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Survivors in Mexico [electronic resource] /
Rebecca West ; edited and introduced by Bernard Schweizer.
New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c2003.
xxx, 264 p. ; 25 cm.
0300098863 (alk. paper)
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New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c2003.
0300098863 (alk. paper)
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Mexico City I -- Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo -- Leon Trotsky -- Mexico City II -- Race Relations I -- Chapultepec I -- Anthropological Museum I -- Aztec Society -- Anthropological Museum II -- Chapultepec II -- Juan de Zummáraga -- Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain -- Minerals and Mines -- Hernán Cortés -- Doña Marina -- Religion and Sorcery -- Quetzalcoatl -- Montezuma -- Tenochtitlán -- Race Relations II -- Cuauhtémoc -- Dr. Atl I -- Elie and Elisée Reclus -- Dr. Atl II -- Revolution -- Dr. Atl III -- Benito Mussolini -- Dr. Atl IV.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-254) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Rebecca West (1892-1983) wrote prolifically through most of the twentieth century. Her first novel, The Return of the Soldier (1918), is the only novel by a major woman writer to deal with World War I experiences. West wrote additional novels, journalistic studies of the Nazi war crimes trials in Nuremberg, and a travel memoir/historical meditation on Yugoslavia, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, for which she is best known. Bernard Schweizer is assistant professor of English at Long Island University (Brooklyn)
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Bowker Data Service Summary
This account of Mexico was never completed by its author, but has been rescued from oblivion in this present edition. It is a travel memoir & history combined, that seeks to distill the essence of Mexican civilization in a narrative that moves from the Spanish conquest to the 20th century.
Short Annotation
This account of Mexico was never completed by its author, but has been rescued from oblivion in this present edition.
Unpaid Annotation
The publication of West's book marks an important literary event: the rescue from oblivion of a daring and provocative work by a major 20th century writer. This is West's exhilarating exploration of Mexican history, religion, and culture. Illustrations.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Mexico Cityp. 3
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlop. 8
Leon Trotskyp. 20
Mexico City IIp. 40
Race Relations Ip. 43
Chapultepecp. 52
Anthropological Museump. 54
Aztec Societyp. 58
Anthropological Museum IIp. 75
Chapultepec IIp. 78
Juan de Zummaragap. 85
Isabella and Ferdinand of Spainp. 92
Minerals and Minesp. 99
Hernan Cortesp. 112
Dona Marinap. 116
Religion and Sorceryp. 129
Quetzalcoatlp. 142
Montezumap. 146
Tenochtitlanp. 154
Race Relations IIp. 166
Cuauhtemocp. 169
Dr. Atl Ip. 172
Elie and Elisee Reclusp. 175
Dr. Atl IIp. 185
Revolutionp. 194
Dr. Atl IIIp. 199
Benito Mussolinip. 203
Dr. Atl IVp. 207
Three Book Reviewsp. 209
Notesp. 219
Indexp. 255
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