The Resource Pillar of salt : an autobiography, with 19 erotic sonnets, (electronic resource)

Pillar of salt : an autobiography, with 19 erotic sonnets, (electronic resource)

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Pillar of salt : an autobiography, with 19 erotic sonnets
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Pillar of salt
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an autobiography, with 19 erotic sonnets
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eng
Summary
Salvador Novo (1904-1974) was a provocative and prolific cultural presence in Mexico City through much of the twentieth century. With his friend and fellow poet Xavier Villaurrutia, he cofounded Ulises and Contemporáneos, landmark avant-garde journals of the late 1920s and 1930s. At once "outsider" and "insider," Novo held high posts at the Ministries of Culture and Public Education and wrote volumes about Mexican history, politics, literature, and culture. The author of numerous collections of poems, including XX poemas, Nuevo amor, Espejo, Dueño mío, and Poesía 1915-1955, Novo is also considered one of the finest, most original prose stylists of his generation. Pillar of Salt is Novo's incomparable memoir of growing up during and after the Mexican Revolution; shuttling north to escape the Zapatistas, only to see his uncle murdered at home by the troops of Pancho Villa; and his initiations into literature and love with colorful, poignant, complicated men of usually mutually exclusive social classes. Pillar of Salt portrays the codes, intrigues, and dynamics of what, decades later, would be called "a gay ghetto." But in Novo's Mexico City, there was no name for this parallel universe, as full of fear as it was canny and vibrant. Novo's memoir plumbs the intricate subtleties of this world with startling frankness, sensitivity, and potential for hilarity. Also included in this volume are nineteen erotic sonnets, one of which was long thought to have been lost
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Midwest
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1904-1974
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Novo, Salvador
Dewey number
868/.6209
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Texas Pan American Literature in Translation Series
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  • Novo, Salvador
  • Authors, Mexican
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Pillar of salt : an autobiography, with 19 erotic sonnets, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780292760592
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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14925004
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MWT14925004
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Pillar of salt : an autobiography, with 19 erotic sonnets, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780292760592
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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14925004
Publisher number
MWT14925004
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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