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Welcoming New Writers: Valeria García

¡Saludos, y mucho gusto!

My name is Valeria and I am so excited to contribute to this amazing project! I am a Masters candidate in Latin American Studies and a second year law school student at the University of New Mexico (UNM). 426 more words

Young Adult Literature

Jorge Luis Borges

I always imagine them at nightfall, in the dusk of a slum or a vacant lot, in that long, quiet moment when things are gradually left alone, with their backs to the sunset, and when colors are like memories or premonitions of other colors. 33 more words


Review: Zama by Antonio de Benedetto

This book was originally published in Spanish in 1956 and this English version has been translated by Esther Allen.

My Review:
Don Diego de Zama is a clerk serving the Spanish monarchy in a remote town in Paraguay at the end of the eighteenth century.  1,001 more words

Literature In Translation

Frederico García Lorca

Today in my heart
a vague trembling of stars
and all roses are
as white as my pain.

—  Frederico García Lorca, from “Canción otoñal/Autumn Song,” 10 more words


Pablo Neruda

… you and I together have gone down a single river
with linked mouths filled with salt and blood …

— Pablo Neruda, from “II Furies and Sorrows,”section II of “Born in the Woods,” … 14 more words


Miguel de Unamuno

Life is doubt,
And faith without doubt is nothing but death.

― Miguel de Unamuno