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Ileana Garma- con Ternura

Last Friday night at the Librería Universitaria, I had the good fortune to hear the much honored poet Ileana Garma Estrella share work from her book of  poems “Ternura,” which won the 2012 Caza de letras for poetry. 213 more words

A Decade in Blogging: A Literary journey to Latin America - II

(Continued from Part I of the post)

Among those who have looked at the impact of political dictatorship in suppressing natural human instincts is one of the first post-Boom writers–Manuel Puig (1932-1990).  245 more words


Currently Reading: 2666

It’s been awhile since I blogged and, hilariously, I wrote about Roberto Bolaño in my last post. It’s not that I haven’t been reading–I finished Kim Gordon’s  782 more words


Mario Vargas Llosa - "Feast of the Goat"

I like Llosa. I like him very much. I don’t consider him one of the great writers of the world, though. One of the best the present has to offer, yes. 265 more words

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Inspecting the House of the Spirits

Unfamiliar with Latin American literature, I plunged into a mindblowing and sensual world of magic and the darkest place humanity could go to. The House of the Spirits… 335 more words


Translation Challenge: Call for Poems

Readers: if you have any poems in Spanish, French or Portuguese that you would like me to translate, leave a comment with the name of the poem and author. 23 more words


Book Review: Roberto Bolaño, The Third Reich; translated by Natasha Wimmer

Udo, a German war games champion, and his girlfriend Ingeborg take their first vacation as a couple in Southern Spain, staying at a hotel Udo grew up vacationing with his parents in. 263 more words

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