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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

A Literary World

Teresa de la Parra (1889 - 1936)

Iphigenia: The Diary of a Young Lady Who Wrote Because She Was Bored Summary/Response

I recently finished reading Venezuelan author Teresa de la Parra’s 1924 novel… 583 more words


Isabel Allende (1942 - )

Below is an excerpt from Isabel Allende’s 2008 Ted Talk “Tales of Passion.” Here, Allende speaks of stories and writing, femininity and feminism.

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. 949 more words


Myriam Montoya (1963- )


 for Carmenza Prieto

There is in my blood an ancestral conflict

Reproduced in my children’s eyebrow arc

In the secret corner of their laughter… 196 more words


Mariela Griffor (1961- )

Child’s Eyes

People say that children see and hear things

they themselves cannot see or hear,

and this child breaking into

the room to hug and kiss… 227 more words