Mexican Literature

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

Pre-Hispanic Literature

In the beginning, the indigenous people began passing down the legends and stories of their people, by word of mouth, generation after generation. This oral form of storytelling was the first form of literature to exist on the continent. The rich tradition of the region’s native inhabitants was contained in poems, stories, and songs, and through storytelling, they were able to preserve their valuable heritage and traditions.

Despite other forms of literature that flourished throughout history, legends and tales of ancient times are still told to this day, helping keep alive an important part of Mexico.