tango, and, more recently, in a vogue for psychoanalysis even more widespread than New York's. Jason Wilson explores this contradictory and culturally rich city by tracing its development from remote settlement to modern metropolis. Taking landmarks, both well known and hidden, as starting points for a journey of discovery, he looks at the events, people and writing which have shaped modern Buenos Aires and its cultural life. -- From publisher's description
Personal narrative by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander von Humboldt visited the tropics of the New World between 1799 and 1804. On his return he wrote this book, a classic work of travel that is also one of the great products of Enlightenment natural science. In his lifetime, Humboldt was described as "next to Napoleon, the most famous man in Europe". An admirer of the French Revolution, a Neptunist, an anti-slavist, a lover of Rousseau and Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, and a close friend of Goethe (whom he resembled), he was also a profound influence upon Darwin and the course of Victorian science, as well as upon the proponents of new world independence."--Publisher description
The best American travel writing 2019 by Jason Wilson( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the best travel writing published in 2019, selected by Alexandra Fuller
The best American travel writing 2018 by Cheryl Strayed( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the best travel writing published in 2017, selected by Cheryl Strayed
Buenos Aires by Jason Wilson( )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether for tango, football or art, passions in Buenos Aires run high. The largest city in Argentina, it is chaotic and lively, dangerous and cosmopolitan, and presents seemingly unlimited attractions for tourists. This book provides a view into the city today, and into its past. Europeans colonized Buenos Aires in the sixteenth century, and from this modest start it had boomed by the end of the nineteenth century. Its history is one of excesses and of swings between authoritarian and democratic governments. By examining Buenos Aires's past we can appreciate what remains as story, urban myth or reality. In this book, Jason Wilson explores the history behind the monuments, buildings and people of the city. Essays on present-day Buenos Aires - its parks, cemeteries, museums and bookshops - reveal what makes the city tick, while listings provide handy references for the traveller. A well-illustrated overview of the city's past as well as a focused look at its present, Buenos Aires is an authoritative introduction and intimate guide to the past and present of a vibrant, fascinating city
An A to Z of modern Latin American literature in English translation by Jason Wilson( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey to Mauritius by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jaguars and electric eels by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Great journeys' allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries and into ideas and worlds frightening, ruthless and cruel in different ways from our own. It contains accounts from writers who saw astounding things such as walls of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, and much more
South & Central America : including Mexico by Jason Wilson( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traslados/translations : essays on Latin America in honour of Jason Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveller's literary companion to South and Central America by Jason Wilson( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caribbean by James Ferguson( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Patagonia : myths and realities
A companion to Pablo Neruda : evaluating Neruda's poetryItinerary : an intellectual journeyOctavio Paz, a study of his poeticsJorge Luis BorgesThe Andes : a cultural historyBuenos Aires : a cultural and literary companionPersonal narrativeJourney to Mauritius
Alternative Names
Wilson, Erik Jason

Wilson, Erik Jason 1944-

Wilson, Jason (Travel writer)