The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey

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The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey

By Salman Rushdie
Viking, 1987
170 pp. $12.95

The intellectual objectivity of an Indian journalist and novelist struggles against his Third World sympathies and his naïveté, and comes off a distant second. The writing, recounting a three-week visit to Nicaragua, is graceful and absorbing. But it is at the service of ideology, and the author celebrates the findings that faith had certified in advance.

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