The writer Victoria de Stefano, born in Rimini, Italy, began her lived experience in Venezuela when she was a small child. Each successive experience there transformed her, through thought, until she arrived at the disturbing activity so common to university philosophy professors: the constant questioning of reality and the configuration or de-...Read More
Etymologically, the word Mapuche blends the Mapuzungun word “mapu,” meaning “land,” with “che,” meaning “people.” In other words, the Mapuche self-identify as “the people of the land.” Moreover, the preposition in that adjective phrase is itself of special importance. That is, the Mapuche understand themselves as being people of the land...Read More
In 2015, with the death of Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, Latin America lost one of its finest literary voices and one of the staunchest critics of the exploitations of its people and resources for over five hundred years. During a life spent largely in exile, fleeing military regimes in both Uruguay and Argentina, Galeano wrote books that...Read More
Sepulcros de vaqueros by Roberto Bolaño
An indefatigable author, Roberto Bolaño disentangles himself with equal skill both in his lengthy novels that have brought him such fame and in his short stories and novellas. This volume includes three previously unpublished nouvelles: "Patria" [Homeland], "Sepulcros de vaqueros" [Cowboys' tombs], and "Comedia del horror de Francia" [French Comedy of horrors], in which the very best of the Chilean author's literary genre is present: Evil, violence, history, literature, irony, Mexico, Chile, love, suspense, searching... all of which shape his most celebrated characters, such as the ubiquitous and savage detective, Arturo Belano.
Las enemigas by Claudina Domingo
Las enemigas is a book of nine psychologically and fantastically inclined short stories that explore three fundamental themes: bonds with maternal roots, death, and twins. In several of the stories, the interdependence of the mother and death gives rise to tragedy; that is, the presence of a mother that devours the soul of the child, a manifestation of the enemy impulses that exist in every experience of maternity, and that society attempts to hide. In other cases, the absence of the maternal figure is explored, along with its psychological effects in individuals that face internal confrontations due to this deficiency. Every story has a death more as a gravitational center than as an end. As a result of that death - one's own, that of the mother, of the daughter, of the brother, of the enemy - the characters are thrown into a transformational psychological process, the basis of each story's plot.