Friday, May 25, 2007

Fanny Chambers Gooch: Face to Face with the Mexicans

Fascinating discussion today with the Mexican translator of Fanny Chambers Gooch's classic tome, Face to Face with the Mexicans: the domestic life, educational, social and business ways, statesmanship and literature, legendary and general history of the Mexican people, as seen and studied by an American woman during seven years of intercourse with them. This richly documented 584 page portrait of Porfirian Mexico was originally published in 1887 and not brought out in Spanish until about 10 years ago. A severely abridged version, of which Madam Mayo does not approve, was published by University of Southern Illinois in 1966. Links anon.