Recollections of Things to Come

Paperback | January 1, 1969

byElena GarroTranslated byRuth L. C. SimmsIllustratorAlberto Beltrán

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This remarkable first novel depicts life in the small Mexican town of Ixtepec during the grim days of the Revolution. The town tells its own story against a variegated background of political change, religious persecution, and social unrest. Elena Garro, who has also won a high reputation as a playwright, is a masterly storyteller. Although her plot is dramatically intense and suspenseful, the novel does not depend for its effectiveness on narrative continuity. It is a book of episodes, one that leaves the reader with a series of vivid impressions. The colors are bright, the smells pungent, the many characters clearly drawn in a few bold strokes. Octavio Paz, the distinguished poet and critic, has written that it "is truly an extraordinnary work, one of the most perfect creations in contemporary Latin American literature."

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This remarkable first novel depicts life in the small Mexican town of Ixtepec during the grim days of the Revolution. The town tells its own story against a variegated background of political change, religious persecution, and social unrest. Elena Garro, who has also won a high reputation as a playwright, is a masterly storyteller. Alt...

Best known as a dramatist, Elena Garro won the important Premio Xavier Villaurrutia in 1963 for the novel Recollections of Things to Come. The interior world of the characters' memories of life in Ixtepec during the Cristero Rebellion of 1926-28 is narrated dramatically in poetic prose that makes considerable use of Aztec mythology in ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:299 pages, 8.98 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:January 1, 1969Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292770065

ISBN - 13:9780292770065

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