The Resource Survivors in Mexico, Rebecca West ; edited and introduced by Bernard Schweizer

Survivors in Mexico, Rebecca West ; edited and introduced by Bernard Schweizer

Label
Survivors in Mexico
Title
Survivors in Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca West ; edited and introduced by Bernard Schweizer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The publication of Rebecca West's Survivors in Mexico marks an important literary event: the rescue from oblivion of a daring and important work by an major twentieth-century writer. This book is West's exploration of Mexican history, religion, and culture - a work the author clearly conceived as a companion and sequel to her masterpiece about the Balkans, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941). Although West never brought Survivors to completion, she left behind a series of extensive drafts and revisions that Bernard Schweizer has meticulously assembled and edited. The result is a welcome addition to the Rebecca West canon - a compelling travel memoir/history comparable to her best work, and one certain to gain readers and critical acclaim." "West's narrative takes on Mexican history - the conquest by Spain, the Mexican Revolution, and the muralist movement - and explores the inner lives of such figures as Cortes, Montezuma, the Reclus brothers, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Dr. Atl, and Leon Trotsky. The author's concern is to distill meaning from the complex and often incoherent mass of data that characterizes the process of history. She draws fascinating connections between consciousness and material life, between subjective desire and social agency, and between art and politics. She sheds light on the revolutionary impulse and outlines a philosophy of history that acknowledges darkness yet documents the triumph of the human spirit over adversity."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
972.08/31
Index
index present
LC call number
F1216.5
LC item number
.W57 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Survivors in Mexico, Rebecca West ; edited and introduced by Bernard Schweizer
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-254) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mexico City I -- Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo -- Leon Trotsky -- Mexico City II -- Race Relations I -- Chapultepec I -- Anthropological Museum I -- Aztec Society -- Anthropological Museum II -- Chapultepec II -- Juan de Zummáraga -- Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain -- Minerals and Mines -- Hernán Cortés -- Doña Marina -- Religion and Sorcery -- Quetzalcoatl -- Montezuma -- Tenochtitlán -- Race Relations II -- Cuauhtémoc -- Dr. Atl I -- Elie and Elisée Reclus -- Dr. Atl II -- Revolution -- Dr. Atl III -- Benito Mussolini -- Dr. Atl IV
Control code
ocn884499556
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxx, 264 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300105216
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5qc7g2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32973445
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884499556
  • jstor0300159382

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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