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The Labyrinth Of Solitude

Author : Octavio Paz
ISBN : 080215042X
Genre : History
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Examines Mexican character and culture, pre-Columbian societies, and relations between Mexico and the United States
Category: History

The Cambridge History Of Latin America

Author : Leslie Bethell
ISBN : 0521495946
Genre : History
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This volume discusses trends in twentieth-century Latin American literature, philosophy, art, music, and popular culture.
Category: History

The Labyrinth Of Solitude

Author : Octavio Paz
ISBN : 0140189564
Genre : Mexico
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Winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature, this is Mexican poet and essayist Octavio Paz's analysis of his country's history and psyche and of United States-Mexican relations. This enlarged edition of The Labyrinth of Solitude contains the new texts that complete the book and bring it up to date. These include The Other Mexico which, written in response to the government massacre of three hundred students in the plaza of Tlatelolco in Mexico City, is at once a postscript and a revision of The Labyrinth of Solitude, Mexico and the United States and The Philanthropic Ogre. Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude, is an interview with Claude Fell in which Paz takes a new look at his work
Category: Mexico

The Other Mexico Critique Of The Pyramid

Author : Octavio Paz
ISBN : 0394177738
Genre : History
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Examines the historical development of the character and culture of modern Mexico, paying special attention to recent political unrest
Category: History


Author : Enrique Krauze
ISBN : 9780062285263
Genre : History
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The concentration of power in the caudillo (leader) is as much a formative element of Mexican culture and politics as the historical legacy of the Aztec emperors, Cortez, the Spanish Crown, the Mother Church and the mixing of the Spanish and Indian population into a mestizo culture. Krauze shows how history becomes biography during the century of caudillos from the insurgent priests in 1810 to Porfirio and the Revolution in 1910. The Revolutionary era, ending in 1940, was dominated by the lives of seven presidents -- Madero, Zapata, Villa, Carranza, Obregon, Calles and Cardenas. Since 1940, the dominant power of the presidency has continued through years of boom and bust and crisis. A major question for the modern state, with today's president Zedillo, is whether that power can be decentralized, to end the cycles of history as biographies of power.
Category: History

Pedro P Ramo

Author : Juan Rulfo
ISBN : 0292771215
Genre : Fiction
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Beseeched by his dying mother to locate his father, Pedro Paramo, whom they fled from years ago, Juan Preciado sets out for Comala. Comala is a town alive with whispers and shadows--a place seemingly populated only by memory and hallucinations. 49 photos.
Category: Fiction

Alternating Current

Author : Octavio Paz
ISBN : 1559701366
Genre : Poetry
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In an incisive volume of essays, the Nobel laureate reflects on the author's credo as an artist and poet, the sixties drug culture, modern atheism, politics, and ethics. Reprint.
Category: Poetry

The Rigoberta Mench Controversy

Author : Arturo Arias
ISBN : 0816636257
Genre : Political Science
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Guatemalan indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchu first came to international prominence following the 1983 publication of her memoir, I, Rigoberta Menchu, which chronicled in compelling detail the violence and misery that she and her people suffered during her country's brutal civil war. The book focused world attention on Guatemala and led to her being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. In 1999, a book by David Stoll challenged the veracity of key details in Menchu's account, generating a storm of controversy. Journalists and scholars squared off regarding whether Menchu had lied about her past and, if so, what that would mean about the larger truths revealed in her book. In The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy, Arturo Arias has assembled a casebook that offers a balanced perspective on the debate. The first section of this volume collects the primary documents -- newspaper articles, interviews, and official statements -- in which the debate raged, many translated into English for the first time. In the second section, a distinguished group of international scholars assesses the political, historical, and cultural contexts of the debate, and considers its implications for such issues as the "culture wars", historical truth, and the politics of memory. Also included is a new essay by David Stoll in which he responds to his critics.
Category: Political Science

Return To Labyrinth

Author : Jake T. Forbes
ISBN : 1427816875
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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For years, Jareth's goblin minions have kept watch over Toby, preparing him for the day when he will return and take his place as Jareth's heir, but when Toby must navigate the Labyrinth on his own, he is not prepared for the consequences.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels