Trinity University Press

Margaret Sayers Peden

Margaret Sayers Peden is a professor emerita of Spanish at the University of Missouri. She has translated sixty-five books, including works by Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende, Claribel Alegría, Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz, Cesar Vallejo, and most recently Fernando Rojas’s 1499 Celestina. She has received the PEN Book-of-the-Month Club Award, the Lewis Galantiere Award, the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Missouri Center for the Book, and the PEN Ralph Manheim medal for translation.

Mexican Writers on Writing

The pieces collected in Mexican Writers on Writing present a cross section of Mexican authors’ thoughts on writing, from Carlos Fuentes’s instructional Decalogue, to Bernardo de Balbuena’s flowery dissertation on the beauty of poetry, to Octavio Paz’s analysis of the essence of translation. From the time of the chronicles of the conquistadors to the contemporary movement Crack, these writers...

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