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The Mexican Dream

The Mexican Dream

(1993)
Or, the Interrupted Thought of Amerindian Civilizations
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Winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature, J. M. G. Le Clézio here conjures the consciousness of Mexico, powerfully evoking the dreams that made and unmade an ancient culture. Le Clézio's haunting book takes us into the dream that was the religion of the Aztecs, a religion whose own apocalyptic visions anticipated the coming of the Spanish conquerors. Here the dream of the conquistadores rises before us, too, the glimmering idea of gold drawing Europe into the Mexican dream. Against the religion and thought of the Aztecs and the Tarascans and the Europeans in Mexico, Le Clézio also shows us those of the "barbarians" of the north, the nomadic Indians beyond the pale of the Aztec frontier.

Finally, Le Clézio's book is a dream of the present, a meditation on what in Amerindian civilizations - in their language, in their way of telling tales, of wanting to survive their own destruction - moved the poet, playwright, and actor Antonin Artaud and motivates Le Clézio in this book. His own deep identification with pre-Columbian cultures, whose faith told them the wheel of time would bring their gods and their beliefs back to them, finds fitting expression in this extraordinary book, which brings the dream around.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 1993 : USA Hardback
Title: The Mexican Dream: Or, The Interrupted Thought of Amerindian Civilizations
Author(s): J M G Le Clezio
ISBN: 0-226-11002-8 / 978-0-226-11002-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Mexican Dream: Or, The Interrupted Thought of Amerindian Civilizations
Author(s): J M G Le Clezio
ISBN: 0-226-11003-6 / 978-0-226-11003-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
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