Published simultaneously as a book and as a special issue of the journal TriQuarterly (Vol. 85, Fall 1992), this is an exciting anthology of contemporary Mexican prose and poetry in translation. The book, which is illustrated by 13 graphic artists, represents the work of 57 young writers (all born since 1945). The themes and motifs include feminism, politics, influences from north of the border, and provincial and city life; all the writers explore their perceptions of Mexico's cultural ambiguities. Maria Luisa Puga's ``From the Hidden Language,'' about the world of Mexican publishing, readership, and literary education, gives focus to the fiction of writers such as Angeles Mascretta and Enrique Serna and to the poetry of Veronica Volkow, Jose Luis Revas, and others. Most of these writers will be new to readers who do not read Mexican literature in Spanish. Even libraries currently subscribing to TriQuarterly should consider adding this to their Latin American literature collections.-- Mary Margaret Benson, Linfield Coll. Lib., McMinnville, Ore.