Tag Archives: Latin American writers

Salvador Elizondo in B O D Y

“Despite the disasters and misfortunes of our age, one of the pleasures life has given me has been witnessing the appearance of four or five Mexican poets and writers. One of them is Salvador Elizondo.” – Octavio Paz Published in 1965, Salvador Elizondo’s Farabeuf ran counter to the magical realism of Latin American fiction and […]

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Literalab’s Best Books of 2014: McSweeney’s 46

I have finally begun my ‘Best Books’ list and this year I’m not doing it all at once but am featuring the very best books with reviews and/or links of their own. One of my very favorites this year was McSweeney’s Latin American Crime issue and I reviewed it today in B O D Y. […]

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Iosi Havilio at Blue Metropolis

Argentine writer Iosi Havilio is appearing at the excellent Blue Metropolis International Literature Festival in Montreal on Friday May 2 and Saturday May 3 together with fellow Latin American writers Carlos Labbé, Luis Alberto Urrea and Eduargo Lago. Read an excerpt from Iosi Havilio’s Paradises in B O D Y here There are not a […]

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Alvaro Bisama in B O D Y

“Sometimes we bought newspapers and divided up the pages while we made small talk, hoping to kill time and trying to ignore our reflection in the gigantic mirrors behind the bar, where a dark and twisted version of ourselves looked back at us, mocking us from an alternate world where we—that couple sunk in a […]

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‘Under This Terrible Sun’ in B O D Y

This doesn’t have anything to do with Central and Eastern European writing but I was very happy to publish an excerpt from Argentine writer Carlos Busqued’s debut novel Under This Terrible Sun in B O D Y and so am posting it here. It’s a truly phenomenal novel – dark but not gloomy, filled with […]

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