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Title The war of the fatties and other stories from Aztec history / as told by Salvador Novo ; translated by Michael Alderson.
Author Novo, Salvador, 1904-1974.
Publication Austin : University of Texas Press, 1994.
Edition First edition.
Description lx, 232 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Call # 862 N
Series The Texas Pan American series
Texas Pan American series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-232).
Contents "A few aspects of sex among the Nahuas" -- In Pipiltzintzin (the children), or The war of the fatties : comedy in two acts -- from the unpublished Historia de Coyoacán. "Ahuítzotl and the magic water" -- Cuauhtémoc : play in one act -- Cuauhtémoc and Eulalia : a dialogue -- Malinche and Carlota : a dialogue -- In Ticitézcatl, or The enchanted mirror : opera in two acts.
Summary In "The War of the Fatties," a campy, tongue-in-cheek retelling of an episode from the Mexican "Trojan War," naked fat women from Tlatelolco discombobulate Tenochtitlan's invading army by squirting them with breast milk.
Told with satiric allusions to the policies and tactics used by Mexico's current ruling party, PRI, to consolidate its power, the play unfolds a history of vain rivalry and decadence, intricate political maneuvers, corruption, and unchecked ambition that determined the course of Mexican history for two centuries before the Spanish conquest.
Novo's other works in this collection - "A Few Aspects of Sex among the Nahuas," "Ahuitozotl and the Magic Water," "Cuauhtemoc: Play in One Act," "Cuauhtemoc and Eulalia: A Dialogue," "Malinche and Carlota: A Dialogue," and "In Ticitezcatl or The Enchanted Mirror: Opera in Two Acts"--Represent nearly all of his Aztec-related writings. Taken together, they provide a delightful introduction to Novo's later works and a lighthearted, historically accurate introduction to Aztec culture.
Often unjustly overlooked, these works have never been available in English. The text is supplemented by a glossary of Nahuatl terms, notes on the historical characters, and an introduction that provides historical background and places Novo's works within their cultural context.
Subject Aztecs -- Literary collections.
Novo, Salvador, 1904-1974 -- Translations into English.
Novo, Salvador, 1904-1974. (OCoLC)fst00035781
Aztecs. (OCoLC)fst00824720
Genre Literary collections. (OCoLC)fst01423811
Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Related To Online version: Novo, Salvador, 1904-1974. War of the fatties and other stories from Aztec history. 1st ed. Austin : University of Texas Press, 1994 (OCoLC)607814566
Online version: Novo, Salvador, 1904-1974. War of the fatties and other stories from Aztec history. 1st ed. Austin : University of Texas Press, 1994 (OCoLC)623263709
ISBN 0292790597 (alk. paper)
9780292790599 (alk. paper)
0292755546 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780292755543 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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 Central 1st Fl - Lit Non-Fic  862 N    CHECK SHELVES