Aura (Durham Modern Languages) (Paperback)

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By Mike Thompson (Editor), Peter Standish (Editor)
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Since its publication in 1962, Carlos Fuentes' novel, *Aura*, remains not merely an object of academic interest but a continuous source of controversy in Mexico. It was the explosive combination of sex and religion that incensed the Ministro de Hacienda, Salvador Abascal, and linked *Aura* to the recent polemical Mexican film *El crimen del Padre Amaro*. *Aura* is preoccupied with the place and persistence of the sacred in modern Mexico rather than simply the secret abuses of institutional Catholicism. This critical edition of the work is accompanied by an introduction and notes on the text.

About the Author

Peter Standish is Professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, East Carolina University

Product Details
ISBN: 9780719081835
ISBN-10: 0719081831
Publisher: University of Durham
Publication Date: October 1st, 2009
Pages: 53
Language: English
Series: Durham Modern Languages