Recollections Of Things To Come

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This remarkable first novel depicts life in the small Mexican town of Ixtepec during the grim days of the Revolution. The town tells its own story against a variegated background of political change, religious persecution, and social unrest. Miss Garro, who has also won a high reputation as a playwright, is a masterly storyteller. Although her plot is dramatically intense and suspenseful, the novel does not depend for its effectiveness on narrative continuity. It is a book of episodes, one that leaves the reader ...

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This remarkable first novel depicts life in the small Mexican town of Ixtepec during the grim days of the Revolution. The town tells its own story against a variegated background of political change, religious persecution, and social unrest. Miss Garro, who has also won a high reputation as a playwright, is a masterly storyteller. Although her plot is dramatically intense and suspenseful, the novel does not depend for its effectiveness on narrative continuity. It is a book of episodes, one that leaves the reader with a series of vivid impressions. The colors are bright, the smells pungent, the many characters clearly drawn in a few bold strokes. Octavio Paz, the distinguished poet and critic, has written that it "is truly an extraordinnary work, one of the most perfect creations in contemporary Latin American literature."

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  • ISBN-13: 9780292770065
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1969
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2001

    If you like a good Mexican telenovela, this is your book

    This is by far the finest Mexican telenovela I have ever been hooked on. It was beautifully written depicting the complexed and yet simple scenery of the era of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1921). It is magical the way Ixtepec narriates it's on story as it stands over a stone and remembers... or foretells it's history... or it's future inhabitants and events. If you can, I would read this novel in Spanish (you don't want to miss anything in the translation).

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