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Author Stavans, Ilan.

Title The riddle of Cantinflas [electronic resource] : essays on Hispanic popular culture / Illan Stavans.

Imprint Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2012, c1998.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition Rev. and expanded ed.
Description xiv, 208 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface: Ýviva el kitsch! -- Immigration and authenticity -- Mother of exiles -- A dream act deferred -- Arrival: notes from an interloper -- Unmasking Marcos -- ═loter°a! or, the ritual of chance -- Santa Selena -- The novelist and the dictator -- The riddle of Cantinflas -- Mario Vargas Llosa: civilization versus barbarism -- The art of the ephemeral -- Sandra Cisneros: form over content -- Civility and Latinos -- JosÚ Guadalupe Posada: a profile -- Conversations: Language and empire (with Verˇnica Albin); Against biography (with Donald Yates); Redrawing the historieta (with Neal Sokol).
Summary "A collection of essays on kitsch and high art in the Americas makes a return with thirteen new colorful conversations that deliver Stavans's trademark wit and provocative analysis. The collection has the power to go beyond common assumptions and helps us understand Mexican popular culture and its counterparts in the United States"--Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subject Cantinflas, 1911-1993.
Popular culture -- Latin America.
Kitsch -- Latin America.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
Added Title Hispanic popular culture
ISBN 9780826352569 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780826352576 (e-book)

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