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Mexican Postcards

Carlos Monsivais

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ISBN 10: 0860916049 / ISBN 13: 9780860916048
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Paperback. 228 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 0.7in.Carlos Monsivis is one of Latin Americas most prescient and prolific social commentators. In this, the first English translation of his work, he presents an extraordinary chronicle of contemporary life south of the Rio Grande, which ranges over pop music, Latino hip hop, film stars such as Cantinflas and Dolores del Rio, the writer Juan Rulfo, life on the border with the United States, boleros and melodrama. Monsiviss chronicles are theoretically informed but are crammed with people rather than abstractions. They make points of deadly seriousness in a voice which is laconic, satirical and humorous, and which is often written in the register of his subjects. Monsivis draws on a deep understanding of Mexicos cultural historiespopular, mass and highand notes the fascinating ways in which they interact to transform each other. The conflicts between Mexican and North American culture and between modern and traditional ways of life are constant themes of his investigations. A dazzling mixture of reportage, narrative and biting social criticism, Mexican Postcardsis certain to establish Monsiviss rightful place in the pantheon of Latin Americas greatest writers. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. N° de ref. de la librería 9780860916048

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Título: Mexican Postcards

Editorial: Verso

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro: New

Tipo de libro: Paperback

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Carlos Monsiváis is one of Latin America’s most prescient and prolific social commentators. In this, the first English translation of his work, he presents an extraordinary chronicle of contemporary life south of the Rio Grande, which ranges over pop music, Latino hip hop, film stars such as Cantinflas and Dolores del Rio, the writer Juan Rulfo, life on the border with the United States, boleros and melodrama.

Monsiváis’s chronicles are theoretically informed but are crammed with people rather than abstractions. They make points of deadly seriousness in a voice which is laconic, satirical and humorous, and which is often written in the register of his subjects. Monsiváis draws on a deep understanding of Mexico’s cultural histories—popular, mass and high—and notes the fascinating ways in which they interact to transform each other. The conflicts between Mexican and North American culture and between modern and traditional ways of life are constant themes of his investigations.

A dazzling mixture of reportage, narrative and biting social criticism, Mexican Postcards is certain to establish Monsiváis’s rightful place in the pantheon of Latin America’s greatest writers.

About the Author:

Carlos Monsiváis is the author of Mexican Postcards, Lost Love, Scenes of Frivolity and Shame, Free Entry and The Rituals of Chaos.

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