Carlos Monsiváis

Carlos Monsiváis was Mexico’s most beloved and esteemed journalist, critic, essayist, activist, and chronicler of the “urban carnival,” as he called his nation’s capital. The recipient of over thirty prizes and awards, including the Guadalajara International Book Fair Prize, Mexico’s National Prize for Journalism, and multiple honorary degrees, Monsiváis was prolific. Among his many works is Salvador Novo: Lo marginal en el centro.

 

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  1. Pillar of Salt
    Salvador Novo (1904–1974) was a provocative and prolific cultural presence in Mexico City through much of the twentieth century. With his friend and fellow poet Xavier Villaurrutia, he cofounded Ulises and Contemporáneos, landmark... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2014
    Hardback | £28.99
  2. Avant-Garde Art and Artists in Mexico
    The Mexican Revolution—that violent, inchoate, never-quite-complete break with the past—opened a new era in Mexican art and letters now known as the "Mexican Renaissance." In Mexico City, a coterie of artists including Diego... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2010
    Hardback | £108.00
  3. Anita Brenner

    Anita Brenner

    A Mind of Her Own

    Written by Susannah Joel Glusker, Foreword by Carlos Monsiváis

    University of Texas Press

    Journalist, historian, anthropologist, art critic, and creative writer, Anita Brenner was one of Mexico's most discerning interpreters. Born to a Jewish immigrant family in Mexico a few years before the Revolution of 1910, she... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2010
    Paperback | £24.99