No longer the woman she once was, an aged shell, wrinkled by time sits in the center of a plaid loveseat. Her skin, fragile and thin, pours from a hospital gown in gentle, flaking cascades while she watches her afternoon telenovela. Entangled in her hands, a thin clear hose connects her to a machine that pumps oxygen into her nostrils…

XIV Congreso de Literatura Mexicana

EL PASO — One hundred scholars from different countries and universities gathered at the University of Texas at El Paso to showcase, research and critique contemporary Mexican literary work.