• Title: The Magic Lantern: Having a Ball and Christmas Eve
  • Author: José Tomas de Cuellar
  • ISBN: 9780195115031
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Magic Lantern Having a Ball and Christmas Eve Jose Tomas de Cuellar was a Mexican writer noted for his sharp sense of humor and gift for caricature Having a Ball and Christmas Eve are two novellas written in the costumbrista style made
    Jose Tomas de Cuellar 1830 1894 was a Mexican writer noted for his sharp sense of humor and gift for caricature Having a Ball and Christmas Eve are two novellas written in the costumbrista style, made popular in the mid nineteenth century by the periodical press in which these sketches of contemporary manners were first published The stories are a sensitive reflectionJose Tomas de Cuellar 1830 1894 was a Mexican writer noted for his sharp sense of humor and gift for caricature Having a Ball and Christmas Eve are two novellas written in the costumbrista style, made popular in the mid nineteenth century by the periodical press in which these sketches of contemporary manners were first published The stories are a sensitive reflection of the effects of modernization brought by an authoritarian regime dedicated to order and progress Christmas Eve describes a volatile middle class in which people pursue pleasure and entertainment without regard to morality Having a Ball depicts women and their dedication to fashion It is through them that Cuellar examines a society susceptible to foreign values, the importation of which radically altered the face of Mexico and its traditional customs.

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