Distant neighbors by Alan Riding, , Joaquín Mortiz edition, in Spanish – 1a ed. en español. Translation of: Distant neighbors: a portrait of the Mexicans. Vecinos distantes / Distant Neighbors: Un retrato de los mexicanos / A Portrait of the Mexicans. Front Cover. Alan Riding. Editorial Planeta.

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I would recommend it to most people. Even so, it gives a good “outsider’s” perspective and understanding of Mexican culture and history, managing to mostly avoid taking sides. There are good chapters about language and customs. I read this book for a class on the history of US-Mexican relations.

I think he succeeds.

Vecinos distantes : un retrato de los mexicanos

vecinnos Sep 18, Lauren Albert rated it really liked it Shelves: A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding. If you want to understand Mexican culture and live within, Distant Neighbors is an introduction to understand As Mexican I’m fascinated the way Riding captured the Mexican essence from an American view.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. After some talks about my culture and how accurate he is on his perceptions he suggested me to read it.

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Want to Read saving…. During much of his career, Rkding covered political and economic affairs. Even though this book was written so long ago, some truths remain. I first read it in Spanish in the 80s.


Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding

Apr 15, Laura rated it liked it. Apr 08, Diana rated it really liked it. Margy rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Recommended to Susie by: So many of our current problems date back to that time of oil, migration, drugs and thugs.

I want our distant neighbors to be our closest and most wanted neighbors Apr 04, Susie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Thanks for telling us about the problem. I hope we do take notice to what he is telling us and I too hope we can change for the better Back in the this book was a must for those who love vvecinos things Mexico.

I learned so much from this book. I feel most of this book could have been chronological but he broke it up into odd chapters and then repeated information several times. Jan 30, Keith rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jenaye White rated it really liked it May 24, My edition lists this book as from Distant neighbors was recommended distants an American person who is in constant touch with my culture.

I am probably, sadly, typically American in knowing more about Mexican food than Mexican politics. Trivia About Distant Neighbors This book did a very good job of rectifying that and making me want to veinos more about the country. I really like it, it is a very extense analisys of Mexico and the different ambits of its culture.


Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans

Oct 09, Steve Van Slyke rated it really liked it Shelves: Susan rated it really liked it Apr 09, Published October 23rd by Vintage first published The society has changed a lot since the 80’s but by all means it provides a good frame to understand the “magical realism” of the Mexican people.

Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris. But towards the end of chapters, the author, a NYT reporter in Mexico during the time of print, makes the common journalist-writing- My edition lists this book as from If you are going to visit mexico or live there this book is a must read alan riding is a great writer and tells it like it is you want be wasting your money It is dated of course the contemporary context is the late Pretty great.

Feb 12, Oscar Romero rated it it was amazing. Spencer Wilson rated it really liked it Aug 26, Riding is telling us about Mexico.

Mar 03, jim rated it really liked it. The author, a journalist who spent years in Mexico, describes and explains the causes for misunderstandings between our nations.