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Hispanic Heritage Month

Notable Books by Mexican and Mexican-American Authors

Ten Mexican and Mexican-American literary works

by Amy Fletcher
Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz wrote The Labyrinth of Solitude in 1950

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Looking to expand your knowledge of Mexican culture? Or maybe just on the hunt for a really good book? Here’s a very brief list of some of the more notable literary works from Mexican and Mexican-American authors.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana’s Love Poems (1600s)

Mariano Azuela
The Underdogs (1915)

Octavio Paz
The Labyrinth of Solitude (essays) (1950)

Juan Rulfo
Pedro Paramo (1955)

Carlos Fuentes
The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962)

Tomas Rivera
And the Earth Did Not Devour Him (1971)

Sandra Cisneros
The House on Mango Street (1984)

Laura Esquivel
Like Water for Chocolate (1990)

Victor Villasenor
Rain of Gold (1991)

Luis Alberto Urrea
The Hummingbird’s Daughter (2005)



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