The Children of Sánchez: Autobiography of a Mexican Family

The Children of Sánchez: Autobiography of a Mexican Family

Oscar Lewis


A pioneering paintings from a visionary anthropologist, The young children of Sanchez is hailed worldwide as a watershed success within the examine of poverty--a uniquely intimate research, as poignant this day as while it used to be first published.

It is the epic tale of the Sánchez family members, informed completely by means of its members--Jesus, the 50-year-old patriarch, and his 4 grownup children--as their lives spread within the Mexico urban slum they name domestic. Weaving jointly their notable own narratives, Oscar Lewis creates a sympathetic yet eventually tragic portrait that's instantaneously harrowing and humane, mystifying and moving.

An beneficial record, jam-packed with verve and pathos, The young children of Sanchez reads just like the better of fiction, with the further impression that it's all, undeniably, actual.

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