What are the best mexican literature books?

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    #1Pedro Páramo

    Pedro Páramo
    Pedro Páramo is a book written by Juan Rulfo and translated by Margaret Sayers Peden with a foreword from Susan Sontag. Pedro Páramo was published on March 10, 1994 by Grove Press.
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    Timothy Howard
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a great work of Mexican literature. It's highly recommend it. Check it out!"
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    #2Like Water for Chocolate

    Like Water for Chocolate

    Like Water for Chocolate is a romantic magical realism novel for young adults written by bestselling author Laura Esquivel. It was first released in August 2002. It was adapted into a an award-winning film. 

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    Lorenzo Gálvez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Like Water for Chocolate is a romance book based on magical fantasy but includes a realism safeguard. The book focuses too much on romance and uses the magical element to maintain focus on the story line but doesn't really present any notable literature writing that can be considered. "
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    #3The Labyrinth of Solitude and Other Writings

    The Labyrinth of Solitude and Other Writings
    The Labyrinth of Solitude and Other Writings is a book written by Octavio Paz and translated by Lysander Kemp and Yara MIlos. The Labyrinth of Solitude and Other Writings was published on January 12, 1994 by Grove Press.
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    #4Los de abajo

    Los de abajo

    Los de abajo is a book written by Mariano Azuela. Los de abajo was published on August 1, 1997 by Penguin Books Ltd. Los de abajo's paperback edition has 144 pages.

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    Charles Webb
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Los de Abajo is a historical powerhouse when it comes to Mexican literature. It is a mix of great writing, historical relevance, and creativity. Mariano Azuela certainly is not afraid to offend the reader, and as such this novel breaks boundaries that others do not."
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    #5El Llano En Llamas (Spanish Edition)

    El Llano En Llamas (Spanish Edition)

    El Llano En Llamas (Spanish Edition) is a book written by Juan Rulfo. El Llano En Llamas (Spanish Edition) was published on May 28, 2000 by Sudamericana.

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    Gary Garcia
    Written on April 24, 2018
    " Rulfo is one of my most preferred authors, has a style of writing, when you read it you feel to be there in history with the characters, suffering with them in the Cerro cruel or the burning desert. The way he describes nature is something incredible. This book is written in Spanish."
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    #6The Death of Artemio Cruz: A Novel

    The Death of Artemio Cruz: A Novel
    The Death of Artemio Cruz: A Novel is a book written by Carlos Fuentes and translated by Alfred MacAdam. The Death of Artemio Cruz  was published on May 1, 1991 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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    #7Las batallas en el desierto (Spanish Edition)

    Las batallas en el desierto (Spanish Edition)

    Las batallas en el desierto (Spanish Edition) is a book written by José Emilio Pacheco. Las batallas en el desierto (Spanish Edition) was published on January 1, 2005 by Editorial Era.

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    Ethan Hall
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Great story full of nostalgic descriptions. Nevertheles many of the memories of Carlitos could be fiction, how José Emilio Pacheco recounts the events of the forty years in Mexico City gives the whole story the nostalgia that only the people that knew those years can understand"
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    #8Aura: A Novel (English and Spanish Edition)

    Aura: A Novel (English and Spanish Edition)

    Aura: A Novel (English and Spanish Edition) is a book written by Carlos Fuentes and translated by Lysander Kemp. Aura: A Novel (English and Spanish Edition) was published on September 1, 1986 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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    Bruce Allen
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is a fine example of late twentieth century Mexican literature. Mexican literature does not always receive the attention it deserves but this book is a great example of why it deserves more recognition."
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    #9Xtabentum: A Novel of Yucatan

    Xtabentum: A Novel of Yucatan

    Xtabentum: A Novel of Yucatan is a book written by Rosy and Carl Hugener. Xtabentum: A Novel of Yucatan was published on January 25, 2011 by Shared Pen edition.

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    Rakesh Gavde
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "According to Mayan legend, the Xtabentum flower that grows wild on the Yucatan peninsula first appeared on the grave of a free-spirited young woman who was scorned for her passion by the people of her village, but loved by the gods for her kind heart. Xtabentum: A Novel of Yucatan is a story of two young women set in the years following the Mexican Revolution in Merida, Yucatan, one of the wealthiest cities in the world at the time. Amanda Diaz is from the "divine caste," a small group of families of European descent who dominate the politics and economy of the region. Amanda's lifelong friend, Carmen, is from the opposite end of the social spectrum, a Mayan Indian who is the daughter of one of the Diaz family servants. Against the true historical background of rebellion and assassination in the unstable country, the whipping of Carmen by a Diaz neighbor exposes the sheltered existence of the two women and drives them apart. The story follows Amanda through her horror at the social injustice of the two-class Mexico to the sacrifices she makes in the name of friendship. Parts of the story take place in modern times, where the discovery of an old birth certificate sets Amanda's granddaughter in search of a secret about her father's birth. Her search, told in the first person, is blended with a third-person account of the lives of Amanda and her contemporaries in the 1920s."
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    #10The Old Gringo: A Novel (FSG Classics)

    The Old Gringo: A Novel (FSG Classics)

    The Old Gringo: A Novel (FSG Classics) is a book written by Carlos Fuentes and translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. The Old Gringo: A Novel (FSG Classics) was published on February 20, 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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    Rajesh Chavan
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The few customers who have left reviews left positive reviews. It is interesting to read about, and I kept losing track of time as I wanted to learn more. I have recommended this book to my family members as they enjoy the same type of books."
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    #11Loose Woman

    Loose Woman

    Loose Woman is a collection of poetry written by Sandra Cisneros, first published in 1994. Written in Spanish and English, the book includes feminist poetry about Chicana culture.

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    Jason Martinez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is a poor solution. Yes the author is of Mexican heritage, but she lives in Chicago, and the book is not unique to the Mexican culture or experience, it just happens to have an author who was born in Mexico. A piece by Luis Spota, Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz, Juan Rulfo, Jaime Sabines, Martin Luis Guzman, or Valeria Luiselli would have been far superior results. "

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Best What are the best mexican literature books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Pedro Páramo Books 39 Paid
2Like Water for ChocolateBooks 34 Paid
3The Labyrinth of Solitude and Other WritingsBooks 34 Paid
4Los de abajoBooks 31 Paid
5El Llano En Llamas (Spanish Edition)Books 30 Paid
6The Death of Artemio Cruz: A NovelBooks 29 Paid
7Las batallas en el desierto (Spanish Edition)Books 26 Paid
8Aura: A Novel (English and Spanish Edition)Books 24 Paid
9Xtabentum: A Novel of YucatanBooks 23 Paid
10The Old Gringo: A Novel (FSG Classics)Books 20 Paid
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