Tales of two women: the narrative construal of Porfirian reality.

@article{Buffington1999TalesOT,
  title={Tales of two women: the narrative construal of Porfirian reality.},
  author={R. Buffington and P. Piccato},
  journal={Americas},
  year={1999},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={
          391-424
        }
}
It was the perfect murder, really. Illicit passions: two beautiful women-of-the-night feuding over a dashing young rake, a masked ball, casual taunts, thwarted assaults, escalating threats. Heinous crime: the lover's borrowed gun, midnight bordello visit, fighting words, a gun shot, a maid's scream, a young woman's tragic death. Cruel punishment: suicidal remorse (by some accounts), humiliating public trial, twenty lost years (the maximum sentence for a woman) in Mexico City's squalid Belem… Expand
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