La noche de Tlatelolco (Massacre in Mexico) / Edition 2

La noche de Tlatelolco (Massacre in Mexico) / Edition 2

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by Elena Poniatowska
     
 

ISBN-10: 9684114257

ISBN-13: 9789684114258

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Biblioteca Era

During the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City, 10,000 students gathered in a residential area called Tlatelolco to peacefully protest their nation's one-party government and lack of political freedom. In response, the police and the military cold-bloodedly shot and bayoneted to death an estimated 325 unarmed Mexican youths. Now available in paper is Elena Poniatowska's…  See more details below

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During the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City, 10,000 students gathered in a residential area called Tlatelolco to peacefully protest their nation's one-party government and lack of political freedom. In response, the police and the military cold-bloodedly shot and bayoneted to death an estimated 325 unarmed Mexican youths. Now available in paper is Elena Poniatowska's gripping account of the Tlatelolco tragedy, which Publishers Weekly claimed "makes the campus killings at Kent State and Jackson State in 1970 pale by comparison." "This is a story that has not been effectively told before," said Kirkus Reviews. "Call it the grito of Tlatelolco, a cry of protest and the subjective manifesto of Mexico's suppressed, potentially explosive, middle-class dissenters." In this heartbreaking chronicle, Elena Poniatowska has assembled a montage of testimony drawn over a three-year period from eyewitness accounts by surviving students, parents, journalists, professors, priests, police, soldiers, and bystanders to re-create the chaotic optimism of the demonstrations, as well as the terror and shock of the massacre. Massacre in Mexico remains a critical source for examining the collective consciousness of Mexico. As Library Journal so aptly stated, "While the 'Tlatelolco Massacre' is the central theme of this study, the larger tragedy is reflected, and we see a nation whose government resorts to demagoguery rather than constructive action while it maintains and protects the privileged position of the new 'revolutionary' elite." Octavio Paz's incisive introduction underscores the inability of the Mexican government to deal with the socio-economic realities of the Mexican nation. Students and scholars of Mexican culture, historians, sociologists, and others who seek to interpret aspects of that country's national reality will find this book to be invaluable.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789684114258
Publisher:
Biblioteca Era
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.73(d)

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La noche de Tlatelolco (Massacre in Mexico) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Krisnan_ibarra More than 1 year ago
La noche de tlatelolco Es un libro muy bueno escrito, por las voces del pueblo, las voces de toda la gente que vivió la masacre del 2 de octubre de 1968, papas, hijos, hermanos, estudiantes, amigos y todos los que vivieron en carne propia la masacre, los que sobrevivieron nos dice,aquí estamos, nosotros sobrevivimos y esto es lo que nos paso, esta es nuestra historía y la escritora Elena Poniatowska la escribe la pone en papel para que a nadie se le olvide que en 1968 el 2 de octubre mucha gente en mayoría jóvenes estudiantes fueron muertos por el ejercito de México, el gobierno con el presidente en función Díaz Ordaz, mando al ejercito para que dejaran de pedir cosas que al gobierno no le importa. Así es, así fue esta triste historía es de todos los que lucharon por un México mejor, por mas libertades, y los asesinaron, en este libro esta escrito los contenidos de los periódicos de el día 3 de octubre, una burla una fea treta de lo que el gobierno puede hacer, y que en las noticias solo aparezca el clima como noticia principal. Un libro genial
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Palyoos More than 1 year ago
Elena Poniatowska put together the best account of this horrible incident on October 2, 1968, which I read immediately after it was published - and a book I do not want my personal library to be without.