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Oscar Lundqwist wrote a book "Hårda tag i Argentina" publiced in Sweden by "Albert Bonniers förlag" 1946. The book describes his efforts in Chubut, Argentina between 1898 and 1914.

”Hårda tag i Argentina” is a memoir which describes life in Patagonia in the early 20th century. Especially interesting is the description of the region around Gobernador Costa, the little village that Oscar Lundqwist contributed to found. The book is filled with stories and anecdotes about, among others, the Swedish, Germans and Italians who built their future in the, even today, distant part of Argentina. ”Hårda tag i Argentina” also describes the barren nature and the meetings with the natives. The book speaks of a pioneer who moves the reader even in the 21th century. 

 

Translation of the book ”Hårda tag i Argentina”

In a joint project between the Swedish Embassy in Buenos Aires and the province government of Chubut the journalist Eduardo Berezan is translating the book from Swedish into Spanish. Eduardo Berezan has specialized in Latin America, a region he has been following for more than 20 years.

The translation is expected to be finished in March 2010.

Eduardo is translating the book ”Hårda tag i Argentina”, by Oscar Lundqwist, into spanish. The book was published in Stockholm in 1946 by Albert Bonniers publishing.

 

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