The Best of Contemporary Mexican Fiction
May 1 | Instituto Cervantes | NYC
With Dick Cluster, Álvaro Enrigue, and Olivia Sears; moderated by Martin Riker
From Octavio Paz to Coral Bracho, Carlos Fuentes to Juan Rulfo, the Mexican literary tradition has birthed and influenced many of our generation’s masters. But too many modern Mexican voices go unheard in the U.S., as lack of translation and publication opportunities present a literary checkpoint. This event will celebrate a landmark new bilingual anthology in which sixteen of Mexico’s leading writers deliver a glimpse of the rich tapestry that is contemporary Mexican fiction.
Cosponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute, Instituto Cervantes, the Consulate General of Spain, and Dalkey Archive Press
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• Elise Blackwell:
In his preface to the fabulous Best of Contemporary Mexican Fiction (Dalkey Archive Press), Sealtiel Alatriste compares an anthology to “describing a landscape by showing someone a tree branch, a rock, a fragment of a mountain, a peaceful cloud, and a bicycle wheel [More]