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Pablo Neruda

Tell me, is the rose naked
or is that her only dress?

Why do trees conceal
the splendor of their roots?

Who hears the regrets… 38 more words

Classic

Stories from Mexico

Ethan picked up Stories from Mexico for me because I want to practice my Spanish. It’s a bilingual book: English on the left side, Spanish on the right. 126 more words

Book Nook

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (translated by Megan McDowell): Man Booker International Prize Long List

The important thing already happened. What follows are only consequences.

The pace of this book is frenetic, building up panic as those who have suffered a terrifying dream are well aware; we want to wake up, we want things to be better, we want to find out that none of what we dreamed was real.

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Spanish Literature

Carla Rippey- Resguardia y Resistencia

I am really looking forward to the opening of Carla Rippey’s retrospective  at the Museo de Arte here in Juarez this Friday night. Rippey is the current director of “La Esmeralda”(La Escuela Nacional de Pintura,Escultura y Grabado) and the first woman to hold that position. 216 more words

Art

Jorge Guillén

En el contorno del límite
Se complacen los objetos,
Y su propia desnudez
Los redondea: son ellos.

In the sharpness of their edges
Objects seem to take delight, 28 more words

Excerpt

The Man Booker International Prize 2017: Longlist Predictions

The longlist for the Man Booker International Prize is due to be announced on Wednesday 15th March. I am on the shadow panel again this year and have been thinking about which books could make the cut. 842 more words

Books

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

Translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell, ‘Fever Dream’ by Samanta Schweblin tells the story of Amanda, a woman who is critically ill in a rural Argentinian hospital, where David is trying to get her to remember the events which led her there. 391 more words

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