Battles In The Desert And Other Stories by Jose Emilio PachecoBattles In The Desert And Other Stories by Jose Emilio Pacheco

Battles In The Desert And Other Stories

byJose Emilio Pacheco

Paperback | June 1, 1987

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Intense, despairing accounts of life in Mexico City.
José Emilio Pacheco was born in Mexico City, Mexico on June 30, 1939. He was a poet, novelist, journalist, essayist and literary critic. His first collection of short stories was published in 1958. He was best known for his accounts of adolescents growing up in a less crowded, but corrupt and unjust Mexico in the 1940s and 1950s. This ...
Title:Battles In The Desert And Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.25 inPublished:June 1, 1987Publisher:New Directions

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811210200

ISBN - 13:9780811210201


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This book is a collection of short fiction that deals mainly with themes of childhood and innocence betrayed, is the first book of Pacheco's fiction to appear in English. Here there are no narrative arabesques, no flights of magical-realist fancy. Instead, he confronts the reader with the uglier sides of urban Mexico--its grime, its beggars, its suffocating pollution, the constricted lives of its lower middle class--all with a simplicity and directness of style impeccably shaped and clearly distilled.