A Literary and Political History of Post-revolutionary Mexico
Redefining "the Ideal"
This study demonstrates how the original, exclusive portrayals of the "ideal" nation and its "ideal" citizens are carried into the Post-Revolutionary era, whereby authors such as Rosario Castellanos, Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz, Samuel Ramos, Rodolfo Usigli, and Xavier Villaurrutia view their society as a system that has segregated rather than unified individuals into one nation.
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"What happens, however, once the new nations are constituted? What role has literature, once so intricately connected to it, played when the nation-building project was over? This study expands this productive line of inquiry into the 20th century and offers an answer to these questions by focusing on the particular case of Mexico..." - Professor Alejandro Mejias-Lopez, Indiana University, Bloomington"