Category Archives: Mexican Literature

Another Mexican classic in the making: ‘Signs Preceding the End of the World’ by Yuri Herrera, trans. Lisa Dillman

2016 seems have turned into my year of Mexican reading.  It had never been a country that loomed large on my literary world-map, but with Juan Pablo Villalobos’s ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ introducing me to Narco-Noir and a lovely magic-realism … Continue reading

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A Mouth Watering Read: ‘Like Water for Chocolate’ by Laura Esquivel (1989)

The last Mexican book I read was ‘Down the Rabbit Hole,’ Juan Pablo Villalobos’ demented tale of life at the very heart of a drug gang.  Reading ‘Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Instalments with Recipes, Romances and … Continue reading

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A frightening escape from reality: ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ by Juan Pablo Villalobos (2010)

‘Some people say I’m precocious.  They say it mainly because they think I know difficult words for a little boy.  Some of the difficult words I know are: sordid, disastrous, immaculate, pathetic and devastating.  There aren’t really that many people … Continue reading

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