The Magic Lantern: Having A Ball And Christmas Eve (Library Of Latin America)

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The Magic Lantern: Having a Ball and Christmas Eve (Library of Latin America)

José Tomas de Cuéllar (1830-1894) was a Mexican writer noted for his sharp sense of humor and gift for caricature. Having a Ball and Christmas Eve are two novellas written in the costumbrista style, made popular in the mid-nineteenth century by the periodical press in which these sketches of contemporary manners were first published. The stories are a sensitive reflection of the effects of modernization brought by an authoritarian regime dedicated to order and progress.

Having a Ball depicts women and their dedication to fashion. It is through them that Cuellar examines a society susceptible to foreign values, the importation of which radically altered the face of Mexico and its traditional customs. Christmas Eve describes a volatile middle class in which people pursue pleasure and entertainment without regard to morality.

Specifications of The Magic Lantern: Having a Ball and Christmas Eve (Library of Latin America)

AuthorJose Tomas de Cuellar
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages208
Publication Date2000-11-16
Height8 inch.
Length5.3 inch.
Width0.5 inch.
Weight0.53 pounds.

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