THE LABYRINTH OF SOLITUDE THE OTHER MEXICO RETURN TO THE LABYRINTH OF SOLITUDE MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES THE PHILANTHROPIC OGRE

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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 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

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

Mexico

Author : Enrique Krauze
ISBN : 0060929170
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

Public Library Catalog

Author : Juliette Yaakov
ISBN : 0824210395
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Death And The Idea Of Mexico

Author : Claudio Lomnitz
ISBN : 1890951544
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The history of Mexico's fearless intimacy with death--the elevation of death to the center of national identity.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Plain In Flames

Author : Juan Rulfo
ISBN : 0292743858
Genre : Fiction
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Juan Rulfo is one of the most important writers of twentieth-century Mexico, though he wrote only two books—the novel Pedro Páramo (1955) and the short story collection El llano en llamas (1953). First translated into English in 1967 as The Burning Plain, these starkly realistic stories create a psychologically acute portrait of poverty and dignity in the countryside at a time when Mexico was undergoing rapid industrialization following the upheavals of the Revolution. According to Ilan Stavans, the stories' "depth seems almost inexhaustible: with a few strokes, Rulfo creates a complex human landscape defined by desolation. These stories are lessons in morality. . . . They are also astonishing examples of artistic distillation." To introduce a new generation of readers to Rulfo's unsurpassable literary talents, this new translation repositions the collection as a classic of world literature. Working from the definitive Spanish edition of El llano en llamas established by the Fundación Juan Rulfo, Ilan Stavans and co-translator Harold Augenbram present fresh translations of the original fifteen stories, as well as two more stories that have not appeared in English before—"The Legacy of Matilde Arcángel" and "The Day of the Collapse." The translators have artfully preserved the author's "peasantisms," in appreciation of the distinctive voices of his characters. Such careful, elegiac rendering of the stories perfectly suits Rulfo's Mexico, in which people on the edge of despair nonetheless retain a sense of self, of integrity that will not be taken away.
Category: Fiction