The magic lantern: a novel and novella
Jose Tomas de Cuellar (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 ofcontemporary 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.Christmas Eve describes a volatile middle class in which people pursue pleasure and entertainment without regard to morality. 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 whichradically altered the face of Mexico and its traditional customs.
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|Grouping Title||magic lantern a novel and novella|
|Grouping Author||cuéllar josé tomás de|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-03 02:24:29AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-22 03:00:20AM|
|auth_author2||Carson, Margaret B.|
Cuéllar, José Tomás de, 1830-1894.
|author||Cuéllar, José Tomás de, 1830-1894.|
|author2-role||Carson, Margaret B.|
Cuéllar, José Tomás de,1830-1894.Baile y cochino.
Cuéllar, José Tomás de,1830-1894.Noche buena.
|author_display||Cuéllar, José Tomás de|
|display_description||Two "renderings of a Mexican society fast unraveling under the mounting influence of European culture."--Cover.|
|series||Library of Latin America|
|series_with_volume||Library of Latin America||
Cuéllar, José Tomás de, -- 1830-1894
Cuéllar, José Tomás de, -- 1830-1894 -- Translations into English
Mexican fiction -- 19th century -- Translations into English
|title_display||The magic lantern : a novel and novella|
|title_full||The magic lantern : a novel and novella / by José Tomás de Cuéllar ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Carson ; edited and with an introduction by Margo Glantz|
|title_short||The magic lantern|
|title_sub||a novel and novella|
|topic_facet||Cuéllar, José Tomás de|