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Horizontal vertigo : a city called Mexico / Juan Villoro ; translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524748883 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1524748889 : HRD
  • Physical Description: xi, 346 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Mexico as El vaertigo horizontal by Almadaia Ediciones S.A.P.I. de C.V., Mexico City, in 2018"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"Horizontal Vertigo: the title refers to the fear of ever-impending earthquakes, which led Mexicans to build their capital city outward rather than upward. With the perspicacity of a keenly observant flâneur, Villoro wanders through the city seemingly without a plan, describing people, places, and things, while brilliantly drawing connections among them, the better to reveal, in all its multitudinous glory, the vicissitudes and triumphs of Mexico City's cultural, political, and social history: from indigenous antiquity to the Aztec period, from the Spanish conquest to Mexico City today, one of the world's leading cultural and financial centers. In his deeply iconoclastic book, Villoro organizes his text around a recurring series of chapter titles: "Living in the City," "City Characters," "Shocks, Crossings, and Ceremonies." What he achieves, miraculously, is a stunning, intriguingly coherent meditation on Mexico City's genius loci, its spirit of place"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mexico City (Mexico) > Civilization > 21st century.
Mexico City (Mexico) > Social life and customs > 21st century.