Life and Times of Mexico

ISBN-10: 0393327671
ISBN-13: 9780393327670
Edition: N/A
Authors: Earl Shorris
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Description: A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2004: "A work of scope and profound insight into the divided soul of Mexico."History Today The Life and Times of Mexico is a grand narrative driven by 3,000 years of history: the Indian world, the Spanish  More...

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List price: $29.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2004: "A work of scope and profound insight into the divided soul of Mexico."History Today The Life and Times of Mexico is a grand narrative driven by 3,000 years of history: the Indian world, the Spanish invasion, Independence, the 1910 Revolution, the tragic lives of workers in assembly plants along the border, and the experiences of millions of Mexicans who live in the United States. Mexico is seen here as if it were a person, but in the Aztec waythe mind, the heart, the winds of lifeand on every page there are portraits and stories: artists, shamans, teachers, a young Maya political leaderthe rich few and the many poor. Earl Shorris is ingenious at finding ways to tell this story: prostitutes in the Plaza Loreto launch the discussion of economics; we are taken inside two crucial elections as Mexico struggles toward democracy; we watch the creation of a popular "telenovela" and meet the country's greatest living intellectual. The result is a work of magnificent scope and profound insight into the divided soul of Mexico. 3 maps, 32 pages of illustrations.

Earl Shorris, author of many works of fiction & nonfiction, lives in New York & San Francisco.

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