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The Resource The enlightened army, David Toscana ; translated by David William Foster

The enlightened army, David Toscana ; translated by David William Foster

Label
The enlightened army
Title
The enlightened army
Statement of responsibility
David Toscana ; translated by David William Foster
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Ignacio Matus is a public school history teacher in Monterrey, Mexico, who gets fired because of his patriotic rantings about Mexico's repeated humiliations by the United States. Not only did Mexico's northern neighbor steal a large swath of the country in the Mexican-American War, but according to Matus it also denied him Olympic glory. Excluded from the 1924 Olympics, Matus ran his own parallel marathon and beat the time of the American who officially won the bronze medal. After spending decades attempting to vindicate his supposed triumph and claim the medal, Matus seeks an even bigger vindication--he will reconquer Texas for Mexico! Recruiting an army of "los iluminados," the enlightened ones, Matus sets off on a quest as worthy of Don Quixote as it is doomed. David Toscana is one of Latin America's leading contemporary writers, and his books have won several prestigious awards, including the Casa de las Américas Prize for The Enlightened Army. The novel's treatment of the troubled relations between Mexico and the United States makes it highly topical at a time when immigration and border walls capture headlines, while its lyrical writing and humorous take on the absurdities of everyday life offer timeless pleasures
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Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
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1961-
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Toscana, David
Dewey number
863/.64
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7298.3.O78
LC item number
E5413 2019
Literary form
fiction
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Foster, David William
Series statement
Latin American Literature in translation series
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  • People with disabilities
  • Anti-Americanism
  • Anti-Americanism
  • People with disabilities
  • Mexico
  • Texas
  • Mexico
  • Texas
Label
The enlightened army, David Toscana ; translated by David William Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781477317778
Lccn
2018012649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3518652
  • (OCoLC)1029788464
  • (OCoLC)on1029788464
  • 3514405
  • 3518652
Label
The enlightened army, David Toscana ; translated by David William Foster
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781477317778
Lccn
2018012649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3518652
  • (OCoLC)1029788464
  • (OCoLC)on1029788464
  • 3514405
  • 3518652

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