Vlad review.

It is this sort of image of resignation and anomie that fellow intellectual Carlos Monsiváis once categorically rejected, arguing that the prophecies contained in such narratives deprived Mexico City of the optimism and hope that is more characteristic, in practice, of everyday circumstances. In an alternative register, Monsiváis once commented much more freely on the spaces of difference within Mexico City, for example on the free associations of the Metro that mark it as a site of great urban reflection, of souls in pain and rejoicing within its ‘noisy silence’, captured in the photography of Francisco Mata Rosas.

Adam David Morton on Dalkey’s recent translation of Vlad by the late Carlos Fuentes. [via For the Desk Drawer]

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