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The prison autopsy of a 20th century revolutionary

This book is a treatise on the process of dehumanization that the prison experience implies. Let no one expect the epic of Life imprisonment, let no one look for a de profundis. Here the reader, uncomfortable, feels like dying...

What do we read when we read a translated work?

In Dublin, next to the beautiful Stephen's Green park, is the Museum of Irish Literature, the MoLI. Inside the building there is a space dedicated to translations of the work of James Joyce. The writer's universe resonates in Spanish,...

The Empire of the Center

It is very difficult to know why great empires fall: the causes and their effects are usually whirlwind. But it is clear that the hegemony of the United States, which was consolidated in the second decade of the 20th...

Thomas Pynchon: the great mystery of American letters returns to Gordita Beach

In this tiny house in one of the many beach towns in California, a masterpiece of American literature was conceived. It's a white one-bedroom duplex located at 217 33rd Street in Manhattan Beach, a downhill thoroughfare that empties into...

Daniel Trevino, waiter, writer, trade unionist: “The discourse of the racist far-right aims to...

Daniel Trevino (Madrid, 30 years old) works in bars. He does not do it as something transitory, but as a stable form of livelihood and vindicating the rights of the workers. He is an anarchist, deals with communication work...

Olympia: a visit to the most athletic ruins in Greece

They may not be the most spectacular ruins in Greece. But they are, without a doubt, the most mediatic. Because the troubles of Agamemnon, the fall of the Byzantine empire or the peculiarities of Mycenaean architecture may sound Chinese...

Felipe Benitez Reyes: “Any writer who has vanity under control is doomed to be...

Felipe Benitez Reyes (Rota, Cadiz, 62 years old) assures with sarcasm that he writes because "anything else would have been worse." To reaffirm himself before any other hypothetical vital choice, the man from Cadiz treasures essential titles in a...

Return to the dark ages

When an angry mob stormed the Washington Capitol on January 6, 2021, the widespread reaction was stunned. The carnivalesque costumes of some of the assailants caused hilarity, but their objective was not a joke: to prevent the winner of...

The Chawton Letters by Jane Austen

“I am very glad that you can say what you say after reading the entire novel; and Fanny's compliments make me very happy. I had a confidence founded on it, but I lacked the certainty. That he likes...

Books by Johanna Lindsey

Johanna Lindsey is one of the names of romantic literature. Known throughout the world, she is the author of more than 50 romantic books that have been sold in bookstores on several continents. Who was Johanna Lindsey? Unfortunately, we...

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