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El fluir del tiempo, de Jorge Riestra

El fluir del tiempo, de Jorge Riestra

Here in Argentina people tell me, often enough that it's a kind of refrain, that there's no future for them in this country. Sometimes this takes the form of the plans they're making – the qualification they're working towards, the money they're saving – to live in...

El fin de otoño

El fin de otoño

Los últimos meses me han presentado una serie de umbrales, y al cruzarlos veo de manera distinta las etapas anteriores; a menudo no entiendo bien mis sentimientos en el momento pasajero que los siento. Solo tenía pensado quedarme una semana en Rosario, rumbo a...

Epidemias

Epidemias

La pandemia nos permite ver otro lado de cosas que dimos por hecho. A veces la sensación es de ver el mundo más claramente, como la experiencia incómoda de vernos la cara en la luz despiadada de un nuevo ascensor; a veces parece más bien una inversión del orden...

Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Fetch the Bolt Cutters

More than most artists, each of Fiona Apple's albums seems to exist on its own. Partly it's that a gap of years separates each one, so that it inhabits its own niche in time; partly it's that Apple finds a different approach each time. The elegant teen poetry of Tidal...

La ciudad, de Mario Levrero

La ciudad, de Mario Levrero

This is my translation of the first two chapters of Mario Levrero's novel The City. The protagonist lives in a perverse universe where nothing he does produces the outcome he expects and his choices keep leading him further and further from home. By his own admission,...

Top 50 Films – the 2010s

Top 50 Films – the 2010s

These are the movies that have stayed with me most over the last decade. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011) Terrence Malick captures the way we actually remember childhood – not in coherent episodes but in intensely apprehended moments, like Jessica Chastain...

Soñar un país

Soñar un país

Tarde o temprano en la historia de cada colonia todas las paradojas de la identidad criolla se manifiestan como un problema cultural. Los intereses económicos de los criollos impulsan su independencia política de la antigua metrópoli y su conexión con las tierras...

El Anglo

El Anglo

La manera nativa de matar vacas o novillos en aquel tiempo revestía penosas modalidades… Uno de los dos jinetes ocupados en la operación, la enlazaba de las aspas y se alejaba al galope, manteniendo el lazo tirante. El segundo hombre descolgábase entonces del caballo,...

Movie Diary 25/1/20

Movie Diary 25/1/20

Hustlers (2019) – This is a textbook example of how a female point of view can transform even very familiar stories. The narrative strategies that writer and director Lorene Scafaria employs – the story's events recounted to a journalist in flashbacks, the old hand...

Defensa de Violeta Parra

Defensa de Violeta Parra

The Parra family has the rare distinction of producing two major artists in a single generation: Nicanor, impudent antipoet who died only last year, and Violeta, folklorist, singer-songwriter and visual artist, who ended her own life in 1967. I read Victor Herrero...