Oh Mexico!

Author: Lucy Neville

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889207

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Set against the vibrant background of one of the world's most dangerous cities, Oh Mexico! is not only a classic travel memoir, but also contains great narrative and stuffed with amazing facts about this country's colourful history, lit up by warmth, wit, wisdom and pizzazz. With an eye for the bizarre and comic, Lucy's engaging account of surviving life and love in a vast, bustling Central American city is irresistible. After graduating from university with an Arts degree, she is faced with a dilemma: find a job or disappear to Latin America, the exotic land of her childhood dreams! Arriving in Mexico City with little money and only basic Spanish, Lucy's To-Do list is simple enough: Next morning I awoke and began writing a to do list. Not that I am an organised person, but I was feeling overwhelmed and I always find that a to do list gives me a sense that there is a potential to cope with the situation. 1. Find something to eat, 2. Wash undies, 3. Learn Spanish and 4. Get a job' Lucy promptly finds work as an English teacher and scores a room in a sunny apartment. Her new flatmate, the well-connected Octavio, is unnervingly attractive. So begins an adventure of comic challenges as Lucy negotiates Mexico City's stratified worlds, meeting everyone from street hawkers to crazy gringos, academics and socialites. Then, as the two men she accidentally falls in love with discover each other s existence, her extrovert family arrive for a visit! With a curious mind and a knowing eye, Lucy's account of life in this riotous third-world metropolis that is Mexico City is utterly irresistible.


Author: Jack Frost

Publisher: Jack Frost



Page: 33

View: 9376

The Grog is an e-book for everyone who loves the history of the Sea and Sea lyrics of olden days. The reader will know the real meaning of some forgotten versions of famous sea shanties collected in the e-book.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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The Spectacular City, Mexico, and Colonial Hispanic Literary Culture

Author: Stephanie Merrim

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292749880

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 377

View: 6228

The Spectacular City, Mexico, and Colonial Hispanic Literary Culture tracks the three spectacular forces of New World literary culture—cities, festivals, and wonder—from the sixteenth to the seventeenth century, from the Old World to the New, and from Mexico to Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia. It treats a multitude of imperialist and anti-imperialist texts in depth, including poetry, drama, protofiction, historiography, and journalism. While several of the landmark authors studied, including Hernán Cortés and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, are familiar, others have received remarkably little critical attention. Similarly, in spotlighting creole writers, Merrim reveals an intertextual tradition in Mexico that spans two centuries. Because the spectacular city reaches its peak in the seventeenth century, Merrim's book also theorizes and details the spirited work of the New World Baroque. The result is the rich examination of a trajectory that leads from the Renaissance ordered city to the energetic revolts of the spectacular city and the New World Baroque.

Latin American Transnational Children and Youth

Author: Victoria Derr,Yolanda Corona

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100033354X

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 4773

Latin American Transnational Children and Youth focuses on understanding young people’s connection to nature and place within a transnational and Latin American context. It serves to diversify, elaborate, and sometimes challenge the assumptions made in researching people and place, and unearths the complexities of a world in which the identity of many is not shaped by a single place or culture, but instead by complex interactions among these. Spanning across ages and geographies, the book explores the central themes of sense of place, identity, and environmental action, with an emphasis on Latinx and Indigenous communities. This book balances theoretical questions with geographically contextual empirical research. Each section is situated in current interdisciplinary research and provides geographically specific examples of children and youth’s perspectives on place relations, migration, transnationalism, and an emerging demographic of environmentalists. Contributors from Latin America and the United States advance the fields of childhood and youth studies, environmental psychology, geography, sociology, planning, and education. This book looks across the Americas, to see how young people experience their worlds and constructively contribute to their places and environments.