Egan's work offers readers an accessible entry into the world of contemporary Mexican journalism, as well as a critical treatment linking each of Monsiváis's books to what she sees as the essential meanings of his artistic oeuvre. . . . Given the difficult task of reading the pulse of civil society, much less in deciphering the neobaroque nuances of a writer such as Monsiváis, Egan's book stands as a pioneering achievement that should be studied by a broad range of scholars.
Hispanic American Historical Review
Her exhaustive treatment of the work of one of Mexico's most important writers and social commentators justifies her valiant undertaking.
An important, original study worthy of its subject. It also has the great virtue of leaving thereader with an irresistible appetite for more Monsiváis.
Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispanicos