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2 x Pablo Neruda

I recently saw the film “Neruda” which follows poet and politician Pablo Neruda on his escape from Chile in 1948. Interestingly the film choose to use a clearly unreliable and biased narrator in the form of the policeman hunting Neruda. 339 more words

Signal Boost #24: Ian Muneshwar and Zin E. Rocklyn

This is the final episode of our month of focusing on horror writers, and it has been so much fun that we’ll be sure to do it again next year! 290 more words

Genre Fiction

Week 26 (Blaga): My Father’s Ghost is Climbing in the Rain by Patricio Pron

Reader: Blaga

Topic #4: Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author

Book: My Father’s Ghost is Climbing in the Rain, by Patricio Pron; translated by Mara Faye Lethem… 689 more words

Ema, the Captive by Cesar Aira

 It’s been over a week since I finished reading Cesar Aira’s novel Ema the Captive, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews, but I still don’t know quite what to make of it. 505 more words

Book Review

Is South American Literature Being Overlooked These Days?

We are all familiar with The Alchemist and One Hundred Years of Solitude, international bestsellers whose titles are repeated as mantras in any discussion about South American literature. 634 more words