Uncivil Wars: Elena Garro, Octavio Paz, and the Battle for Cultural Memory

Book cover design


6 × 9 inches
Hardback cloth with dust jacket
University of Texas Press
Spring 2012


Blending biography, literary analysis, and cultural history, Uncivil Wars reveals a new understanding of the works of these writers, placing them in the context of the revolutions—military, social, and feminist—that shaped their lives. Crossed pens with militant banners and a blotch of ink/blood serve as evocative visual symbols for political writers with opposing viewpoints.


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