El nopal y el prickly pear

El nopal y el prickly pear

En El laberinto de soledad, Octavio Paz recuerda una charla con una amiga mexicana quien vive en California. Para ella, en los Estados Unidos incluso los pájaros y plantas conocidos son extraños porque llevan nombres ingleses. «Aquí hasta los pájaros hablan en inglés....
Los Angeles Nocturne

Los Angeles Nocturne

This is my translation of Xavier Villaurrutia’s poem “Nocturno de Los Ángeles” from his collection Nostalgia de la muerte. Villaurutia was an important literary figure in Mexico in the years after the Revolution, a member of the contemporáneos along...
Book List 2018

Book List 2018

My reading last year was shaped by my travels – in Japan and Korea in April and May, and South America in the second half of the year. I was surprised at the paucity of titles on Japan and Korea in English – reflecting, I suppose, white Australians’ indifference...