Great Novels by Mexican/Latin American Authors -Translations

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Pedro Paramo
1.  Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo
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  "This surreal novel paints a haunting picture of a man's search for his Mexican heritage. Exquisite writing."
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
2.  One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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  "This is my favorite novel. A glorious journey filled with extraordinary characters, laughter, tears, vibrant color & more tales than Shahrazad told in 1001 nights! Mr. Rabassa's translation is superb!"
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Love in the Time of Cholera (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
3.  Love in the Time of Cholera (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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  "Another masterpiece by one of the most brilliant writers of our times. A tale of lifelong love and obsession, filled with Garcia Marquez' remarkable prose."
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Death of Artemio Cruz
4.  Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes
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  "Artemio Cruz, now an old man on his deathbed, reviews his life in 20th century Mexico. Fuentes' use of Mexican colloquial Spanish is mind-bogglingly brilliant!"
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Aura (English and Spanish Edition)
5.  Aura (English and Spanish Edition) by Carlos Fuentes
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  "Spellbinding! Fuentes weaves a web of mystery in this beautiful and disturbing novel of love, death and passion."
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The President
6.  The President by Miguel Angel Asturias
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  "A terrifying novel of power, politics and a presidency in a totalitarian state."
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Mulata
7.  Mulata by Miguel Angel Asturias
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  "Based on the "Popol Vuh," the Mayan mythology of creation, this dramatic and lyrical novel is a must read."
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Three Trapped Tigers
8.  Three Trapped Tigers by G. Cabrera Infante
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  "Cabrera Infante paints a portrait of pre-revolutionary Cuba that will blow you away! Brilliant!!"
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The Green House
9.  The Green House by Gregory Rabassa
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  "An epic novel of Peru, from the highlands to the jungle - all action centers around La Casa Verde, where the innocent & corrupt come together!"
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The War of the End of the World
10.  The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa
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  "Set in Brazil's dry interior, this is an epic masterpiece about man's passionate struggle for freedom. Based on a true story."
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Hopscotch: A Novel (Pantheon Modern Writers Series)
11.  Hopscotch: A Novel (Pantheon Modern Writers Series) by Julio Cortazar
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  "Two novels intertwined-one does hopscotch through this non-linear work about an Argentinean expatriate in Paris & his return to life in Buenos Aires. La Maga -one of fiction's most compelling heroines"
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Kiss of the Spider Woman
12.  Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig
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  "A socialist revolutionary and a middle-aged homosexual develop an unlikely friendship while they share a prison cell."
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The House of the Spirits
13.  The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
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  "Generations of the Trueba family people this novel of political and class struggle in 20th century Chile. Wonderful! One of my favorites."
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Eva Luna
14.  Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
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  "Isabel Allende takes lyricism to new heights with Eva Luna - a poem of a novel."
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The Aleph and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)
15.  The Aleph and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) by Jorge Luis Borges
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  "John Updike wrote of Jorge Luis Borges, "He lifted fiction away from the flat earth where most of our novels and short stories still take place." This volume contains some of Borges' best work."
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On Heroes and Tombs
16.  On Heroes and Tombs by Ernesto R. Sábato
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  "A complex novel of the dynamics of love and darkness."
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The Shipyard (Extraordinary Classics)
17.  The Shipyard (Extraordinary Classics) by Juan Carlos Onetti
The list author says:
  "A grim, existential novel about an Argentinian shipbuilder facing a personal crisis. A classic that is little known in the US, unfortunately."
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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon
18.  Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado
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  "Enchanting! Amado breathes life into the lovely, captivating Gabriela, as well as the sights and sounds of Brazil. Gregory Rabassa's translation is, as always, extraordinary!"
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The War of the Saints
19.  The War of the Saints by Gregory Rabassa
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  "A religious statue comes to life in the Brazilian city of Bahia. Filled with satire and humor, this novel is a delight!"
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First Love & Look for My Obituary: Two Novellas by Elena Garro
20.  First Love & Look for My Obituary: Two Novellas by Elena Garro by David Unger
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  "Two brilliant novellas about love, lonliness and desperation, by this wonderful Mexican writer."
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Wandering Unicorn
21.  Wandering Unicorn by Manuel Mujica Lainez
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  "A magical and rich novel of a doomed fairy who travels from France to Jerusalem during the Crusades."
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Paradiso
22.  Paradiso by José Lezama Lima
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  "Cuba's leading poet writes about a boy's search for his dead father, and for an understanding of love and the powers of the mind. Lezama Lima combines magic with philosophy - a beautiful novel!"
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In the Time of the Butterflies
23.  In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
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  "Julia Alvarez creates a blend of fact and fiction in this tale of courage and sisterhood set in the Dominican Republic during the rise of the Trujillo dictatorship."
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Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
24.  Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel
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  ""An exquisite blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit, this magical tale centers around the kitchen, the heart and soul of a traditional Mexican family." A lyrical delight!"
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The Long Night of White Chickens
25.  The Long Night of White Chickens by Francisco Goldman
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  "An extraordinary debut novel, set primarily in 1980s Guatemala,  about a boy growing up in two cultures.  It's a love story, and a mystery about an unsolved murder."
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