Mexico City: A Cultural and Literary Companion

Mexico City: A Cultural and Literary Companion

by Nick Caistor
     
 
Mexico City is a place of superlatives. The oldest city in the Americas, it is now the world's largest urban area. Formerly the center of the Aztec and Spanish empires, this vast modern metropolis is home to over fifteen million people, mirroring Mexico's mixed cultural identity. Rapid growth and industrial expansion have created dramatic environmental problems,

Overview

Mexico City is a place of superlatives. The oldest city in the Americas, it is now the world's largest urban area. Formerly the center of the Aztec and Spanish empires, this vast modern metropolis is home to over fifteen million people, mirroring Mexico's mixed cultural identity. Rapid growth and industrial expansion have created dramatic environmental problems, turning Mexico City into what has been called the first "post-apocalypse" city. Polluted and congested, it is slowly sinking into the lake on which the Spanish founded their symbol of conquest.

Editorial Reviews

Alan Knight
Caistor's book evokes Mexico City with insight and sympathy, and will effectively serve its purpose of complementing more mundane and material cicerones.
Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566563499
Publisher:
Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Cities of the Imagination Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.71(d)

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