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Mexican novelist to read at NMSU

Mexican writer De Enrique Macin will read from his historical novel "Suenos Sin Epilogo" (Dreams Without Epilogue) at New Mexico State University Thursday, Sept. 30.

The free public event, set for 4:30-7 p.m. in Breland Hall Room 173A, will include a discussion of the book by faculty members Jose Manuel Garcia, Claude Fouillade and Ricardo Aguilar-Melantzon of NMSU's languages and linguistics department. The presentations will be primarily in Spanish.

The novel deals with 19th and 20th century Mexican historical events such as the siege of Queretaro by Benito Juarez, the assassination of Emperor Maximilian and revolutionary events in the state of Chihuahua.

"These events are told from the standpoint of a conservative, an unusual stance for a contemporary Mexican novelist to take," Aguilar-Melantzon said.

"Suenos Sin Epilogo," published in 1998, is Macin's first novel. He also has published two book-length plays. He lives in Ciudad Chihuahua where he is a professor of letters at Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua.