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Mexican Writers on Writing (The Writer's World)
The pieces collected in Mexican Writers on Writing present a vibrant cross-section of Mexican authors’ thoughts on the written word, from Carlos Fuentes’s instructional Decalogue, to Bernardo de Balbuena’s eloquent dissertation on the beauty of poetry, to Octavio Paz’s analysis of the essence of translation. From the literature of colonialism and conquest to contemporary w ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 2nd 2007 by Trinity University Press
(first published 2007)
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This book was a great introduction to Latin American literature and variously excites the reader, writer, artist, activist, and intellectual within, though at different times. I was most drawn to the chapters from Jose Fernandez de Lizardi's El periquillo sarniento : "Be assured that it is better to profit by other men's disillusions than by your own."; Enrique Gonzalez Martinez's "The Death of the Swan?": "Critics tend to . . . cling to their first discovery . . . closing their eyes to inevita ...more