Mexican Literature

Poems, plays, and novels by Mexican authors. There is some leeway on non-fiction.

Please review your submissions to make sure authors are from Mexico. If not, please delete, as I don't want this list to lead anyone astray. I will delete works written by non-Mexican authors. Feel free to comment if you'd like to make a case for a debatable inclusion.
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235 books · 101 voters · list created November 19th, 2010 by Rachel (votes) .
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message 1: by Rachel (new)

Rachel I'm not sure Sandra Cisneros belongs here exactly--wouldn't she be American Literature?


message 2: by Maria (new)

Maria Estela Vazquez Perez, author of "Light and Shadows," was born in Mexico. But, she currently resides in San Francisco. Can her novel be added to your list?

Thank you,

Maria


message 3: by Rachel (last edited Jan 28, 2014 08:09PM) (new)

Rachel Absolutely. Go ahead and add it, if you haven't already. In cases where national origin and long-term residence differ, I think either national adjective for the literature should be allowed.


message 4: by Vold (new)

Vold Kira I have added my favorites. Hope you like. Enjoy!


message 5: by Ray (new)

Ray Childress My favorite was added. our very own CASPER: El Cuento De Amor De Un Gangster.... PLEASE VOTE


message 6: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 1 book removed.

Removed a Dutch edition of Paz / Labyrinth of Solitude, already present at #2, not detected as a duplicate.


message 7: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Thanks, Paul.


message 8: by Dora (new)

Dora Can you please remove Lazarillo de Tormes? The book is considered to be the first Spanish picaresque novel and belongs entirely to the Spanish literature, from the plot to the author. I bet Mexican literature has its own picaresque novels, but Lazarillo is not one of them.


message 9: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Dora, I've removed it. Though the authorship is disputed, the Spanish nationality of the author is not, so it doesn't belong here. Thanks!


message 10: by Stubby (new)

Stubby Girdle Does anyone have a good follow-up read to Labyrinth of Solitude? (i.e. Mexico past the 70's, when the last essay in the book was written).


message 11: by George (last edited Aug 04, 2018 09:09PM) (new)

George Rife El Llano en Llamas is listed twice in the first 100 books.


message 12: by Ana (new)

Ana Rachel wrote: "I'm not sure Sandra Cisneros belongs here exactly--wouldn't she be American Literature?"

She is Mexican American, Rachel, I think you should read her literature, Caramelo speaks a little of her up bringing. Your culture can be separate from your nationality.


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