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

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

Understanding Octavio Paz

Author : Jose Quiroga
ISBN : 1570032637
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this comprehensive examination of the work of Octavio Paz - winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature and Mexico's important literary and cultural figure - Jose Quiroga presents an analysis of Paz's writings in light of works by and about him. Combining broad erudition with scholarly attention to detail, Quiroga views Paz's work as an open narrative that explores the relationships between the poet, his readers and his time.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Luis Leal Reader

Author : Luis Leal
ISBN : 9780810124189
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since his first publication in 1942, Luis Leal has likely done more than any other writer or scholar to foster a critical appreciation of Mexican, Chicano, and Latin American literature and culture. This volume, bringing together a representative selection of Leal’s writings from the past sixty years, is at once a wide-ranging introduction to the most influential scholar of Latino literature and a critical history of the field as it emerged and developed through the twentieth century. Instrumental in establishing Mexican literary studies in the United States, Leal’s writings on the topic are especially instructive, ranging from essays on the significance of symbolism, culture, and history in early Chicano literature to studies of the more recent use of magical realism and of individual New Mexican, Tejano, and Mexican authors such as Juan Rulfo, Carlos Fuentes, José Montoya, and Mariano Azuela. Clearly and cogently written, these writings bring to bear an encyclopedic knowledge, a deep understanding of history and politics, and an unparalleled command of the aesthetics of storytelling, from folklore to theory. This collection affords readers the opportunity to consider—or reconsider—Latino literature under the deft guidance of its greatest reader.
Category: Literary Criticism

Latin American Women Writers

Author : Myriam Yvonne Jehenson
ISBN : 9781438407852
Genre : History
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This book describes how Latin-American women writers of all classes, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, ironize masculinist, classicist, and racist cliches in their narratives.
Category: History

Moderne Kunst In Mexiko

Author : Kirsten Einfeldt
ISBN : 9783839415030
Genre : Art
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Anhand zentraler Werke von Künstlern und Architekten wie Diego Rivera, Luis Barragán und Mathias Goeritz geht Kirsten Einfeldt den Einflüssen zeitgenössischer Identitätsdiskurse auf Kunst im öffentlichen Raum in Mexiko nach. Neben Skulpturen und Wandbildern der 1950er bis 1980er Jahre ist die Konzeptkunst zahlreicher Kollektive aus der Zeit der mexikanischen Studentenbewegung Gegenstand der Untersuchung. Die Studie wertet Archivmaterial aus und basiert auf einer Feldforschung der Autorin sowie auf zahlreichen Interviews mit Künstlern, Kritikern, Historikern und anderen Experten und bietet damit erstmalig einen Überblick über die öffentliche Kunst der mexikanischen Moderne.
Category: Art

Surrealism In Latin America

Author : Dawn Ades
ISBN : 9781606061176
Genre : Art
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This collection of essays—the first major account of surrealism in Latin America that covers both literary and visual production—explores the role the movement played in the construction and recuperation of cultural identities and the ways artists and writers contested, embraced, and adapted surrealist ideas and practices. Surrealism in Latin America provides new Latin American–centric scholarship, not only about surrealism’s impact on the region but also about the region’s impact on surrealism. It reconsiders the relation between art and anthropology, casts new light on the aesthetics of “primitivism,” and makes a strong case for Latin American artists and writers as the inheritors of a movement that effectively went underground after World War II. In so doing, it expands our understanding of important, fascinating figures who are less well known than their counterparts active in Europe and New York. Deriving from a conference held at the Getty Research Institute, the book is rich in new materials drawn from the GRI’s diverse Mexican and South American surrealist collections, which include the archives of Vicente Huidobro, Enrique Gómez-Correa, César Moro, Enrique Lihn, and Emilio Westphalen.
Category: Art

Mexico From Independence To Revolution 1810 1910

Author : William Dirk Raat
ISBN : 0803289049
Genre : History
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The first classroom reader devoted exclusively to nineteeth-century Mexican history, this volume brings together twenty-six essays and primary documents treating Mexico's Age of Caudillos. The readings—many by Mexican politicians, historians, and commentators and available here in English for the first time—are organized into four groups representing major eras in the early national development of Mexico: Independence, the age of Santa Anna, La Reforma and the French Intervention, and the Porfiriato. The selections range from autobiography to political and economic history, from the history of ideas to philosophy and social history. The interpretive essays represent both traditional and revisionist views, while the primary materials comprise both political documents and contemporary personal accounts.
Category: History

Hotel Mexico

Author : George F. Flaherty
ISBN : 9780520291072
Genre : History
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In 1968, Mexico prepared to host the Olympic games amid growing civil unrest. The spectacular sports facilities and urban redevelopment projects built by the government in Mexico City mirrored the country’s rapid but uneven modernization. In the same year, a street-savvy democratization movement led by students emerged in the city. Throughout the summer, the ‘68 Movement staged protests underscoring a widespread sense of political disenfranchisement. Just ten days before the Olympics began, nearly three hundred student protestors were massacred by the military in a plaza at the core of a new public housing complex. In spite of institutional denial and censorship, the 1968 massacre remains a touchstone in contemporary Mexican culture thanks to the public memory work of survivors and Mexico’s leftist intelligentsia. In this highly original study of the afterlives of the ’68 Movement, George F. Flaherty explores how urban spaces—material but also literary, photographic, and cinematic—became an archive of 1968, providing a framework for de facto modes of justice for years to come.
Category: History

Cinema Of Solitude

Author : Charles Ramírez Berg
ISBN : 9780292791923
Genre : Performing Arts
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La crisis, a period of political and economic turmoil in Mexico that began in the late 1960s, spawned a new era in Mexican cinema. Known as el Nuevo Cine (the New Cinema), these films presented alienated characters caught in a painful transition period in which old family, gender, and social roles have ceased to function without being replaced by viable new ones. These are the films explored by Charles Ramírez Berg in Cinema of Solitude, the first book-length critical study of Mexican cinema in English. Berg discusses the major films and filmmakers of el Nuevo Cine in depth. He analyzes dozens of commercial movies, from popular comedies and adventures to award-winning films. Introductory chapters address the issue of mexicanidad (Mexican national identity) and outline Mexican history, the history of film as popular culture and as a leading national industry, and the ideological dynamics of Mexican cinema. In thematically arranged chapters, Berg investigates the images of women, men, and social structures portrayed in New Cinema films. He finds that women characters have begun to reject traditional stereotypes for more positive images, while male characters have grown ambiguous and undefined as machismo is abandoned. Other chapters trace the continuing marginalization of Indians in Mexican culture, the changes in male dominance within the family, and the disruptive social and economic effects caused by migration. For everyone interested in Mexican culture as reflected in its major cinematic productions, as well as students of film theory and national cinemas, this book will be important reading.
Category: Performing Arts