Book List in Order: 5 titles

  • A masterpiece of contemporary Latin American fiction from Mexico's greatest twentieth-century woman writerOficio de tinieblas draws on two centuries of struggle among the Maya Indians, the white landowners, and the conflicted mestiza class in the Chi...


  • Set in the highlands of the Mexican state of Chiapas, The Book of Lamentations tells of a fictionalized Mayan uprising that resembles many of the rebellions that have taken place since the indigenous people of the area were first conquered by Europea...




  • Thinker, writer, diplomat, feminist Rosario Castellanos was emerging as one of Mexico's major literary figures before her untimely death in 1974. This sampler of her work brings together her major poems, short fiction, essays, and a three-act play, T...