The New Teeth of Mexican Literature

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While reviewing Valeria Luiselli’s The Story of My Teeth over at the Los Angeles Review of Books, Aaron Bady considers the rise of Mexican literature post-Roberto Bolaño:

Roberto Bolaño’s popularity in English over the last decade or so has had a profound effect on publishers. “The Story of My Teeth” takes part in this renaissance, but it also plays with it: in telling the story of an auctioneer named Gustavo “Highway” Sánchez Sánchez, the book is also telling a story about Mexican literature and about how art is allowed into the marketplace.


Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →