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Magic Lantern : Having a Ball and Christmas Eve (00 Edition)

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José Tomas de Cuéllar (1830-1894) was a Mexican writer noted for his sharp sense of humor and gift for caricature. Having a Ball and Christmas Eve are two novellas written in the costumbrista style, made popular in the mid-nineteenth century by the periodical press in which these sketches of contemporary manners were first published. The stories are a sensitive reflection of the effects of modernization brought by an authoritarian regime dedicated to order and progress.

Christmas Eve describes a volatile middle class in which people pursue pleasure and entertainment without regard to morality. Having a Ball depicts women and their dedication to fashion. It is through them that Cuellar examines a society susceptible to foreign values, the importation of which radically altered the face of Mexico and its traditional customs.

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Jose Tomas de Cuellar (1830-1894) was a Mexican writer noted for his sharp sense of humour and gift for caricature. "Having a Ball" and "Christmas Eve" are two novellas written in the costumbrista style, made popular in the mid-19th century by the periodical press.

Synopsis:

José Tomas de Cuéllar (1830-1894) was a Mexican writer noted for his sharp sense of humor and gift for caricature. Having a Ball and Christmas Eve are two novellas written in the costumbrista style, made popular in the mid-nineteenth century by the periodical press in which these sketches of contemporary manners were first published. The stories are a sensitive reflection of the effects of modernization brought by an authoritarian regime dedicated to order and progress.

Christmas Eve describes a volatile middle class in which people pursue pleasure and entertainment without regard to morality. Having a Ball depicts women and their dedication to fashion. It is through them that Cuellar examines a society susceptible to foreign values, the importation of which radically altered the face of Mexico and its traditional customs.

About the Author

Margaret Carson has translated the work of several Spanish writers and won the 1994 Endowment Fund award from the American Literary Translators Association. Margo Glantz is Professor of Literature at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and is former Director of The Fine Arts Institute of Mexico. She is a well-known literary critic, the award-winning author of several novels, and the first woman to be inducted into the Mexican Academy of Letters.

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ISBN:
9780195115031
Translator:
Carson, Margaret B.
Editor:
Glantz, Margo
Translator:
Carson, Margaret B.
Editor:
Glantz, Margo
Author:
null, Margo
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Glantz, Margo
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de, Jose Tomas
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null, Margaret
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De Cuellar, Jose Tomas
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Cuellar, Jose Tomas De
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null, Jose Tomas
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Carson, Margaret
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Villasana, Jose Maria
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Spanish & Portuguese
Subject:
Cuellar, Jose Tomas de
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Latin American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Library of Latin America (Paperback)
Series Volume:
28
Publication Date:
20001131
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 halftones and line illus
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3 x 0.5 in 0.55 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Jose Tomas de Cuellar (1830-1894) was a Mexican writer noted for his sharp sense of humour and gift for caricature. "Having a Ball" and "Christmas Eve" are two novellas written in the costumbrista style, made popular in the mid-19th century by the periodical press.
"Synopsis" by , José Tomas de Cuéllar (1830-1894) was a Mexican writer noted for his sharp sense of humor and gift for caricature. Having a Ball and Christmas Eve are two novellas written in the costumbrista style, made popular in the mid-nineteenth century by the periodical press in which these sketches of contemporary manners were first published. The stories are a sensitive reflection of the effects of modernization brought by an authoritarian regime dedicated to order and progress.

Christmas Eve describes a volatile middle class in which people pursue pleasure and entertainment without regard to morality. Having a Ball depicts women and their dedication to fashion. It is through them that Cuellar examines a society susceptible to foreign values, the importation of which radically altered the face of Mexico and its traditional customs.

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