The Mexico City Reader

The Mexico City Reader The Mexico City Reader is an anthology of cronicas short texts that are a cross between literary essay and urban reportage about life in Mexico City today This is not the City of Palaces of yesteryear

Mexico City Mexico City, or the City of Mexico Spanish Ciudad de Mxico, American Spanish sju a e mexiko abbreviated as CDMX, Nahuatl languages ltep tl M xihco , is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America. Mexico City travel Mexico Lonely Planet Mexico City is, and has always been, the sun in the Mexican solar system Though much maligned in the past, these days the city is cleaning up its act Revamped public spaces are springing back to life, the culinary scene is exploding and a cultural renaissance is flourishing. Mexico City Best of Mexico City, Mexico Tourism Rising from the ruins of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, Mexico City offers a unique collision of contemporary city life and historic preservation World class museums, restaurants and parks rub shoulders with the remains of several cultures. THE BEST Things to Do in Mexico City with Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Mexico City, Mexico on TripAdvisor See , traveler reviews and photos of Mexico City tourist attractions Find what to do today, this weekend, or in December We have reviews of the best places to see in Mexico Mexico City Distrito Federal HISTORY Nov , Watch videoToday, Mexico City is the political, economic and social hub of Mexico and the largest metropolitan area in the Western Hemisphere. Mexico City Layout, People, Economy, Culture, History Mexico City, Nahuatl Mxico, Spanish Ciudad de Mxico or in full Ciudad de Mxico, D.F city and capital of Mexico, synonymous with the Federal District Distrito Federal D.F The St Regis Mexico City Mexico City SPG A commanding presence within the city s center, The St Regis Mexico City is ensconced in the sleek, story Torre Libertad It overlooks the Paseo de la Reforma in the heart of

  • Title: The Mexico City Reader
  • Author: Rubén Gallo Lorna Scott Fox
  • ISBN: 9780299197148
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mexico City Reader is an anthology of cronicas short texts that are a cross between literary essay and urban reportage about life in Mexico City today This is not the City of Palaces of yesteryear, but the vibrant, chaotic, anarchic city of the 1980s and 1990s the city of garbage mafias, corrupt ex presidents, and spectacular crime Taken together in all their vThe Mexico City Reader is an anthology of cronicas short texts that are a cross between literary essay and urban reportage about life in Mexico City today This is not the City of Palaces of yesteryear, but the vibrant, chaotic, anarchic city of the 1980s and 1990s the city of garbage mafias, corrupt ex presidents, and spectacular crime Taken together in all their variety, these texts form a mosiac of life in Mexico City Like the visitor wandering through the city streets, the reader should expect to be constantly surprised vibrant urban spaces in the world Like the streets of the city, The Mexico City Reader is brimming with life, crowded with flaneurs, flirtatious students, Indian dancers, food vendors, fortune tellers, political activists, and peasant protesters The writers include expert theorists a panoply of writers from Carlos Monsivais and Jorge Ibaguengoitia to Fabrizio Mejia Madrid and Juieta Garcia Gonzalez brought together precisely because they are experienced practitioners of the city.

    One thought on “The Mexico City Reader”

    1. I hate giving this book three stars, because the good chapters were five-star chapters. But the bad chapters were dry and academic, lacking completely all of the spark and color that attracts me to Mexico in the first place. Because of their density, the academic chapters outnumbered the good chapters, and therefore the whole book has to suffer with three stars. The highlights: --The chapter by the earthquake survivor who had to lie trapped under a slab next to her husband's decomposing body for [...]

    2. Overall, a very good anthology of diverse material on Mexico City. The focus on just the one city—the DF—is wise and unique: many readers/books would try to encompass all of Mexico or Mexican minorities or women in Mexico or whatever have you. But by narrowing the scope via geography and openly showcasing Mexico City as a geographical unit worthy of its own anthology (which it is, certainly) this book opens up many varied aspects of the locale from foodways to politics to history. Indeed, in [...]

    3. La ciudad de México y yo tenemos uno de esos romances para toda la vida a prueba de todo Y en el afán de conocer mas sobre el objeto de mi amor es que me encontré con este libro que debo decir termine consiguiendo de segunda mano del lago del gabacho porque aquí no lo encontraba por ningún lado. La recopilación de cuentos y ensayos de diferentes épocas por muy diversos autores fue maravillosa, empezo a subir de ritmo bastante bien pero hubo un momento que uno de los escritos (no quisiera [...]

    4. En el prólogo, y en el título, dice que este libro es mejor leerlo paseando, pero en mi caso todo fue de memoria: cosas que me pasaron y otras que nunca he vivido, cosas que son y otras que ya no.Las ciudades cambian a prisa.Hay algunas partes que están muy divertidas y otras que dan igual, hay una sobre el temblor especialmente triste y unas que en verdad me sorprendieron y me causaron shock, como una donde habla de ratas comiéndole la cara y los dedos a los bebés y otra de un colectivo ar [...]

    5. Stories Read:"Zona Rosa, 1965" - Vicente Lenero"Division del Norte" - Julieta Garcia Gonzalez"The Metro" - Juan Villoro"Voyage to the Cneter of the City" - Ricardo Garibay"The Metro: A Voyage to the End of the Squeeze" - Carlos Monsivais"Armondo's Tortas" - Jorge Ibarguengoitia"Call the Doctor" - Jorge Ibarguengoitia"Who's There" - Jorge Ibarguengoitia"Nightlife" - Carlos Monsivais"SEMEFO: The Morgue" - Cuauhetemoc Medina

    6. The anthology is really varied: from excellent pieces to less interesting ones. Some favorites: Julieta Garcia Gonzalez's "Division del Norte," Gonzalo Celorio's "Mexico, City of Paper."

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *