Recollections of Things to Come (Texas Pan American Series) (Paperback)

Recollections of Things to Come (Texas Pan American Series) By Elena Garro, Ruth L.C. Simms (Translated by), Alberto Beltrán (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elena Garro, Ruth L.C. Simms (Translated by), Alberto Beltrán (Illustrator)
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This remarkable first novel depicts life in the small Mexican town of Ixtepec during the grim days of the Revolution. The town tells its own story against a variegated background of political change, religious persecution, and social unrest. Elena Garro, who has also won a high reputation as a playwright, is a masterly storyteller. Although her plot is dramatically intense and suspenseful, the novel does not depend for its effectiveness on narrative continuity. It is a book of episodes, one that leaves the reader with a series of vivid impressions. The colors are bright, the smells pungent, the many characters clearly drawn in a few bold strokes. Octavio Paz, the distinguished poet and critic, has written that it "is truly an extraordinnary work, one of the most perfect creations in contemporary Latin American literature."

About the Author


Elena Garro (1916–1998) was a Mexican writer and recipient of the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize.

Ruth L. C. Simms (1921–2018) was a Spanish language translator who introduced many Latin American authors to English-reading audiences.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780292770065
ISBN-10: 0292770065
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Pages: 299
Language: English
Series: Texas Pan American Series