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Memories of My Melancholy Whores

I had no read any of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s works, so my choice of this 2005 novella is likely not representative of the body of his work. 110 more words

Book Review

Book Review: The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo Jose Cela

Camilo Jose Cela crafted an outstanding novel about the results of a sorrowful life. He presented his tale through the writings of the protagonist as he awaited a death sentence. 604 more words

Book Reviews

Cartas Apasionadas: Letters of Frida Kahlo - Martha Zamora (1995)

Frida Kahlo in her own words.

“In all these years, I’ve always worked with the spontaneous impulse of my feeling. I’ve never followed any school or anybody’s influence; I have never expected anything from my work but the satisfaction I could get from it by the very fact of painting and saying what I couldn’t say otherwise.”


Translation Challenge: Call for Poems

Readers: if you have any poems in Spanish, French or Portuguese that you would like me to translate, leave a comment with the name of the poem and author. 23 more words


Translation: Golden Age of Spain

The translation of the day, a confusing mess of understanding the self:

Fin de Jorge Manrique

Conmigo solo contiendo
en una fuerte contienda,
y no hallo quien me entienda, 75 more words


Eduardo Galeano

The Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano passed away on 13 April 2015, aged 74. He started his career in journalism, but came to greater prominence in 1971 with what remains his best-known work, … 439 more words


La importancia de ser un venezolano decadente.

Todos estos indignados
políticos frustrados y audaces
¿qué tienen que decir en lo ya dicho?
O acaso sus redundancias
dan consuelo vano a los sufridos. 51 more words