The Life and Times of Mexico
By (author) Earl Shorris
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Life and Times of Mexico by Earl Shorris
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393327670
(208mm x 142mm x 56mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Earl Shorris
Art of Freedom, Hardback (January 2013)
A conversation in a prison cell sparks an ambitious undertaking to attack the roots of long-term poverty.
Politics of Heaven, Hardback (September 2007)
An unsettling account of the events, ideas, and minds behind the nameless political movement that governs America today.
Riches for the Poor, Paperback (August 2003)
"You've been cheated," Earl Shorris tells a classroom of poor people in New York City.
Latinos, Paperback (August 2001)» View all books by Earl Shorris
"Brilliant... A loving and detailed celebration of a diverse, beautiful and often astounding people."-Laurence Gonzales, Chicago Tribune
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Author Biography - Earl Shorris
Earl Shorris (1936-2012) is the author of many works of both fiction and non-fiction including Latinos, Under the Fifth Sun, In the Language of Kings, and Riches for the Poor. He was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Clinton for his founding of the Clemente Course in the Humanities(R), Inc.
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