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by Elena Poniatowska


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In September 19, 1985, a powerful earthquake hit Mexico City in the early morning hours. Written by a Mexican journalist.

Nothing, Nobody book. Unique in that it tells the true story of the 9/19/85 earthquake and its impact on Mexico City from a variety of not just voices, but genres, mixing high literature with word for word testimony, journalism, and poetry. It’s as if the earthquake had a similar impact on the writing as it did on the physical buildings and social structures of Mexico City at this time in history. Powerful because of its testimonial and journalistic ap This is one of the most unique and powerful books I’ve ever read.

The voices of the Mexico City earthquake that offer testimony in Elena Poniatowska's Nothing, Nobody sometimes approach cacophony. The reader is constantly challenged to determine who is speaking - a victim of the earthquake, one of the eighteen writers who assisted Poniatowska with interviews, or the author herself. By offering a multiplicity of viewpoints, Poniatowska risks presenting a view of the world that is incoherent. The seemingly haphazard arrangement of voices and stories, however, reflects the event it relates.

Series: Voices of Latin American Life. September 19, 1985: A powerful earthquake hits Mexico City in the early morning hours

Series: Voices of Latin American Life. September 19, 1985: A powerful earthquake hits Mexico City in the early morning hours. As the city collapses, the government fails to respond. Long a voice of social conscience, prominent Mexican journalist Elena Poniatowska chronicles the disintegration of the city's physical and social structure, the widespread grassroots organizing against government corruption and incompetence, and the reliency of the human spirit. With the publication of Elena Poniatowska’sNothing, Nobody: The Voices of the Mexico City Earthquake, Temple University Press inaugurates the series Voices of Latin American Life.

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Voices of Latin American Life. Temple University Press. Instead, Poniatowska gives voice to the average citizen of the city, especially the ones who either lost loved ones or who rushed to the places where buildings had collapsed and began digging with whatever they could find to get the people out. She tells of a lot of anger.

Mexican writer and journalist Elena Poniatowska has received the most important award for literature in the Spanish .

King Juan Carlos of Spain made the presentation at a ceremony in the town of Alcala de Henares, the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes. In another non-fiction work, Nothing, Nobody: The Voices of the Mexico City Earthquake, she reports on the aftermath of the 1985 quake, in which more than 10,000 people died, and the lack of action by the government.

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September 19, 1985: A powerful earthquake hits Mexico City in the early morning hours. As the city collapses, the government fails to respond. Long a voice of social conscience, prominent Mexican journalist Elena Poniatowska chronicles the disintegration of the city's physical and social structure, the widespread grassroots organizing against government corruption and incompetence, and the reliency of the human spirit. As a transformative moment in the life of mexican society, the earthquake is as much a component of the country's current crisis as the 1982 debt crisis, the problematic economic of the last ten years, and the recent elections.

In masterfully weaving together a multiplicity of voices, Poniatowska has reasserted the inherent value and latent power of people working together. Punctuated by Poniatowska's own experiences and observations, these post disaster testimonies speak of the disruption of families and neighborhoods, of the destruction of homes and hospitals, of mutilation and death―the collective loss of a city. Drawing the reader dramatically into the scene of national horror through dozens of personal stories, Poniatowska demonstrates the importance of courage and self-reliance in redeeming life from chaos.

Nothing, Nobody: The Voices of the Mexico City Earthquake (Voices of Latin American Life) epub download

ISBN13: 978-1566393447

ISBN: 1566393442

Author: Elena Poniatowska

Category: Math and Science

Subcategory: Earth Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Temple University Press (July 30, 1995)

Pages: 327 pages

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