I Speak of the City: Mexico City at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Paperback)
Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo is professor of history at the University of Chicago, and associate professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico City. He is the author of Mexico at the World’s Fairs and other books.
— Margaret Chowning
“I Speak of the City is a work of remarkable erudition and interpretation of the modernity and cosmopolitanism of Mexico City. It is a work of rich implication for our thinking about the nature of modernity and of world cities in general. Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo is a unique and exciting guide to layered history and cultural connections of one of the world's great cities.”
— Thomas Bender
“I Speak of the City is an excellent and beautifully written cultural history of twentieth-century Mexico City. Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo displays a vast erudition as he takes the reader on a tour of the city's literature, art, architecture, design, journalism, music, popular sayings, and—not for the faint of heart—the deadly typhus epidemics.”
— Rubén Gallo
"Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo delivers insightful, multidisciplinary examinations of Mexican culture, society, and history with [Mexico] City as teh main actor. . . . A unique vision and a solid entry for scholars, graduate students, and researchers interested in Mexico or urban history in general. Highly recommended."
“[An] assiduously researched and gracefully crafted series of essays on the history of Mexico City in the first decades of the twentieth century. . . . I Speak of the City . . . is a work that is far more than the sum of its elegantly crafted parts. Tenorio-Trillo’s innovative book contributes to Mexican and urban history more generally and provides an outstanding guide for imagining the simultaneity and multiple dimensions of the historical urban experience.”
— American Historical Review
“A bold and welcome attempt to change how we read and write urban history.”
— Canadian Journal of History