The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 - History - 399 pages
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A best-selling and lavishly illustrated history of Hispanic culture from the Balzac of Mexico, The Buried Mirror is a classic in its field.

The renowned novelist Carlos Fuentes has crafted a unique history of the social, political, and economic forces that created the remarkable culture which stretches from the mysterious cave drawings at Altamira to the explosive graffiti on the walls of East Los Angeles.

"A bittersweet celebration of the hybrid culture of Spain in the New World...Drawing expertly on five centuries of the cultural history of Europe and the Americas, Fuentes seeks to capture the spirit of the new, vibrant, and enduring civilization [in the New World] that began in Spain.--Los Angeles Times
 

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THE BURIED MIRROR: Reflections on Spain and the New World

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A companion volume to an upcoming Discovery/BBC TV series, this passionate meditation on Hispanic cultural identity from Fuentes (Constancia, 1990, etc.) unfolds with all the color, urgency, and ... Read full review

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This is a wonderful, lavishly illustrated, look at the relationships, historical, cultural, artistic, etc, between Spain and Latin America; other influences are not forgotten, but are secondary. It ... Read full review

Contents

I
8
II
13
V
15
VI
33
VII
51
VIII
79
IX
90
XI
93
XVIII
233
XIX
249
XX
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XXI
277
XXII
299
XXIII
313
XXIV
331
XXV
341

XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
215
XXVI
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XXVII
385
XXVIII
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XXIX
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About the author (1999)

Carlos Fuentes is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Terra Nostra, The Old Gringo, The Crystal Frontier, and The Years with Laura Diaz, as well as numerous literary and political essays. He divides his time between Mexico City and London.

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