Author of Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution, etc.

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Dispatch from the Sister Republic or, Papelito Habla
By C.M. Mayo

ISBN 978-0-9887970-5-5

A longform essay about the Mexican literary landscape and the power of the book by a noted translator and the author of the novel based on the true story, The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, and Sky Over El Nido, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award, among other works about Mexico.

Available on Kindle.

Read more about C.M. Mayo's books and translations here.

"With great insight and humor, C.M. Mayo takes you by the hand and leads you on a guided tour through Mexico's complex and amazingly rich literary past. Yesterday's voices announce their presence, become immediate. An engrossing and truly illuminating portrayal of the country's literary production throughout the ages. Highly recommended."
Diana Anhalt, author of A Gathering of Fugitives: American Political Expatriates 1947-1965

"A beautifully written meditation on the vast literary multiverse of Mexico. Oddly enough, it reminds me of the best writing about food (think Jim Harrison's "Roving Gourmand" sensibility applied to the written word). C. M. Mayo describes the Mexican literary scene as if it were a feast—and it is."
Joseph Hutchinson, Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2018, and translator of Mexican literature

Selected excerpts:

Lord Kingsborough and Antiquities of Mexico

What the Muse Sent Me About the Tenth Muse, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

A Visit to the Casa de la Primera Imprenta de América, Mexico City

On the Relación of Cabeza de Vaca

Now available in Kindle.

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