A New Time for Mexico

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University of California Press, Nov 3, 1997 - History - 226 pages
Fuentes's bold and timely study discusses the origins and nature of the tumultuous events that have recently transformed Mexican politics and society. The rebellion in Chiapas, a rash of assassinations, the break between Presidents Salinas and Zedillo, the continual struggle for democratic self-rule: These and other developments are addressed by one of Mexico's wisest, most influential commentators.
 

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A NEW TIME FOR MEXICO

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Desultory essays, mostly uninspired, on Mexico, following closely behind the noted author's execrable roman it clef Diana (1995). Updating his Tiempo Mexicano (Mexican Time), a vigorous examination of ... Read full review

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The publisher would have potential readers believe that this is a "vivid report on Mexico's recent political crises--and future hopes." In reality, these portraits by Fuentes, Mexico's notable man of ... Read full review

Contents

MEXICO The Face of Creation
3
ON MEXICAN TIME Kierkegaard in the Pink Zone
15
INDIAN MEXICO A Trip to the Center of the Origin
24
REVOLUTIONARY MEXICO History Out of Chaos
35
AGRARIAN MEXICO The Death of Rubén Jaramillo
45
THE MEXICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM Seeds and Ruins
60
THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY A Diary of 1994
86
HAPPY NEW YEAR A Lament for 1995
128
SO FAR FROM GOD Mexico and the United States
159
RETURN TO ROOTS Home in Veracruz
180
MY SPANISH HERITAGE
191
CONCLUSION AND CODA Mexican Tempi
200
Index
217
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Carlos Fuentes, Mexico's leading novelist, is also an essayist and writer of screenplays as well as political commentary. Trained as a lawyer, he was Mexico's ambassador to France in the 1970s. Among his many novels are Terra Nostra, The Death of Artemio Cruz, The Old Gringo and Christopher Unborn.

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