Mexican Literature

Overview Literature
  • Pre-Hispanic Literature
  • Spanish American Literature
  • 19th Century Literature
  • 20th Century Literature
  • Mexican Authors

20th Century

In the 20th century of Mexican literature many authors, poets and playwrights have made a name for themselves, including Carlos Fuentes, Martín Luis Guzmán, José Vasconcelos, Agustín Yáñez, Andrés Henestrosa, Mariano Azuela, Alfonso Reyes and Octavio Paz, among many others.

Themes vary enormously and many formal aspects of literature are dealt with, but many works use the oral traditions of Mexico’s native people, passed down through time. The introspection of Mexican literature is very valuable in keeping alive the cultural heritage.