Category: Latin

Cervantes Street

Miguel de Cervantes, perhaps the first great novelist in the history of literature, was a natural-born metafictionalist. His Don Quixote was a multi-layered masterpiece, a lost story within a found story within a supposedly true story … about a man whose mind was destroyed by reading. After the book became … Read the rest

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Remembering Che, by Aleida March

(This book review is the Litkicks debut of Tara Olmsted, who runs BookSexy Review, a blog with a special focus on international and translated literature.)

Attending college in New York City in the mid-1990’s left me with some distinct memories of the city. De La Vega chalk tags on … Read the rest

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Lautréamont, the Other

(This introduction to a too-little-known French author is the Litkicks debut of Eamon Loingsigh, whose novella An Affair of Concoctions can be sampled here).

I didn’t come across Comte de Lautréamont right away. I found him only after a long search for the most furious literature I could find, … Read the rest

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Lowry’s Mexico: Under The Volcano

Mexico. The land of intrigue south of the border. The place where Dean and Sal headed for ultimate kicks. The destination of choice for taking it on the lam, as in “I’m goin’ way down south, way down to Mexico way” in the Hendrix reading of “Hey Joe”. So many … Read the rest

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New Books Report: Sepulveda’s Shadow, Civil War Literature, A Vonnegut Conversation

Here are three books I’ve recently enjoyed. I’ll cover a couple more next week as well.

The Shadow of What We Were by Luis Sepulveda

Chilean novelist and activist Luis Sepulveda lived through his nation’s greatest political humiliation — the overthrow of its democratically-elected leader Salvador Allende by rightists (backed … Read the rest

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