Autobiographical Writings on Mexico
An Annotated Bibliography of Primary Sources
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
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: appendices, indexes
Copyright Date: 2005
Table of Contents
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.