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J. Á. González Sainz 'None So Blind'

‘The entire linguistic topography of threats and intimidation encapsulated in expressions—preceded by silences, gestures, and looks—that people had to take in stride, as if living with threats were just as completely normal as the idea that there might be rain one day instead of sun.’ 592 more words

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New Design - Don Quixote Bookmark

Set against a vivid yellow sky, Don Quixote charges a windmill, lance leveled and at the ready to defeat his imagined foe.

The great thing about our embroidered bookmarks — besides just being awesome bookmarks — is that are still fully functional as sew-on patches, too! 71 more words

Pablo Neruda

Something knocked in my soul,
fever or forgotten wings,
and I made my own way,
deciphering
that fire,

—Pablo Neruda, from “Poetry,” I Explain a Few Things: Selected Poems, 8 more words

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Jorge Luis Borges

And so, as I sleep, some dream beguiles me, and suddenly I know I am dreaming. Then I think: this is a dream, a pure diversion of my will; and now that I have unlimited power, I am going to cause a tiger. 14 more words

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Review: Blitz by David Trueba

I received an advanced review copy of this title from Other Press.  The book was published in the original Spanish in 2014 and this English version has been translated by Mara Faye Lethem.  816 more words

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Manuel Puig 'Kiss of the Spider Woman'

– What’s your definition of incredibly good looking? I’d like to hear.
– Well, he’s tall, dark, wears a moustache, very distinguished-looking, broad forehead, but with a pencil-line moustache a little bit like a pimp’s….I don’t know if I’m making it very clear….a wise-guys moustache, which gives him away. 779 more words

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Review: The Plimsoll Line by Juan Gracia Armendariz

I received a review copy of this title from Hispabooks via Edelweiss.  This book was published in the original Spanish in 2015 and this English version has been translated by Jonathan Dunne.  993 more words

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