El Diccionario Neuman

Mi acto reflejo al abrir el libro Barbarismos (Páginas de espuma, 2014), de Andrés Neuman, es el mutismo (“silencio escandaloso”, lo define él). No me espero un libro así. O mejor dicho, suponía una novela, que en sus palabras, es … Continued

Boyhood: Nostalgia for Ourselves

The first chords of Yellow, Coldplay’s hit single, start playing as we meet Mason (Ellar Coltrane)—whose entire childhood is about to be summarized before our eyes—lying on the grass. Such a familiar beginning is striking; singing along in my head, … Continued

A Corner of the World

Title: A Corner of the World Author:  Mylene Fernández-Pintado Publisher House: City Lights Although Mylene Fernández-Pintado’s A Corner of the World has often been called a story about love, it fails to show the “intense and impossible love” it advertises on … Continued

Not That Kind of Girl

Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham Lena Dunham’s book, Not That Kind of Girl, is a witty and often hilarious collection of personal essays, food journal entries, lists, and never-sent emails that offers a number of experiences Dunham … Continued

Midnight in Mexico

Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through A Country’s Descent into Darkness By Alfredo Corchado In Mexico, where the drug cartels are so powerful and pervasive, no one is immune to a death threat, not even an American journalist. Alfredo Corchado, … Continued

Memoria y tecnología

Autor: Alejandro Zambra, Título: Mis documentos, Editorial: Anagrama, Ciudad: Barcelona, 2014   “La clase media es un problema si se quiere escribir literatura latinoamericana”, piensa uno de los personajes del último libro de Alejandro Zambra. A juzgar por Bonsái (2006), … Continued