The uses of failure in Mexican literature and identity [electronic resource] / by John A. Ochoa.
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|Subject:||Mexican prose literature > History and criticism.
Failure (Psychology) in literature.
National characteristics, Mexican, in literature.
Literature and history > Mexico.
Mexico > Historiography.
- Physical Description: x, 244 p. : ill.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. -232) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Education and entropy in Bernal Díaz del Castillo's War to stop time -- Compromised free markets in El Periquillo Sarniento : teachers, albureros, and other shouters -- Alexander von Humboldt's work on Mexico : cultural allegory, and the limits of vision -- José Vasconcelos and the necessities of failure -- The threats of collapse in Cambio de piel (or Fuentes the frail) -- Guillermo Gómez-Peña : bordering on madness and performing liminality -- General Santa Anna's leg and other failings.
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.