Myths and Legends of Mexico
Mitos y Leyendas de M éxico by Luis Leal
These narrations and
legends, faithfully recreated by Luis Leal and splendidly illustrated by Álvaro
Ángeles Suman are key pieces of a rich and complex history which deserve to be
recognized and preserved for present and future generations.
—from the Introduction by Mauricio Parra.
and visually striking, the book was illustrated by Mexican artist Álvaro Ángeles
Suman… Leal is the quintessential scholar, as his new book so well
—from Hispanic Business Inc. (2003)
Leal’s Mitos y Leyendas de México/Myths
and Legends of Mexico is a collection of 20 popular Mexican legends
recreated by the author. Accompanying each legend there is an original
illustration by acclaimed Mexican painter Álvaro Ángeles Suman.
The book has been published in bilingual (English/Spanish) edition, with
a comprehensive introduction by Mauricio Parra. The first eleven legends evoke
the Aztec and Mayan imaginary, while the last nine pieces explore specific
moments in the Spanish Conquest and colonization as well as the Mexican Revolution.
the Author: Luis Leal is an
internationally recognized scholar of Mexican,
Chicano and Latin American Literature, and the author of over 30 books and 300
articles. He has been recognized with the highest distinctions afforded to a man
of letters in the
Illustrations: Álvaro Ángeles Suman
has exhibited his work in
Edition and Introduction:
Mauricio Parra is currently professor
of Hispanic Studies at
English Translation: Amanda
Harris-Fonseca is a visiting
professor at the
Contents / Índice
Pre-Colombian Myths & Legends Conquest & Colonial Myths & Legends Independence &
the Mexican Revolution
y Leyendas Pre-Colombinos
Mitos y Leyendas de la Conquista y la Colonia
Independencia y la Revolución Mexicana
To receive a copy of this extraordinary book, please print and fill out this form. All proceeds will be used to establish a scholarship fund in Dr. Leal's name to support students' research in Hispanic Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Questions or comments? E-mail Mauricio Parra.