About Cuaderno 118

The goal of this site is to provide more visibility to Maria Luisa Puga’s Papers. The full collection can be found at the Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin. María Luisa Puga (1944-2004) was a talented Mexican novelist from the Post-Boom movement. Her collection includes personal notebooks, manuscripts, correspondence, and related documents.

In this site, you will find digitized selections from Cuaderno 118. In this notebook, you will find Puga’s coverage of the earthquake that struck Mexico DF (now Mexico City) in 1985. The entries in this journal were written between September 24 and November 16, 1985. The Addendum or Anexo you will find this site was written by the author in 2002. In this site, you can also explore newspaper clippings and drawings that form part of the journal’s content. In addition, you can find blog posts regarding specific documents, lesson plans, a list of Puga’s works, and recommended readings and films that can help you learn more about the effects and reactions to the natural event.