The Life and Times of MexicoBook - 2004
In this grand narrative, driven by 3,000 years of history, Mexico is seen as if it were a person, but in the Aztec way - the mind, the heart, the winds of life - and on every page there are portraits and stories: artists, shamans, teachers, a young Maya political leader -the rich few and the many poor.Earl Shorris is ingenious at finding ways to tell this story: prostitutes in the Plaza Loreto launch the discussion of economics; we are taken inside two crucial elections as Mexico struggles towards democracy; we watch the creation of a popular telenovela and meet the country's greatest living intellectual. The result is a work of magnificent scope and profound insight into the divided soul of Mexico.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xx, 780 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm