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Manuel Mujica Láinez

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This is a brief discussion of Manuel Mujica Láinez and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Mujica Láinez.

This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Mujica Láinez: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)

I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Mujica Láinez tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Mujica Láinez worthy; in sum, to help you rank Manuel Mujica Láinez (and the works by Mujica Láinez listed here) on your personal literary “to do” list.

A Few Words About Manuel Mujica Láinez

Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the “Other Resources” section below will lead you to some information about the “Notable Books” listed farther down this page.

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Other Manuel Mujica Láinez Resources

Manuel Mujica Láinez Resources on the Web

In English, there is a brief page of Manuel Mujica Láinez Cricitism at eNotes and a Manuel Mujica Láinez biography , (brief, just part of a page cataloging some of his papers) [archived copy]. There is The Wandering Unicorn by Manuel Mujica Lainez, a brief review at Time magazine, and The Wandering Unicorn, by Manuel Mujica Lainez, a review at Obooki’s Obloquy. And the Inchoatia blog has reviews of both of Mujica Láinez’s novels available in English: The Wandering Unicorn and the less-known Bomarzo.

There is also Manuel Mujica Lainez Dead; Social Satirist in Argentina, an obituary in The New York Times.

There are many other Mujica Láinez web pages (though, I think, no dedicated sites), but not in English: mostly in Spanish, but also some other European languages—none of which I read. But, as alwaqys, Google Is Your Friend.

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Manuel Mujica Láinez Resources in Print

I found one in English: The Persistence of Human Passions: Manuel Mujica Láinez’s Satirical Neo-Modernism by George O. Schanzer.

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Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by Manuel Mujica Láinez ***

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