Autobiographical Writings on Mexico

An Annotated Bibliography of Primary Sources


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About the Book

This is the definitive bibliography of autobiographical writings on Mexico. The book incorporates works by Mexicans and foreigners, with authors ranging from disinherited peasants, women, servants and revolutionaries to more famous painters, writers, singers, journalists and politicians. Primary sources of historic and artistic value, the writings listed provide multiple perspectives on Mexico’s past and give clues to a national Mexican identity.
This work presents 1,850 entries, including autobiographies, memoirs, collections of letters, diaries, oral autobiographies, interviews, and autobiographical novels and essays. Over 1,500 entries list works from native-born Mexicans written between 1691 and 2003. Entries include basic bibliographical data, genre, author’s life dates, narrative dates, available translations into English, and annotation. The bibliography is indexed by author, title and subject, and appendices provide a chronological listing of works and a list of selected outstanding autobiographies.

About the Author(s)

Richard D. Woods is professor emeritus of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Bibliographic Details

Richard D. Woods
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 350
Bibliographic Info: appendices, indexes
Copyright Date: 2005
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2245-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1182-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Introduction      ix

Format of the Entries      xv

The Bibliography      1

Appendix A: Chronological Listing of Works      247

Appendix B: Selected Outstanding Autobiographies      279

Author Index      281

Title Index      293

Subject Index      313

Book Reviews & Awards

Winner, José Toribio Medina Award—SALALM
“authoritative…the only book in print on the topic…marvelous…useful…recommended”—Choice; “unique”—ARBA.