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She was more like a volcano than a spitfire.

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His vision of Mexico was minimalist and tragic.

juan gris

A symphony of hard angles and rigid lines.

Garduno

A world of allegory and stark juxtaposition.

spivak

She transformed the field of Comparative Literature — and me.

cobain

His presence is his lasting act of resistance.

f3toni morrison

She clawed a fiction out of the very soul of the Americas.

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This Mexico-based artist put the “sur” in surrealism.

Octavio+Paz

The monkey grammarian plagued by conjunctions and disjunctions.

sarduy

The Cuban writer who was the toast of 1960s-70s Paris.

Uncanny, sensual, playfully transgressive art.

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He re-visioned the history of the Americas.

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He deconstructed Mexico and “Mexico” for a world audience.

She wielded mad intellectual superpowers.