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Battles in the Desert Other Stories

Author : José Emilio Pacheco
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Intense, despairing accounts of life in Mexico City.

Chronicles

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Refried Elvis

Author : Eric Zolov
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"This book traces the history of rock 'n' roll in Mexico and the rise of the native countercultural movement La Onda (the wave). This story frames the most significant crisis of Mexico's postrevolution period: the student-led protests in 1968 and the government-orchestrated massacre that put an end to the movement".--BOOKJACKET.

Lives and Moments

Author : Hans A. Ostrom
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Translation Review

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Selected Stories

Author : Adolfo Bioy Casares
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A collection of short stories that blend love and fantasy to create probing fiction marked by ironic twists

Mexico 1995

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Describes the attractions of each region of Mexico and includes practical travel information

Hispanic Writers

Author : Bryan Ryan
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Includes biographaphical and bibliographical information for over four hundred twentieth writers of Hispanic decent

Fourteen Hills

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The Confessions of Caliban and Other Stories

Author : Nigel Sellars
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From the depths of outer space to the tight spaces of the inner mind, the short stories in this collection range from the confessions of a Shakespearian monster, to the rantings of a serial killer who exists outside time and space, and to the bemused thoughts of a man whose world is literally falling apart around him. Moving from the humorous The World, the Flesh, and Maxwell Harrison to the horrific Melissa's Bear and the cautionary Priorities, the Confession of Caliban and Other Stories seeks to go beyond the average science fiction or fantasy story and explore human experiences in a variety of writing styles, from the traditional to the experimental. Whether you come away with a smirk, a smile, or a decided chill up your spine, you will find these short stories an unforgettable experience.

City of Memory and Other Poems

Author : Jose Emilio Pacheco
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"Includes full texts of Miro la tierra and Ciudad de la memoria, translated by Lauer and Steele, respectively. Useful translators' prefaces, introduction, biographical note on author. En face. Major themes are Mexico City and the 1985 earthquake. Effective translations; very different styles of Lauer and Steele offer an interesting tool for teaching"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

One Arm and Other Stories

Author : Tennessee Williams
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Eleven short stories, representing Williams' early fiction, provide insight into his compassion for the human condition

Short Story Index

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Phantom Memories

Author : Isela Ocegueda
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A Russian Doll Other Stories

Author : Adolfo Bioy Casares
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This collection of traditional and experimental stories by Argentinian novelist Bioy Casares ( The Adventures of a Photographer in La Plata ) offers sophisticated, seamless prose, as well as magical realism and biting political satire. - Publishers Weekly A Russian Doll and Other Stories is the ninth collection of short fiction by one of this century's premier Argentinian writers who, with his fellow countrymen Julio Cortázar and Jorge Luis Borges, helped change the world's perception of Latin American literature. Bioy Casares's narratives are elegant and urbane, his style precise and streamlined, as he paces his characters through seriocomic traps of fate––ensnared by love, impelled by lust, ambition, or plain greed, even metamorphosed by pharmaceuticals. These are not stories in a psychological mode but like the image of the Russian doll of the title piece are carefully wrought congeries of intractable selves within selves.

Contemporary World Writers

Author : Tracy
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Contains biographical and bibliographical "information on some 340 living writers from over 60 countries whose work has, at least in part, been translated into English."--Preface, p. vii.

Problems in Modern Mexican History

Author : William H. Beezley
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Mexicans, since national independence, have defined their challenges as problems or dimensions in their lives. They have faced these issues alone or with others through politics, security (the military, police, or even public health squads), religion, family, and popular groups. This unique reader collects documents—texts, visuals, videos, and sounds—from organizational reports, popular expressions, and ephemeral creations to express these concerns, reveal responses, and measure successes. They allow readers to consider and discuss how these documents enabled Mexicans to evaluate their history and culture from 1810 to the present. Offering a wide variety of materials that can be tailored to the needs of individual instructors, these rich sources will ​stimulate critical thinking and give students new insights and often surprising respect and understanding for the ways Mexicans have managed to find humor, even magic, in their lives.

The Facts on File Companion to World Poetry

Author : R. Victoria Arana
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Hispanic New York

Author : Claudio Iván Remeseira
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People referred to as Hispanics or Latinos have been part and parcel of New York since the beginning of the city's history. Hispanic New York is the first anthology to offer a comprehensive view of this multifaceted heritage. Claudio Ivan Remeseira makes a compelling case for New York as a paradigm of the country's Latinoization, mixing primary sources with scholarly and journalistic essays on history, demography, racial and ethnic studies, music, art history, literature, linguistics, and religion. "Anyone who reads this book will see with new clarity that the notion of a sharp boundary between `Anglo' and `Hispanic' America is a fantasy that should have been dispensed with long ago. Hispanic Americans have emerged as leading figures in all sectors of American life, while some of our major cities, have become indisputable centers of Hispanic culture. In this book, Claudio Ivan Remeseira makes a passionate case that, of all cities in the United States, none has contributed more to creative ferment than Walt Whitman's beloved city of New York. " From the Foreword by Andrew Delhanco "This fine sourcebook takes us on a lively, thoughtful tour of a city that many, writers, artists, and cultural historians have long known but have found hard to define. With a breadth of vision that reminds us America is two continents, Remeseira has gathered a prime selection of writers and thinkers to present a kaleidoscopic, complex whole. Hispanic New York emerges as a hybrid space, a juncture where Hispanics, Latinos, Latin Americans, or any other nation-specific name they choose to call themselves may understand their past and transform it into new cultural forms." Surana Torrualla Leval, Director Emerita, El Museo del Barrio "With a keen journalistic eye, a historian's Curiosity, and a passion for New York, Remeseira expertly portrays the nuanced stories of Hispanics in this very Latin city. Selections provide new insights and perspectives on how this metropolis of the North has been pivotal in much of the history of Latin America and the Caribbean. Remeseira's sourcebook reveals and explains this history and firmly situates New York City as an important focal point in the arts and culture of all Hispanics and Latinos.

The Development of Mexico s Tourism Industry

Author : D. Berger
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Berger argues that tourism was forged by Mexico's government in 1928 as the cornerstone of state-led modernization programmes. Berger presents tourism as the leading and influential facet of the post-revolutionary modernization programme. She also examines how tourism fostered nationalism and unity, and emerged as a new form of foreign diplomacy.