16 Books of authors mexicans that you can’t miss

Either because of your theme outside the novel, or because they dared to tell what she had never before been able to publish, there are several authors and books mexicans who are part of the history of the country. Of these books, they say that should be read at least once in your life, what are you waiting for start with any of them?

In Great.guru , we have selected for you the best books of the mexican literature of all times.

Confabulario

Juan José Arreola

Confabulario

This book is composed of short stories and prose short very different from each other. In it, the author is a smart and imaginative social issues, mysterious, and even magical, making a satire of contemporary society and its excesses, and of human behavior. The halo of mystery that it creates, and the humour and the style that is used, make this book one of the great works that should not be missed Juan José Arreola.

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Aura

Carlos Fuentes

Aura

This short novel is considered as one of the best works of mexican TWENTIETH century. Its protagonist is Felipe Montero, a young and intelligent historian, who gets to work finishing the edit the memoirs of a general. To do this, you have to live in the house where he lived, the deceased, together with the widow of this, and her niece, Aura, the wife of that Philip will fall in love madly.

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Como agua para chocolate

Laura Esquivel

Like water for chocolate

The story is set in the time of the mexican Revolution. Tita was born in the middle of the kitchen of the house. After the sudden death of his father, their mom could not feed her. The cook of the house Nacha is in charge of feeding the small Tita, so that the girl has literally grown up in the kitchen. One day, things get complicated, when Peter, in love with Tita, he decides to marry her, but the mother of Tita offers him the hand of her other daughter, Rosaura…

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Fiesta en la madriguera

Juan Pablo Villalobos

Party at the burrow

This novel deals with the topic of drug trafficking in Mexico through the eyes of Tochitli, the son of a drug trafficker powerful and billionaire in this country, which lives in an estate hidden away and isolated from the outside world for safety. The small is interested in the world japanese, and his dream is to meet the hippos, dwarves are found in Liberia.

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Pedro Páramo

Juan Rulfo

Pedro Páramo

The novel is situated during the development of the Guerra Cristera. The protagonist is Juan Preciado, who promises his mother before he died that will go to claim his father, Pedro Páramo, everything that belongs to them. In the work, are mixed as two stories central, one of them told from the point of view of Juan Preciado, and the other narrated from the point of view of Pedro Páramo.

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La muerte de Artemio Cruz

Carlos Fuentes

The death of Artemio Cruz

The novel unfolds through the protagonist, Artemio Cruz, the one who remembers the stages lived, and his participation in the mexican revolution from his deathbed. Throughout the play, the dying character is found between the facts of the past and the present, and through his narration, can be seen as it has developed in reality the history of Mexico.

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El llano en llamas

Juan Rulfo

The plain in flames

The final version of this work is composed by a collection of 17 stories, and stories that the author had previously published in magazines. Most of the stories stood at the time of the mexican Revolution and the Guerra Cristera in the town of Comala. The characters are poor, the lonely, attempting to escape the misery or deal in Mexico the terrible situation they are living.

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Bestiario

Juan José Arreola

Bestiary

Choosing as a reference the ancient bestiaries or altarpieces of medieval europe, in which it is to categorize the existing animals in a scientific way, the author performs his own collection of animals. Through each one of them, Arreola gets to examine and analyze from their own vision of the human being, in addition to sharing with the reader their extensive knowledge of mythological themes, philosophical and historical.

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El laberinto de la soledad

Octavio Paz

The labyrinth of solitude

The work reflects the concerns of the author to discover and describe the behavior of the mexicans and their morality, both individually and collectively. The work consists of 9 trials, through which the writer analyzes the behavior of the person is mexican, and his psychology, in relation to all the stages experienced in the history of their country.

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Los sueños de la bella durmiente

Emiliano Gonzalez

The dreams of the sleeping beauty

This work is one of the great classics of fantastic literature mexican. Formed by stories and poems, tells stories, delusional, cruel, romantic and even erotic. The writer wanted to pay homage to the authors modernists in general, in addition to claim the pleasure of the senses through writing and reading.

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Al filo del agua

Agustín Yáñez

At the edge of the water

The plot is located in a town of Jalisco, just before the mexican Revolution, and recounts the events that occur to the inhabitants of the place. The village is located under the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz, so that through the development of the novel, you can see the changes that occur in society while this is progressing.

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Arráncame la vida

Angeles Mastretta

Arráncame la vida

The novel narrates the evolution of the young Catalina Guzmán, who falls in love with only 15 years of General Andrés Ascencio. If he begins the play as a child, innocent, naive, and dominated by her husband, the protagonist is going to suffer great transformations throughout its life, which makes it evolve as a woman and person.

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La tumba

José Agustín

The tomb

This novel marks the beginning of a new literature in Mexico, known disparagingly as the Wave. Written in a colloquial language and modern, tells of the adventures and misadventures of Gabriel’s life Guide, a teen of 16-year-old from a wealthy family and popularity, with great cultural knowledge that can be perceived throughout the work.

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Hasta no verte, Jesús mío

Elena Poniatowska

Hasta no verte, Jesus mío

Jesusa Palancares narrates in the first person as she develops her life. Of humble family, the protagonist is orphaned of a mother with a few years and decides to join the troops of the mexican Revolution. The loss of her husband forces her to have to look for the life play hard work. These hard blows to the approach to religion, spirituality and the beliefs in reincarnation.

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Los recuerdos de porvenir

Elena Garro

Memories of the future

The book is divided in two parts, is located in Ixtepec, a remote village of Mexico, where it develops the story of the brothers Moncada during the Guerra Cristera. It is a people ruled and oppressed by the bloody general Rosas, who is abandoned by Julia Andrade, his beloved. This takes you to a decadence that makes him a character each time more cruel.

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Donde habitan los ángeles

Claudia Celis

Where angels dwell

Pancho is the protagonist of this novel, and she tells their stories and memories of youth. He and his cousins spend the summers in the home of her aunt and uncle Tacho and Chavela, a couple hit by the death of his son. At the end of the holiday, all the nieces and nephews return to their homes, except for a summer, in which Pancho will be the son of her aunt and uncle after being abandoned by his mother.

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