Mexico in Mind

Mexico in Mind

An Anthology

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Two centuries of writers drawn to Mexico—from D. H. Lawrence, John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, and Tennessee Williams to Salman Rushdie, Anita Desai, and Sandra Cisneros

This scintillating literary travel guide gathers the work of great writers celebrating Mexico in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Ranging from 1843 to the present,Mexico in Mind offers a remarkably varied sampling of English-speaking writers’ impressions of the land south of the border.

John Reed rides with Pancho Villa in 1914; Graham Greene defends Mexico’s priests; Langston Hughes describes a bullfight; Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs find Mexico intoxicating; Alice Adams visits Frida Kahlo’s house; Ann Louise Bardach meets the mysterious Subcommandante Marcos face to face. Fictional accounts are equally vivid, including poems by Muriel Rukeyser, Archibald Macleish, and Sandra Cisneros, short stories by Katherine Anne Porter and Ray Bradbury, and excerpts from John Steinbeck’sThe Pearl, Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana, and Salman Rushdie’sThe Ground Beneath Her Feet. From the bustle of Mexico City to coffee planations in remote Chiapas, from Mayan ruins to the markets at Oaxaca, the scenes evoked in this anthology reflect the rich variety of the place and its history, sure to enchant vacationers, expatriates, and armchair travelers everywhere.

Alice Adams • Ann Louise Bardach • Ray Bradbury • William S. Burroughs • Frances Calderón de la Barca • Ana Castillo • Sandra Cisneros • Anita Desai • Erna Fergusson • Charles Macomb Flandrau • Donna Gershten • Graham Greene • Langston Hughes • Fanny Inglehart • Gary Jennings • Diana Kennedy • Jack Kerouac • D. H. Lawrence • Malcolm Lowry • Archibald Macleish • Rubén Martínez • Tom Miller • Katherine Anne Porter • John Reed • Luis Rodriguez • Richard Rodriguez • Muriel Rukeyser • Salman Rushdie • John Steinbeck • Edward Weston • Tennessee Williams

Baker & Taylor
A literary travel guide celebrates the land south of the border with a compilation of poetry, fiction excerpts, and nonfiction by Graham Greene, John Reed, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Alice Adams, Katherine Anne Porter, Ray Bradbury, John Steinbeck, Salman Rushdie, Archibald MacLeish, Muriel Rukeyser, and Sandra Cisneros, among others. Original. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Departures, 2006
Edition: 1st Vintage Departures ed
ISBN: 9780307274885
0307274888
Branch Call Number: 808.80327 M5743 2006
Characteristics: xv, 235 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Dominguez, Maria Finn

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