The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern

A Novel and Novella

eBook - 2000
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Jose Tomas de Cuellar (1830-1894) was a Mexican writer noted for his sharp sense of humor and gift for caricature. Having a Ball and Christmas Eve are two novellas written in the costumbrista style, made popular in the mid-nineteenth century by the periodical press in which these sketches ofcontemporary manners were first published. The stories are a sensitive reflection of the effects of modernization brought by an authoritarian regime dedicated to order and progress. Christmas Eve describes a volatile middle class in which people pursue pleasure and entertainment without regard to morality. Having a Ball depicts women and their dedication to fashion. It is through them that Cuellar examines a society susceptible to foreign values, the importation of whichradically altered the face of Mexico and its traditional customs.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford, 2000.
ISBN: 9780195115031
0195115023
0195115031
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxv, 166 p.)

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