Guadalajara’s International Book Fair (FIL) is gargantuan and impressive, like the Death Star, and an object lesson on the deleterious effect an excess of options can have on the human nervous system.
“Señor Bradley’s Guide to Mouthing Off in Mexico” diverges from a work-a-day linguistic handbook in a few ways: it is unclinical and casual in tone, expressions a partisan affection for Mexico and its linguistic idiosyncrasies, and utilizes a discernible voice.
A new biography on the extraordinary life of the late Leonora Carrington, the British artist who made a name for herself in Mexico rather than in her own country, hit the real and virtual shelves last week.
In his documentary novel, “All They Will Call You,” Mexican-American author Tim Z. Hernandez tells the tragic story of a 1948 plane crash in California that killed 28 migrant workers being deported to Mexico. One victim was from Jocotepec.
“The world has hit a frightening high tide of reactionary, fundamentalist, strong-arm madness, where religious tolerance, diversity, inclusiveness and truth have become existential threats, requiring extreme measures of self-righteousness in order to prevail. If left uncontrolled, where will it end?”
“Mexican Kaleidoscope,” the latest book by Tony Burton, takes readers on a delightful romp through Mexican history and culture, spanning 10,000 years from the Pre-Hispanic era to modern times.