Anita Brenner: A Mind of Her Own

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University of Texas Press, 1998 - 298 páginas
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Journalist, historian, anthropologist, art critic, and creative writer, Anita Brenner was one of Mexico's most discerning interpreters. In this book, her daughter, Susannah Glusker, traces Brenner's intellectual growth and achievements from the 1920s through the 1940s. This intellectual biography brings to light a complex, fascinating woman who bridged many worlds--the United States and Mexico, art and politics, professional work and family life.Journalist, historian, anthropologist, art critic, and creative writer, Anita Brenner was one of Mexico's most discerning interpreters. Born to a Jewish immigrant family in Mexico a few years before the Revolution of 1910, she matured into an independent liberal who defended Mexico, workers, and all those who were treated unfairly, whatever their origin or nationality.In this book, her daughter, Susannah Glusker, traces Brenner's intellectual growth and achievements from the 1920s through the 1940s. Drawing on Brenner's unpublished journals and autobiographical novel, as well as on her published writing, Glusker describes the origin and impact of Brenner's three major books, Idols Behind Altars, Your Mexican Holiday, and The Wind That Swept Mexico.Along the way, Glusker traces Brenner's support of many liberal causes, including her championship of Mexico as a haven for Jewish immigrants in the early 1920s. This intellectual biography brings to light a complex, fascinating woman who bridged many worlds--the United States and Mexico, art and politics, professional work and family life.
 

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Contenido

Prologue
2
An Abbreviated Chronology of Anita Brenners Life
9
Introduction
11
Nana Serapia
19
Mexico Welcomes Anita
32
A Family of Artists and Intellectuals
44
Sisters Foes and Role Models
57
Moving On
74
Identity Commitment and Activism
149
Fullfledged Menorah Journal Radical
157
Spain
166
Art Critic in the Thirties
174
A Radical Looks at Mexico The Throttled Revolution
189
The Wind That Swept Mexico
201
Epilogue New York 1942
209
Appendixes
225

Harvesting Mexican Efforts
80
An Art Critics Career Unfolds
87
Idols behind Altars
97
An Atypical Student
111
Flirtations Relationships and Love
121
Your Mexican Holiday
137

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