The Life and Times of Mexico (Paperback)Earl Shorris (author)
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The Life and Times of Mexico is a grand narrative driven by 3,000 years of history: the Indian world, the Spanish invasion, Independence, the 1910 Revolution, the tragic lives of workers in assembly plants along the border, and the experiences of millions of Mexicans who live in the United States. Mexico is seen here as if it were a person, but in the Aztec way; the mind, the heart, the winds of life; and on every page there are portraits and stories: artists, shamans, teachers, a young Maya political leader; the rich few and the many poor. Earl Shorris is ingenious at finding ways to tell this story: prostitutes in the Plaza Loreto launch the discussion of economics; we are taken inside two crucial elections as Mexico struggles toward democracy; we watch the creation of a popular "telenovela" and meet the country's greatest living intellectual. The result is a work of magnificent scope and profound insight into the divided soul of Mexico.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Number of pages: 800
Weight: 859 g
Dimensions: 208 x 142 x 56 mm
"Magisterial and intimate, panoramic and close up, historical and novelistic, The Life and Times of Mexico is a magnum opus in every sense, the peak but not the end of Shorris's long career of interpreting the otherness that lives alongside and inside our borders." -- Ronald Christ - The New Mexican
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