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Mexican Literature.

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1 Esquivel, Laura LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE
New York: Doubleday, (1992). 0385420161 / 9780385420167 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Lovely Mexican-style jacket painting of two cooks in a kitchen by Cathleen Toelke. Translated by Carol and Thomas Christensen. 
Twelve months in the life of a lively Mexican family with each chapter preceded by a recipe. Made into a popular film in 1992. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Fuentes, Carlos CHRISTOPHER UNBORN
New York: Farrar Strauss Giroux, (1989). 0374123349 / 9780374123345 First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam and the author. Hardcover. Textblock very faintly age-toned, else a fine, bright copy in silver-lettered blue cloth shelfback over pale blue boards; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. Warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the dedication page. 
Near future comic novel set in a Mexico City deluged with black acid rain, gang warfare, political corruption and drug trafficking, told from the point of view of a fetus about to be born on the 500th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Schaefer, Claudia TEXTURED LIVES: Women, Art, and Representation in Modern Mexico
Tucson & London: The University of Arizona Press, (1992). 0816512507 / 9780816512508 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration a detail from ''Self-Portrait with Monkey'' by Frida Kahlo. 163 pages, notes, bibliography, index. 
A study of Mexican culture from the 1910 Revolution through 1990, which utilizes the works of women writers and artists, like Frida Kahlo, Rosario Castellanos, and Angeles Mastretta. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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