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The Little Estancias

Do you love Spanish-language literature? Thinking about reading the 60 novels of Argentinian author César Aira, but don’t know how to get started? We interrupt summer to bring you Ana Schwartz’s essay, “The Little Estancias”, a delightful… 251 more words


Review: Juan Pablo Villalobos’ Down the Rabbit Hole

I’ve just got around to reading Down the Rabbit Hole, the semi-surrealist debut novella by Tapatio author Juan Pablo Villalobos. This charming but slightly disturbing short story is narrated by the precocious young son of a Mexican drug lord who is desperate to own a Liberian pygmy hippopotamus. 354 more words

Drug War

Braham to reveal deep cultural insights of Caribbean zombie detective novels

There’s much more to zombie detective novels than a fun, light read. “Junk lit,” Persephone Braham said, “tells us a lot about the world.”

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Launch of The Cambridge Companion to Jorge Luis Borges

On Wednesday 14 May, a large audience of specialists and non-specialists gathered at the Residence of the Argentine Ambassador in London for a round-table discussion to greet the launch of this recent volume on Jorge Luis Borges. 281 more words

21st Century

Review: The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

The book is a fictionalized, or I should say Marquezified account of the last few years of Simon Bolivar, the great Columbian political leader and idol. 298 more words

Book Reviews

Much Ado about Nothing: The Times' Non-Story about Eduardo Galeano's Non-Apology

Last Friday The New York Times published an article claiming that Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano now “disavows” his seminal work, Las venas abiertas de América Latina… 818 more words