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Nonfiction: Hispanic Nation: Culture, Politics and the Constructing of Identity (U. Arizona Press); The Land and People or Argentina and The Land and People of Venezuela, both HarperCollins; Fiction: A Gift for the Sultan, novel, 2010 (print and ebook), Turkish translation Bir cihan, iki sultan, Nokta Kitap, Istanbul, 2013; Welcome to My Contri, short stories of Latin America, 1988, expanded ebook 2012. Other short stories in Exquisite Corpse, Fiction International and other journals; articles and essays in The New York Times, The Nation, Los Angeles Times, and other periodicals.


It is a quasi religious experience, after standing in line in the hot July sun and finally passing the security checkpoint, to file past the red granite tombstones of Communist heroes — John Reed among them (no women, as far as I could see, though I didn't actually manage to read all the names) — and then enter the dark descending staircase. Uniformed honor guards signaled vigorously for me to... Read more of this blog post »
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Un anciano que sólo espera la terminación de su vida encuentra a una jóven que no sabe cómo empezar la suya. La Desi es más bruta que la pila de un pozo (como le dice una amiga) cuando llega de su pueblo y empieza a trabajar como criada del viejo Elo...more
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El camino de la vida que quieres seguir no es necesariamente el que te obligan a tomar, descubre un chico de 11 años en un pueblo pobre en el norte de España, circa 1945-50. David, “el Mochuelo”, tendrá que abandonar el pueblo mañana, porque su padre...more
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Dos adolescentes burgueses, remitidos por el maoismo a una aldea paupérrima en las montañas para "reeducación" mediante las labores del campo en los 60, encuentran a una joven y guapa costurera analfabeta a quien enseñan a leer y disfrutar los relato...more
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Es 1942, la II República española recién ha sido derrotada y Hortensia, antigua miliciana y guerrillera comunista, está presa en la terrible prisión feminina de Las Ventas en Madrid y encinta, mientras su marido sigue en la lucha armada clandestina....more
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Libro de Manuel by Julio Cortázar
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Cortázar escribió esta novela, la más abiertamente política de toda su obra, en Paris y Saignon (Provence), 1969/1972, incorporando noticias de los diarios franceses y sudamericanos en las experiencias de los personajes. Se trata de un grupo de jóven...more
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Cuaderno de viaje by Salvador Compan
Cuaderno de viaje
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En España en 1874, un joven escritor idealista viaja desde Madrid al remoto y rústico pueblo de Aroca, cerca de Cazorla en Jaén, para escribir las memorias falsas para un pariente rico y corrupto. Para salvar su consciencia, se propone escribir en se...more
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La colmena by Camilo José Cela
La colmena
by Camilo José Cela
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Madrid, invierno de 1943, es una colmena donde diversos personajes siguen sus instintos y tímidos deseos, tratando de sobrevivir con algún rasgo de dignidad bajo el frío, la pobreza y la represión de los recién victoriosos franquistas. Sus vidas entr...more
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