Mexican Postcards

ISBN-10: 0860916049
ISBN-13: 9780860916048
Edition: 1997
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Description: In this book Monsivais presents an extraordinary chronicle of contemporary life in Mexico. It is an accessible and entertaining mixture of reportage, humour and biting social criticism.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 5/17/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

In this book Monsivais presents an extraordinary chronicle of contemporary life in Mexico. It is an accessible and entertaining mixture of reportage, humour and biting social criticism.

Introduction: Critical Closeness: The Chronicle-Essays of Carlos Monsivais
Mexico 1890-1976: High Contrast, Still Life
Identity Hour or, What Photos Would You Take of the Endless City?
Tradition Hour
Dancing: The Funky Dive
Yes, Nor Do the Dead Speak, Unfortunately: Juan Rulfo
Dolores del Rio: The Face as Institution
Cantinflas: That's the Point!
Tin Tan: The Pachuco
The Boy Fidencio and the Roads to Ecstasy
Millenarianisms in Mexico: From Cabora to Chiapas
'Red News': The Crime Pages in Mexico
Bolero: A History
Epilogue: A New Catechism for Reluctant Indians
Index

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