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Carlos Monsiváis


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(b. Mexico City, Mexico, 1938). Monsiváis first studied economics at the Escuela Nacional de Economía, and additionally received a degree in Philosophy and Letters at the Universidad Nacional Autómatica de México (UNAM). Monsiváis lives and works in Mexico City. A journalist and novelist, Monsiváis is one of the most influential and prolific writers in Mexico. His controversial writing addresses the politics, alternative life-styles, drug culture, and social hierarchies of current-day Mexico City. As journalist and radio personality, he has reported extensively on cinema and culture for several decades. He was the director of several magazines, including "Siempre" (from 1972 to 1987). He has edited numerous books on twentieth century Mexican poetry. His own books include an autobiography from 1966, and the novels Mexican Postcards (1997); Días de guardar (9th edition, 1982); Amor perdido(8th edition, 1984); A la mitad del túnel (1

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