Carmen Boullosa

Carmen Boullosa (, a Mexican novelist and poet, is distinguished lecturer at City College in New York. Her most recent novel available in English is Cleopatra Dismounts (Grove).Her latest book, La Otra Mano de Lepanto, was named the best Mexican novel of 2005 by the newspaper Reforma.

A Garden of Monsters A Garden of Monsters

The imaginary fascists in Roberto Bolaño's ironic encyclopedia Nazi Literature in the Americas bear a complex relationship to reality.

Mar 13, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Carmen Boullosa

Bolaño in Mexico Bolaño in Mexico

As a young writer in the 1970s, Roberto Bolaño was expected to choose between two rival factions of Mexican poets. He chose both.

Apr 5, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Carmen Boullosa

Dead Souls Dead Souls

Juan Rulfo's Pedro Páramo, written during the cultural renaissance that followed the Mexican Revolution, is a marvel of storytelling and testament to the power of the word.

May 18, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Carmen Boullosa