Tag Archives: Latin American Literature

Interview with Mark Smith-Soto

[The following interview and introductory remarks were originally published in Cold Mountain Review in 2006.] Mark Smith-Soto is difficult to classify. He is a professor of Spanish and Latin American literature, a playwright, a poet, a translator, the editor of … Continue reading

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High Treason by Jose Emilio Pacheco I do not love my country. Its abstract lustre is beyond my grasp. But (although it sounds bad) I would give my life for ten places in it, for certain people, seaports, pinewoods, fortresses, … Continue reading

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Notes on Roberto Bolaño’s 2666: Part 1

BOOK REVIEW by Christopher Higgs (All references are to the First Picador Edition, 2009, trans. Natasha Wimmer) [Note: This massive book is separated into five parts—not chapters, because, as I understand it, Bolaño intended for them to be published individually … Continue reading

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Toward a Coherent Vision of the 20th Century—Or, Why Jorge Volpi Is My New Favorite Novelist

Season of Ash by Jorge Volpi (translated by Alfred MacAdam) Open Letter / University of Rochester Press ISBN: 978-1-934824-10-8 Jorge Volpi’s Season of Ash is the kind of novel that reminds me why I read novels in the first place, … Continue reading

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