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Mexico Interrupted

March 2015

In this collection, originally featured in the March 2015 issue of Words Without Borders, we present a special section of new Mexican writing, guest edited and introduced by Thomas Bunstead and Sophie Hughes, with new work by Luis Felipe Fabre, Agustín Goenaga, Yuri Herrera, and Laia Jufresa.

Mexico Interrupted
By Thomas Bunstead & Sophie Hughes
There’s an obvious irony in trying to promote diverse Mexican literatures by means of a handful of texts.
The Cornerist
By Laia Jufresa
The skyscraper where I grew up was demolished decades ago and supplanted by a thousand-story housing block.
Translated from Spanish by Sophie Hughes
Multilingual
The Savage Editors
By Agustín Goenaga
You have to be a savage to play this role. It’s essential.
Translated from Spanish by Thomas Bunstead
By the Power Vested in Me
By Yuri Herrera
The newlyweds reached his table and Romero hid his repugnance behind hypocritical congratulations.
Translated from Spanish by Christina MacSweeney
Multilingual
Sor Juana and Other Monsters
By Luis Felipe Fabre
All Sor Juana scholars concur that Sor Juana was a monster.
Translated from Spanish by John Pluecker