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Battles in the Desert & Other Stories

Jose Emilio Pacheco


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Intense, despairing accounts of life in Mexico City.

Seven stories depict harsh realities of life in urban Mexico and the tragedies of childhood innocence betrayed.

New Directions, 9780811210201, 128pp.

Publication Date: May 17, 1987

About the Author

José Emilio Pacheco (1939-2014) is one of Mexico’s foremost poets, novelists, and essayists. A lifelong resident of Mexico City, Pacheco has been a guest lecturer throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain. Some of Pacheco’s best known collections of poetry include Miro la tierra (which documented the Mexico City earthquake), El reposo del fuegoFin de siglo y otros poemasArbol entere dos muros/Tree between two walls, and Selected Poems. His No me preguntas cómo pasa el tiempo was awarded Mexico’s National Poetry Prize.