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asha-vose's picture
Apr.18.2014
It's day 2. I've cut out the shameful commercial reading I usually sneak in-between books I vet for this blog. Today is all about Tampa by Alissa Nutting, but I'm unsure what tomorrow will hold. I'm halfway through three good candidates: a re-reading of How the Universe Got Its Spots, Tin House...
farzana-versey's picture
Apr.18.2014
I decided not to read any obit pieces on him. One landed in my inbox and, unfortunately, with more than a link. The prose was so heavy with its own purpose in life that I decided to let it rest. Only Gabriel Garcia Márquez could do a Márquez. It is a bit sad that he was labelled as a magic realist...
terence-clarke's picture
Jan.04.2013
"Yo soy americano," I said to Sonia Fava. I did not realize that my accent (North American English-speaking to the core) was terrible. The "R", for example, in "americano" had no trill of any kind and therefore marked me as an arriviste hick. This was my first class in the Spanish language with...
reid-gomez's picture
Mar.09.2012
Kundera has said of Gabriel García Márquez:  "In One Hundred Years of Solitude there are no scenes.  They are completely diluted in the drunken flood of narration." I ache to return to my own drunken flood. Yesterday I recieved a "pass" from Tin House for Portugal, consequently I sent it...
sarah-stone's picture
Dec.08.2011
This is an exercise that I've done with a couple of different classes. I gave out a version of this at AWP a couple of years ago, and someone was just asking me about it again, so I thought I’d share it more widely. This can be done either alone or in a group; it's one of the best exercises I know...
aberjhani's picture
Dec.10.2010
After rumors of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's sensitive health issues began to circulate around the Internet several years ago, readers worldwide began to fear the great Nobel Laureate (1982) had written and published his final books. Videos posted on YouTube featured a "farewell note"...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Nov.03.2010
Going Bovine Libba Bray young adult Bray knows her characters. The medley of sixteen year old underachiever/loser guy to talking garden gnome cast she creates is a fun romp to read through. Which is good because this is a looooooooooooong book. Very long. 480 pages long.  I know. I know. I...
aberjhani's picture
Sep.25.2010
My long-term romance with the idea that literary movements define and bookmark significant heroic moments in cultural history began long before I understood who or what had stolen my heart. Yet it seems to have been there for at least as long as earlier adolescent passions for playing football or...
helen-mallon's picture
Jan.31.2010
A QUAKER CHILD EATS BOOKS: A friend commented on Facebook on my last post (which was about Quakers and plain dress): "But clothing is alive!!"  No response could have pleased me more.  I have a vaguely articulated theory that any art form--and I include human adornment--is like a vessel...
kathleen-de-azevedo's picture
Jan.28.2010
I remember arguing with my Brazilian mother that Latin Americans could not write literature, otherwise we would have read Latin American writers in school. She pointed out the genius of Camoes and Fernando Pessoa, but I was still not convinced that these archaic writers represented the genious of...