First reading of the 2013-2014 cycle of the Library's Literary Circle

Participate by reading the recommended book and attending the colloquium that is usually held on the last Thursday of each month. session led by Jacqueline Cruz, Ph.D.

Cycle “Representations of American society in foreign literatures”

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Book of the month: “The glass border” by Carlos Fuentes

“In La Frontera de Cristal, Carlos Fuentes is the same narrator of his best books: aggressive, vital, powerful. He finds all the possible angles in a story, with an unexpected variant: comedy, which now leads the reader to outright laughter with some of his most memorable pages, not because they are agile, but penetrating and sharp. As a contrast to this biting humor, Fuentes addresses the brutal problem of immigration, the abuses committed in his name against those who have to leave their country to earn a better livelihood. In this novel (through nine stories) Fuentes reproduces the separation that has taken place between Mexico and the United States over 200 years, and examines it through the lens of discrimination, racism, violence, sexuality, mutual fascination, resentment and suffering, but also the force of Mexican life, which seems to survive all the aggressions of injustice, corruption and bad government in Mexico, where the dramas of the characters in La Frontera originate. crystal, united among themselves by the easements and greatness of a family: the Barrosos.”

Taken from The book house.

Colloquium: Thursday, September 26 at 19:30 p.m.

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