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First stop in the New World : Mexico City, the capital of the 21st century

Author: David Lida
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2008.
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A wide-ranging literary portrait of Mexico City by a former New Yorker profiles the Mexican capital as a thriving urban center comprising centuries of history as well as rapid development, in a kaleidoscopic depiction that offers insight into its growing relevance on the world stage.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lida, David.
First stop in the New World.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2008
(OCoLC)607865271
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Lida
ISBN: 9781594489891 1594489890
OCLC Number: 214282529
Description: 336 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the hypermetropolis --
Mexican lexicon, part one --
El Centro --
Where the money is and isn't --
Santa Fe and Santa Fe --
Getting around --
Lucha --
La penúltima copa --
Paty --
Two-for-one at the Pyramid of the Sun --
Our Rodeo Drive --
Montse's trip --
Mexican lexicon, part two --
Jesus of Iztapalapa --
Winners --
Sex capital --
Wim Wenders with skin --
The last cabaret --
Eating on the street and elsewhere --
Onions --
The best lies are true --
Who's afraid of Mexico City? --
The crater --
Mexican lexicon, part three --
La Fondesa --
Making a scene --
Alternative art --
High and low --
Island of the dolls --
Globalization and Malinchismo --
The other side --
Piedra --
The politics of obstruction --
Transa --
Epilogue: China libre.
Responsibility: David Lida.
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A wide-ranging literary portrait of Mexico City by a former New Yorker profiles the Mexican capital as a thriving urban center comprising centuries of history as well as rapid development, in a kaleidoscopic depiction that offers insight into its growing relevance on the world stage.

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