Fictions of Totality: The Mexican Novel, 1968, and the National-popular State
The Mexican government's brutal repression of the Student Movement of 1968 in the infamous Massacre of Tlatelolco exposed and exacerbated a serious crisis of political legitimacy. This study examines the cultural impact of this watershed event through historically contextualized readings of five paradigmatic novels: Carlos Fuentes' ""La region mas transparente"" (1958), Fernando del Paso's ""Jose Trigo"" (1966), Maria Luisa Mendoza's ""Con El, conmigo, con nosotros tres"" (1971), Jorge Aguilar Mora's ""Si muero lejos de ti"" (1979), and Hector Aguilar Camin's ""Morir en el golfo"" (1986).
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Aguilar Camin's Alberto Moreiras Altagracia analysis appears chapter characters Cienfuegos Cienfuegos's coherence construction context crisis Cristero Rebellion Cristiada critical critique cuerpo cultural defined Delfina describes Diaz dominant Dziadeck economic emphasis events of 1968 fiction force Fuentes Fuentes's novel Gamio genre Gladys Garcia government's había hombre identity ideology integration Intermitencias Ixca Jean Meyer José Jose Trigo Latin American limits Lorenzo Meyer Luciano Manuel massacre Mendoza's novel Mesopotamia mestizo Mexicanist Mexico City Morir narrative narrator narrator's neoliberal Nonoalco-Tlatelolco Octavio Paz oil boom ojos orphans parody Paso's novel passage Paz's poem PEMEX Pizarro Plaza pleonasm political portrayal portrays post-Revolutionary Poza Rica produced railroad workers reader reference region mas transparente representation represents reveals Revolution Revolutionary Robles Robles's Rojano sangre social story Student Movement subjectivity sublime sustain teleology text's tion Tlatelolco Tlatelolco massacre totalizing novel totalizing thought train yards trajectory ultimately vida violence writing Yoris Yoris's Zamacona