Synopses & Reviews
This volume gathers for the first time Mena's stones written between 1913 and 1931 and published originally in such magazines as Century, American and Cosmopolitan. In her short fiction Mena portrays life in Mexico both before and during the Revolution of 1910 in stories that depict tradition and upheaval, class hierarchy and social customs under Porfido Diaz, the changing roles of women, the influences of Spain and the United States, and the effects of capitalism and modernization. These intriguing narratives open a window on Mexico's past, and their underlying themes remain relevant to readers today.
Fiction. Latina/Latino Studies. Mena's stories, written between 1913 and 1931, portray life in Mexico before and during the Revolution of 1910 in stories that depict class hierarchy and social customs under Porfirio Daz, the changing roles of women, the influences of Spain and the United States, and the effects of capitalism and modernization.
Table of Contents
The gold vanity set -- John of God, the Water-Carrier -- The emotions of Marâia Concepciâon -- The education of Popo -- The birth of the god of war -- Doäna Rita's rivals -- The vine-leaf -- The sorcerer and General Bisco -- Marriage by miracle -- The soul of Hilda Brunel -- A son of the tropics.