Mexico: The Essential Neighbor

By Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado

Paul Theroux’s On the Plain of Snakes is the richest portrayal of contemporary Mexico available to Americans, and an urgent one.

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Translators and Other Icons

By Lily Meyer

Writers are sexy figures. Until recently, we tended to imagine them as drunk and glamorous, Hemingway at the bar in Cuba or Frank O’Hara partying with artists ...

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Novels of Colombia’s Patriarchy

By Héctor Hoyos

Fathers dead and fathers dying—as well as adult children struggling to leave their fathers’ shadow—shape two recent novels from Colombia. Though one concerns a ...

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