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Author: Claire Brewster
Publisher: The University of Arizona Press
Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 265 pages.
Condition: Looks unread.
Dust Jacket: Light shelf wear.
Contents: Regarded as among modern Mexico’s foremost creative writers, Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, Carlos Monsiváis, and Elena Poniatowska are also esteemed as analyzers of society, critics of public officials, and both molders and mirrors of public opinion. This book offers a reading of Mexican current affairs from 1968 to 1995 through a comparative study of these four writers’ political work. In hundreds of articles, essays, and comments published in the Mexican press-Excélsior, La Cultura en México, La Jornada, Proceso, and many other publications-these writers tackled current affairs as events unfolded. Yet the lack of detailed examination of their contributions in the press has left a gap in our understanding of their vital role in raising awareness of national concerns as they were happening. Indexed.