Anita Brenner: A Mind of Her Own

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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 Drawing on Brenner's unpublished journals and autobiographical novel, as well as on her published writing, Glusker describes the origin and impact of Brenner's three major books, Idols Behind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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Carlos Monsivais was Mexico's most beloved and esteemed journalist, critic, essayist, activist, and chronicler of the "urban carnival," as he called his nation's capital. The recipient of over thirty prizes and awards, including the Guadalajara International Book Fair Prize, Mexico's National Prize for Journalism, and multiple honorary degrees, Monsivais was prolific. Among his many works is Salvador Novo: Lo marginal en el centro.

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"Susannah Glusker's biography is a balanced and well-documented analysis of the middle period of her mother's life. She demonstrates that Brenner was a significant Latin American writer, a cultural hybrid and major figure in Mexico's cultural renaissance, and a political activist who sought successfully to document the dynamics of the country of her birth. This volume is informative and intriguing, and sheds light on Anita Brenner as a complex, assertive woman who, indeed, had "a mind of her own."" (H-Net Reviews 1999-04-01)

"Anita Brenner should be a figure of great interest to current-day readers. Apart from her accomplishments, she was one of the culturally hybrid individuals whose heterogeneity exerts a fascination." (Naomi Lindstrom, author of The Social Conscience of Latin American Writing)

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