This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This enduring classic of Mexican literature traces the path to ruination of a country girl, Santa, who moves to Mexico City after she is impregnated and abandoned by her lover and subsequently shunned by her family. Once in the city, Santa turns to prostitution and soon gains prominence as Mexico City's most sought-after courtesan. Despite the opportunities afforded by her success, including the chance to quit prostitution, Santa is propelled by her personal demons toward her ultimate downfall. This evocative novel?justly famous for its vividly detailed depiction of the cityscape and the city's customs, social interactions, and political activities?assumed singular importance in Mexican popular culture after its original publication in 1903. The book inspired Mexico's first "talkie" and several other film adaptations, a music score, a radio series, a television soap opera, and a pornographic comic book.
Naturalist writer Federico Gamboa, who was also a lawyer and politician, reveals much about Mexican mores and culture at the start of the twentieth century and beyond, from expectations regarding gender roles to the myth of the corrupting and decadent city. In describing how Santa is at the mercy of social problems beyond her control, Gamboa provides a rich historical portrayal of widespread conditions in the years leading to the Mexican Revolution.
"Chasteen provides an artistic, lyrical translation of Gamboa's striking and significant novel that captures the spirit and narrative of the story and the authorial intention of the novelist. Like Chasteen, I indulged in the sentimentality and reveled in the description of Mexico City."--William H. Beezley, University of Arizona
Buchbeschreibung Editorial Grijalbo, 1979. Buchzustand: Good. 1. ed. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP62797948
Buchbeschreibung Grijalbo, 1987, México., 1987. 19x13. 327 pgs. (D1394). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 20488
Buchbeschreibung Editorial Grijalbo, 1979. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. owners name to fep. Buchnummer des Verkäufers H02350
Buchbeschreibung Editorial Grijalbo, 1979. Unknown Binding. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX9684190794
Buchbeschreibung Editorial Grijalbo, 1979. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P119684190794