The Volcanoes from Puebla

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The Volcanoes from Puebla is an account of the author Kenneth Gangemi's experiences in Mexico when he was 23-years old. Originating in pocket notebooks, composed of 175 sections in alphabetical order, it is a postmodern Bildungsroman. Part novel, memoir, autobiography, travel book, and motorcycle journal, The Volcanoes from Puebla is a poetic and sensitive appreciation of a fascinating country.
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Overview

The Volcanoes from Puebla is an account of the author Kenneth Gangemi's experiences in Mexico when he was 23-years old. Originating in pocket notebooks, composed of 175 sections in alphabetical order, it is a postmodern Bildungsroman. Part novel, memoir, autobiography, travel book, and motorcycle journal, The Volcanoes from Puebla is a poetic and sensitive appreciation of a fascinating country.
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Wonderful on the food, the Mexican character, the tourists, the landscape.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595170845
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Acapulco 1
Aesthete 2
Aguas 3
Alarma! 4
Amecameca 5
Americans Part I 6
Americans Part II 8
Anti-Americanism 10
Azotea 11
Bach 12
Back in the USA 12
Bakery 15
Barber 15
Beggars 16
Bicycle 16
Bishop 17
Blanket 18
Bohemia 18
Books 19
Calle Bolivar 20
Cantinas 21
Capitalista 21
Carts 22
Casa 22
Cathedrals 23
Cattle 24
Ceiling Fans 24
Celaya 25
Cerveza 25
Ceviche 26
Chichi 26
Chickens 27
Children 28
Chocolate 29
Cine 29
Ciudad Victoria 30
Comida 31
Commercial Towns 32
Correo 33
Dentista 34
Domingo 35
Drinking 36
Eduardo 36
Education 37
Eggs 38
Egrets 39
El Metro 39
Ensalada de Frutas 40
Erica and Winfriede 41
Fiesta 43
Film 43
Fish 44
Flask 44
Fruteria 45
Girls 45
Goats 46
Grievances, Irritations and Dissents 47
Guacamaya 48
Guadalajara 50
Guadalupe and Asuncion 51
Guanajuato 53
Guaymas 53
Guidebooks 54
Hector 55
Helmets 56
Highway 58
Hotels Part I 58
Hotels Part II 62
Hotels Part III 63
Hotels Part IV 65
Hotels Part V 66
Huaraches 67
Hummingbirds 68
Images 68
Immersion Heater 69
Invisible 70
Jeanne and Maria 70
Jukebox Cafe 71
Kirsten 72
La Roqueta 72
Life in the Village 73
Loncherias 74
Lowest Moment 75
Machete 76
Machismo 76
Magazine Stands Part I 77
Magazine Stands Part II 78
Manga 78
Mangoes 79
Margaritas 81
Mariscos 82
Market 83
Market Cafes 84
Market Sights 85
Meat 86
Meeting People 87
Mexican Day 88
Mexicans 89
Mexico City Part I 93
Mexico City Part II 94
Miscellaneous 95
Molly 98
Moments 99
Monte Alban 102
Moon 104
Motorcycle 104
Motorcycle Breaks 109
Motorcycle Trips 110
National Museum of Anthropology 113
Night Ride 115
Opinions and Observations 116
Owls 120
Palenque 120
Pescaderia 122
Plaza 122
Political Notes 123
Portales 125
Postcards 126
Preferences 127
Prostitutes 128
Pulmonias 128
Rainforest 129
Reading 131
Reforma 133
Reforma Hotels Part I 133
Reforma Hotels Part II 134
Rolf 135
Rum 136
Safety 137
Salt 137
San Cristobal Part I 138
San Cristobal Part II 139
Scissors 140
Second-Class Buses 140
Second Time 141
Senor Mendoza 141
Serenata 142
Small Boat 143
Small Boys 144
Spanish 144
Spotted Cats 148
Street Sights 149
Street Snacks 150
Streetcars 152
Susie 153
Tacos 154
Tamale 154
Tapachula 155
Teenage Daughter 157
Tehuantepec 158
Tequila 158
Terry's Guide 159
Tlatelolco 162
Tomellin Canyon 163
Tourist Towns 164
Travel Fatigue 165
Traveling Alone 166
Tropical Fruits 166
Tropics 167
Trucks 168
Tuxtla 169
Urban Buses 170
Uruapan 171
Vast Slums 172
Village Part I 172
Village Part II 173
Village Walk 174
Volcanoes 175
Walking 176
Washstands 176
Watching Them 177
Young Girls 178
Zapata 178
Zapote 179
Zocalo 180
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