Cult of Defeat in Mexico's Historical Fiction: Failure, Trauma, and Loss examines recent Mexican historical novels that highlight the mistakes of the nineteenth century for the purpose of responding to present crises. It argues that historical reconstructions of the nation's foundational period acquire deeper meaning when understood as part of broad contemporary debates about globalization, neoliberalism, political legitimacy, and the crises afflicting Mexican communities today.It had not even crossed my mind that one was Spanish and the other a Creole but , of course, I did ... los oficiales criollos que habAsa en todos los cuartelesa [what all of the Creole officers in every barrack were saying], that is sure to score points ( 26). ... In hand-to-hand combat, Berreteaga bests him with a blow to the kidney.
|Title||:||Cult of Defeat in Mexico's Historical Fiction|
|Author||:||Brian L. Price|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-06-08|