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Mexican Postcards (Critical Studies in Latin American & Iberian Culture)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

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Synopsis:

In this first translation in book form of his work, Latin American social commentator Carlos Monsivais presents an extraordinary chronicle of contemporary life south of the Rio Grande, ranging over subjects as various as Latino hip hop, Dolores del Rio, boleros, and melodrama. Monsivais's chronicles are laconic and satirical, taking as a constant theme the conflicts between Mexican and North American culture and between modern and traditional ways of life.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780860916048
Translator:
Kraniauskas, John
Author:
Kraniauskas, John
Author:
Monsivais Carlos
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Mexico Civilization 20th century.
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Critical Studies in Latin American and Iberian Culture
Series Volume:
173
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in 0.6938 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In this first translation in book form of his work, Latin American social commentator Carlos Monsivais presents an extraordinary chronicle of contemporary life south of the Rio Grande, ranging over subjects as various as Latino hip hop, Dolores del Rio, boleros, and melodrama. Monsivais's chronicles are laconic and satirical, taking as a constant theme the conflicts between Mexican and North American culture and between modern and traditional ways of life.
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