from the Sister Republic or, Papelito Habla
By C.M. Mayo
A longform essay
about the Mexican
literary landscape and the power of the book by a noted translator
and the author of the novel based on the true story, The
Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, and Sky
Over El Nido, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award,
among other works about Mexico.
Available on Kindle.
Read more about C.M.
Mayo's books and translations here.
"With great insight and humor,
C.M. Mayo takes you by the hand and leads you on a guided tour
through Mexico's complex and amazingly rich literary past. Yesterday's
voices announce their presence, become immediate. An engrossing
and truly illuminating portrayal of the country's literary production
throughout the ages. Highly recommended."
author of A Gathering of Fugitives: American Political Expatriates
"A beautifully written meditation
on the vast literary multiverse of Mexico. Oddly enough, it reminds
me of the best writing about food (think Jim Harrison's "Roving
Gourmand" sensibility applied to the written word). C. M.
Mayo describes the Mexican literary scene as if it were a feastand
Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2018, and translator of Mexican literature