Points of Departure
Points of Departure
New Stories from Mexico
Edited by Mónica Lavin

These seventeen stories represent the best of the generation of Mexican writers born in the 50s and 60s. Magical realism and exoticism are nowhere to be found in this collection of sophisticated, very contemporary stories. Rather, the surreal contradictions and juxtapositions of daily life in Mexico are a permeating presence. A sharp sense of irony, incongruity, and hilarity pervades many of the scenarios offered here, along with an acid-tongued fatality in the harsh face of a life where poverty, lawlessness, and urban decay coexist alongside innocent dreams of love.

Monica Lavin (Mexico City) is a writer and journalist, a dedicated cultural organizer and commentator, and president of the Association of Iberoamerican Writers.

Contributors include:

Bernardo Ruiz
Josefina Estrada
Rafael Perez Gay
Humberto Rivas
Daniel Sada
Rosa Beltran
David Toscana
Juan Villoro
Monica Lavin
Juvenal Acosta
Alvaro Uribe
Rosina Conde
Eduardo Antonio Parra
Mauricio Montiel
Ethel Krauze
Enrique Serna
Francisco Hinojosa

Title Points of Departure
Subtitle New Stories from Mexico
Edited by Mónica Lavin
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 June 2001
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 184 p.
ISBN-10 0872863816
ISBN-13 9780872863811
Publication Date 01 June 2001
Main content page count 184
Dimensions 6.3 x 8 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95

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