The Labyrinth of Solitude

And the Other Mexico ; Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude ; Mexico and the United States ; The Philanthropic Ogre

Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802150424

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 2686

Examines Mexican character and culture, pre-Columbian societies, and relations between Mexico and the United States

Uncivil Wars

Elena Garro, Octavio Paz, and the Battle for Cultural Memory

Author: Sandra Messinger Cypess

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292737777

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

View: 8331

The first English-language book to place the works of Elena Garro (1916–1998) and Octavio Paz (1914–1998) in dialogue with each other, Uncivil Wars evokes the lives of two celebrated literary figures who wrote about many of the same experiences and contributed to the formation of Mexican national identity but were judged quite differently, primarily because of gender. While Paz’s privileged, prize-winning legacy has endured worldwide, Garro’s literary gifts garnered no international prizes and received less attention in Latin American literary circles. Restoring a dual perspective on these two dynamic writers and their world, Uncivil Wars chronicles a collective memory of wars that shaped Mexico, and in turn shaped Garro and Paz, from the Conquest period to the Mexican Revolution; the Spanish Civil War, which the couple witnessed while traveling abroad; and the student massacre at Tlatelolco Plaza in 1968, which brought about social and political changes and further tensions in the battle of the sexes. The cultural contexts of machismo and ethnicity provide an equally rich ground for Sandra Cypess’s exploration of the tandem between the writers’ personal lives and their literary production. Uncivil Wars illuminates the complexities of Mexican society as seen through a tense marriage of two talented, often oppositional writers. The result is an alternative interpretation of the myths and realities that have shaped Mexican identity, and its literary soul, well into the twenty-first century.

The Cambridge History of Latin America

Author: Leslie Bethell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521495943

Category: History

Page: 645

View: 312

This volume discusses trends in twentieth-century Latin American literature, philosophy, art, music, and popular culture.


A Global Studies Handbook

Author: James Douglas Huck

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851099824

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 1859

"Mexico: A Global Studies Handbook" is an ideal introduction to the United States' southern neighbor for students, travelers, businesspeople, or other interested readers. It debunks a variety of myths and misconceptions that have evolved over time, clarifying the realities of both historic and contemporary Mexico. "Mexico" offers an authoritative yet engaging tour of Mexican history and geography, as well its current economic and business climate, governmental structure, popular culture, and society. It also provides an alphabetically organized "mini-encyclopedia" for quick access to information on notable Mexican people, places, and events. Together, these sections provide everything readers need to understand Mexico's pre-Colombian origins, colonial legacies of dependence and Westernization, and its continuing efforts to craft a national identity.

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1434

View: 3299

Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

First World Dreams

Mexico Since 1989

Author: Alexander Dawson

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 194

View: 1990

This accessible book looks at the last twenty years of Mexico’s history. Under globalization, Mexico has opened its borders, reformed its political system, and transformed its economy. But Mexico's increasingly vibrant civil society is marred by Human Rights abuses and violent rebellion. ‘First World Dreams’ shows how market reforms have produced a stable economy, regular economic growth, and some vast fortunes, but have devastated much of the country-side and crippled domestic producers. Today Mexico remains a nation in a perpetual state of becoming; becoming a democracy, becoming a nation that respects human rights, becoming a modern industrial power, and yet also becoming more violent, more fragmented, and becoming a place where the chasms between wealth and poverty grow ever larger.

Curriculum Resources in Chicano Studies

Undergraduate and Graduate

Author: Gary D. Keller,Rafael J. Magallán

Publisher: Bilingual Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 3931

This volume contains, at the under-graduate level, twenty course syllabi in the critical disciplines that impact the multidisciplinary field of Chicano studies. At the graduate level, a review of the production of Chicano-focused doctoral dissertations in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences is provided.

Anderson's Travel Companion

A Guide to the Best Non-fiction and Fiction for Travelling

Author: Sarah Anderson

Publisher: Scolar Press

ISBN: 9781859280133

Category: Travel

Page: 552

View: 2319

For those who want to find out about and read the literature of the countries of their choice, this reference is the author's personal selection, covering guidebooks, books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies and biographies, no

The World of Lucha Libre

Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity

Author: Heather Levi

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 265

View: 721

Ethnography of Mexican professional wrestling by a female wrestler and scholar, showing how the sport is linked to national affirmations and counter-narratives.

Invasion and Transformation

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Conquest of Mexico

Author: Rebecca Parker Brienen,Margaret Ann Jackson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 231

View: 9582

Invasion and Transformation examines the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire and transformations in political, social, cultural, and religious life in Mexico during the Conquest and the ensuing colonial period. In particular, contributors consider the ways in which the Conquest itself was remembered, both in its immediate aftermath and in later centuries. Was Moteuczoma really as weak as history portrayed him? As Susan D. Gillespie instead suggests in "Blaming Moteuczoma," the representation of Moteuczoma as a scapegoat for the Aztec defeat can be understood as a product of indigenous resistance and accommodation following the imposition of Spanish colonialism. Chapters address the various roles (real and imagined) of Moteuczoma, Cortés, and Malinche in the fall of the Aztecs; the representation of history in colonial art; and the complex cultural transformations that actually took place. Including full-color reproductions of seventeenth-century paintings of the Conquest, Invasion and Transformation will appeal to scholars and students of Latin American history and anthropology, art history, colonial literature, and transatlantic studies. Contributors include Rebecca P. Brienen, Louise M. Burkhart, Ximena Chávez Balderas, Constance Cortez, Viviana Diáz Balsera, Martha Few, Susan D. Gillespie, Margaret A. Jackson, Diana Magaloni Kerpel, Matthew Restall, Michael Schreffler.

Becoming Modern, Becoming Tradition

Women, Gender, and Representation in Mexican Art

Author: Adriana Zavala

Publisher: Penn State University Press


Category: Art

Page: 365

View: 428

"Explores the imagery of woman in Mexican art and visual culture. Examines how woman signified a variety of concepts, from modernity to authenticity and revolutionary social transformation, both before and after the Mexican Revolution"--Provided by publisher.

Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 331

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 3: Lagerkvist-Pontoppidan

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Dictionary of Literary Biograp

ISBN: 9780787681494

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 622

View: 5178

Reference Guide to World Literature: Authors

Author: Sara Pendergast,Tom Pendergast

Publisher: Detroit : St. James Press

ISBN: 9781558624917

Category: Literature

Page: 1730

View: 9032

Online version of the 2-vol. work issued by St. James Press, 2003, in series St. James reference guides.

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

View: 1909

Reference Guide to World Literature

Author: Lesley Henderson,Sarah M. Hall

Publisher: Saint James Press


Category: Authors

Page: 1520

View: 8624

Overviews of writers and works from the ancient Greeks through the 20th century, written by subject experts. Each author entry provides a detailed overview of the writer's life and works. Work entries cover a particular piece of world literature in detail.

Modern Spanish American Poets

Second series

Author: María Antonia Salgado

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 445

View: 825

This award-winning, multivolume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. The series systematically presents career biographies of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Entries are written by experts in the field and include detailed primary and secondary bibliographies and illustrations.

Contemporary world writers

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: St James Pr


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 686

View: 2682

Contains biographical and bibliographical information on 345 authors.