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Month: July 2013

Between Earthquakes

Between Earthquakes

Author: Alejandro Zambra, Title: Ways of Going Home, Publisher House: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2013 Trans., Megan McDowell   Even though Roberto Bolaño produced most of his works…
Our Lost Border:  Essays On Life Amid The Narco-Violence

Our Lost Border: Essays On Life Amid The Narco-Violence

Autor: Edited by Sarah Cortez and Sergio Troncoso Publisher House: Arte Público Press, Houston, Texas Trade paperback $19.95, March 30, 2013 ISBN: 978-1-55885-752-0 Lurid television, newspaper stories, and cliché-ridden movies…
Oppression Never Sleeps

Oppression Never Sleeps

When the Nazis first set fire to books, there were some people who said, “Don’t worry, they’re burning only paper.” Other people formed the Resistance. We are part of the…

On Libraries and Those Who Inhabit Them

 Translated by Rhonda Buchanan Picture by© Patrick-Gherdoussi  * "On Libraries and Those Who Inhabit Them" belongs to the book Poetics of Wonder, also translated by Rhonda Buchanan Introduction             In 1975, the…
El malestar en la teoría

El malestar en la teoría

No sé dónde leí que en el panorama del arte contemporáneo la estética se limita al estudio de la belleza y, en cambio, el arte sólo es competencia de una…
Radiografía en sepia

Radiografía en sepia

Míralo correr sobre la hierba míralo ascender totalmente desnudo, indiferente al frío acostumbrado a la neblina, en las montañas de Tollocan juega con las ramas, las sacude y canta y…
Demencia incurable en blue

Demencia incurable en blue

Morí ahogado en el mar esmeralda de Cancún. ¿O era de un azul venusino? ¿O en mi ojo de recién bautizado por el esmalte de esas aguas me esperaba otra…
Imágenes críticas que regresan

Imágenes críticas que regresan

Autor:  René Rodríguez Soriano, Título: Solo de flauta. Editorial: Alfaguara, 2013 Confieso que al leer el primer relato de Solo de flauta me pregunté si René Rodríguez Soriano (Constanza, República Dominicana,…
War Photography

War Photography

War Photography  In memory of my friend Jay Colton, friend to many of the photographers in this exhibit. Arguably modern warfare began with the introduction into the battlefieldof automatic weapons…
Un retrato social

Un retrato social

Autor:  Carmen Boullosa, Título: Texas. La Gran Ladronería en el Lejano Norte Editorial: , Alfaguara/Fundación Cultural Azteca, Año: 2013 “Shut up, greaser pelado.” Con esta “frasecita” –lanzada de la boca de…
The Mythology of New Mexico

The Mythology of New Mexico

Author: Ruben Martinez, Title: Desert America, Publisher House: Metropolitan Books  Year: 2013 Writer Ruben Martinez went to the desert to lose himself. What he found was an Eden that had…