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"His bones began to fill with words".

“A trickle of blood came out under the door, crossed the living room, went out into the street, continued on in a straight line across the uneven terraces, went down steps and climbed over curbs, passed along the Street of the Turks, turned a corner to the right and another to the left, made a right angle at the Buendía house, went in under the closed door, crossed through the parlor, hugging the walls so as not to stain the rugs, went on to the other living room, made a wide curve to avoid the dining-room table, went along the porch with the begonias, and passed without being seen under Amaranta’s chair as she gave an arithmetic lesson to Aureliano José, and went through the pantry and came out in the kitchen, where Úrsula was getting ready to crack thirty-six eggs to make bread.”Holy Mother of God!” Úrsula shouted. 273 more words

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz

The first time I started reading this book, I had to stop. I was on the plane from London to Santiago, Chile, and I was feeling incredibly nervous about leaving England for South America. 677 more words

Dominican Republic

The Book of Lamentations by Rosario Castellanos

The Book of Lamentations

Translated by Esther Allen, Marsilio Publishing 1996 pages 400

Exactly twenty years ago, the world became aware of the Zapatista rebellion in the Chiapas region of Mexico. 941 more words


Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Category: Latin American Literature

Publishing Company: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Published in English: 1983

No. of Pages: 120

Chronicle of a Death Foretold… 298 more words

Book Review

Of Love and Shadows

I remember having to read this book for my Honors Spanish class in high school. Like any other class assigned book I was wary of reading it. 349 more words

Book Reviews

A Bookstore Comes to the Rescue of Harlem Explosion Victims

A small independent bookstore in Harlem, N.Y., hosts donations for victims of the Harlem explosions. The owner, Aurora Cerda, already known for her community work, tells us about her experience and the story behind this cultural haven for Latinos in “El Barrio.”


Conversation in the Cathedral, by Mario Vargas Llosa

I have read 150 pages of this 600-page novel from 1969, and I am not sure I shall continue. I have read much of Vargas Llosa, and have done so because I have enjoyed and esteemed his work. 1,866 more words

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