Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges

Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges

Title: Ficciones (Sp. and Eng. versions available) Author: Jorge Luis Borges Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Argentine author  About: The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate the whirlwind of Borges’s genius and mirror the precision and potency of his intellect and inventiveness, his piercing irony, his skepticism, and his obsession with fantasy. Borges sends us on a journey into a [...]

Norte by Edmundo Paz Soldán

Norte by Edmundo Paz Soldán

Title: Norte Author: Edmundo Paz Soldán Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico About: Three unconnected people travel north, each passing in isolation over one of the most troubled and controversial dividing lines in the world: the Mexico‒US border. But in a melee of language and blood, their stories and the stories of those they meet—of a [...]

The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges

The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges

Title: The Book of Imaginary Beings Author: Jorge Luis Borges Genre: Fiction, Fantasy Latinxs: Argentinian Author About: In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends twenty illustrations by Peter Sís with Jorge Luis Borges's 1957 compilation of 116 "strange creatures conceived through time and space by the human imagination," from dragons and centaurs to [...]

Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig

Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig

Title: Kiss of the Spider Woman Author: Manuel Puig Genre: Fiction Latinxs: Argentina, LGBTQ+ About: Kiss of the Spider Woman is a graceful, intensely compelling novel about love and victimization. In an Argentine prison, two men share a cell: Molina, a gay window dresser who is self-centered, self-denigrating, yet charming as well; and Valentin, an articulate, [...]

Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre

Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre

Title: Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter Author: Carmen Aguirre Genre: Memoir Latinxs: Chilean Author, Various, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru About: Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre fled to Canada with her family following General Augusto Pinochet's violent 1973 coup in Chile. Five years later, when her mother and stepfather returned to South America as Chilean resistance members, Carmen [...]

The Most Foreign Country by Alejandra Pizarnik

The Most Foreign Country by Alejandra Pizarnik

Title: The Most Foreign Country Author: Alejandra Pizarnik Genre: Poetry Latinxs: Argentine Author About: Translated from the Spanish by Yvette Siegert. First published in 1955 and now translated for the first time into English, THE MOST FOREIGN COUNTRY is Alejandra Pizarnik's debut collection. Here, the nineteen–year–old poet begins to explore the themes that will shape [...]

Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina by Rosie Molinary

Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina by Rosie Molinary

Title: Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina  Author: Rosie Molinary Genre: Non-Fiction Latinxs: Various About: In Hijas Americanas, author Rosie Molinary sheds new light on what it means to grow up Latina. Drawing upon her own experiences, as well as interviews and surveys collected from more than 500 Latina women, Molinary provides a powerful [...]