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Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion - Edited by C.M.
Published by: Wereabouts Press, $14.95, ISBN #
"This is how Mexico looks, tastes and feels, and how its
writers write about it. . . .This is a book to
throw in a suitcase or
mochila (backpack) on the way to Mexico or just settling into a favorite patio
chair. It will open your eyes, fill you with pleasure and render our
perennial vecinos a little less
--Los Angeles Times
"This delicious volume has lovingly gathered a
banquet of pieces that reveal Mexico in all its infinite variety,
splendid geography, its luminous peoples. What a
--Margaret Sayers Peden, leading literary translator and editor, Mexican Writers
has long been the top travel destination for Americans. But until now, there has
not been such a
panoramic vision of Mexico offered by some of Mexico's
finest contemporary writers of fiction and literary
prose. Here are
writings-many translated for the first time-that bring you to the people of the
deserts, jungles, snow-capped mountains, and
The voices are rich and diverse, the stories enthralling and
strange. These writings shatter stereotypes as they
provide a rollicking
journey from the Pacific to the Gulf, from Yucatan to the U.S.-Mexico border,
ranchos to a fabulous mountaintop castle.
C.M. Mayo is
founding editor of Tameme, one of the most prestigious publishers of
translation. She is the author of the widely lauded
travel memoir, Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles
California, the Other Mexico, and Sky Over El Nido, which won the Flannery
O'Connor Award for
"Big Caca's Revenge"
Carlos Fuentes, "Malintzin of the
the State of Sinaloa:
In�s Arredondo, "The Silent
In the State of
Jes�s Gardea, "According to
The Northern Desert:
Ricardo Elizondo Elizondo, "The Green Bottle"
Agust�n Cadena, "Lady of the
C. M. Mayo, "Rancho Santa In�s:
Monsiv�is, "Identity Hour or, What Photos Would You Take of the Endless
Juan Villoro, "One-Way
Guadalupe Loaeza, "Oh,
Fernando del Paso, "The Emperor in
M�nica Lav�n, "Day and
In the State of Puebla:
Pedro �ngel Palou, "Huaquechula"
�ngeles Mastretta, "Aunt
Martha Cerda, "And One
Quer�taro (in the
Araceli Ard�n, "It Is Nothing of
ALONG THE GULF OF
In the State of Tabasco:
Bruno Esta�ol, "Fata Morgana"
In the State of
Ilan Stavans, "Twins"
Raymundo Hern�ndez-Gil, "Tarantula"
SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST
Julieta Campos, "She Has Reddish Hair and Her
Name Is Sabina"
Isthmus of Tehuantepec,
Alberto Ruy S�nchez, "Vigil in
Castellanos, "Tenebrae Service"
Laura Esquivel, "Swift as
Translators: Alfred MacAdam, Cynthia Steele, Mark Schafer, Geoff
Hargreaves, C. M. Mayo,
John Kraniauskas, Daniel Shapiro, Amy Schildhouse
Greenberg, Philip Garrison, Carl I.
Jubr�n, Eduardo Jim�nez, Harry Morales,
Daryl R. Hague, Leland H. Chambers, Myralyn F.
Allgood, and Stephen
MEXICO, edited by C. M. Mayo, $14.95, ISBN # 1-883513-15-4
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