Prosas apátridas, by Julio Ramón Ribeyro

Prosas apátridas, by Julio Ramón Ribeyro

Julio Ramón Ribeyro was a Peruvian author best known for his short stories; his work is enjoying a surge of attention in Peru on the 90th anniversary of his birth. Shopping in Lima I was torn between his collected stories, a formidable brick of a book, and his Prosas...
Una excursión al lado del lago

Una excursión al lado del lago

La belleza del paisaje alrededor de Lago Titicaca es como la belleza australiana – una semejanza solo intensificada por la presencia de bosques de eucaliptos, introducidos allí como en tantos lugares latinos – y para un ojo anglo, enseñado a encontrar belleza en...
Habits of the Pigeons

Habits of the Pigeons

One nice thing about Ben’s work on the Real Pigeons series (Book 4 is out now) is that he and I now notice pigeons much more than we used to. There are lots of different pigeons in America, too – the little brown torcazas, with their feathers like scales,...
Diario castellano – julio y agosto 2019

Diario castellano – julio y agosto 2019

17 de julio Una cosa mexicana que no me gusta mucho es la música que se oye en tiendas y taxis: los ritmos de bailes europeos y las bandas de vientos quisquillosas y estreñidas. Ni me gusta el estilo de cantar: una intensidad forzada, llena de gemidos y gritos falsos,...
Movie Diary 27/8/19

Movie Diary 27/8/19

Crazy Rich Asians (2018) – A blow for representation this may be, but the central relationship is on the messed-up Jane Eyre/Rebecca model, where the heroine (Constance Wu) has to make all the adjustments to win over her rich, impassive boyfriend (Henry Golding) –...