Literature

Life in a Cuban Jail

 03/19/2017 - 14:54

For over a decade Stephen Purvis had been a pillar of Havana's expat community, one of many foreign businessmen investing in Cuba's crawl from Cold War communism towards modernity. But for reasons unknown to him he was also under State Security's microscope. One morning during the height of President Raúl Castro's purges in 2012, he was arrested and taken away into the absurd and brutal world of Cuban justice.

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In 2012,  a British businessman was arrested for unknown reasons and taken away into the absurd and brutal world of Cuban justice. 

Inside one of the prison buildings at Presidio Modelo, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba. Wikimedia/Commons

Fallece Derek Walcott, símbolo de la poesía del Caribe y Nobel de Literatura en 1992

 03/17/2017 - 12:38

La obra de Derek Walcott, fallecido a los 87 años, ha estado marcada por tres elementos fundamentales: su patria caribeña, la lengua inglesa y su origen africano.

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Fotografía de archivo fechada el 22 de agosto de 2012 que muestra al escritor Derek Walcott durante una rueda de prensa en San José (Costa Rica). El premio nobel de Literatura de 1992 Derek Walcott, nacido en Santa Lucía en 1930, murió hoy, viernes 17 de marzo de 2017, a los 87 años tras una enfermedad prolongada en su residencia, informó su familia. EFE/Jeffrey Arguedas

Caribbean Poet and Nobel Prize Derek Walcott Dies at 87

 03/17/2017 - 12:29
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Born in Saint Lucia in 1930, he was regarded by critics as one of the greatest Caribbean poets.

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 Archive photo dated August 22, 2012 showing writer Derek Walcott during a press conference in San Jose (Costa Rica). The 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature Derek Walcott, born in Saint Lucia in 1930, died today, Friday, March 17, 2017, at the age of 87 after a long illness, his family said. EFE/Jeffrey Arguedas

Hijo mío, ¿por qué te hiciste monje?

 03/16/2017 - 07:54

En El Monje y el Filósofo, el célebre pensador francés Jean-François Revel dialoga con su hijo para entender los motivos que le llevaron a abandonar su brillante carrera científica y convertirse en monje budista. 

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El Monje y el Filósofo ayudará al lector a comprender algunos motivos que han puesto de moda el Budismo en Occidente. 

Patria, Fernando Aramburu’s Novel: neither Victims nor Executioners

 03/10/2017 - 01:50

Fernando Aramburu is a poet, essayist and novelist born in 1959 in San Sebastian, Spain. To date he has published more than twenty works and has received several important prizes, including the Prize of the Royal Academy and the Mario Vargas Llosa NH Prize in 2008 for his collection of short stories, Los peces de la amargura (The Fish of Bitterness). But his biggest critical and editorial success has been due to his latest novel, Patria (Home Country), chosen as the book of the year by ABC Cultural, now on its ninth printing with over 100,000 copies sold.

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Patria (Barcelona, Tusquets, 2016) is a passionate and impassioned novel about the consequences of ETA on the Basque people, although none of its many characters in its over six-hundred pages, is neither a simple victim nor an executioner. 

“Todo partido es una vida en miniatura” - Open, André Agassi - Crítica de libro

 03/07/2017 - 10:00
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En "Open. An Autobiography", el tenista André Agassi relata sin tapujos la historia de una vida marcada por un padre obsesionado por transformarle en el número uno del tenis.

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En "Open. An Autobiography", el tenista André Agassi relata sin tapujos la historia de una vida marcada por un padre obsesionado por el tenis. 

Miriam Ramírez: “Lo importante es confiar en uno mismo y pensar en positivo”

 02/28/2017 - 11:49
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La periodista y empresaria portorriqueña Miriam Ramírez acaba de publicar Qué rayos quiero hacer con mi vida, un libro dirigido a orientar a la juventud latina en la selección de su carrera profesional. Tras el asesinato de su marido, Ramírez se dedica a un negocio de agricultura sostenible en el sur de Puerto Rico.

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La periodista y empresaria portorriqueña Miriam Ramírez acaba de publicar Qué rayos quiero hacer con mi vida, un libro dirigido a orientar a la juventud latina en la selección de su carrera profesional. Foto: Miriam Ramírez

Bush publishes his first book of oil paintings, “Portraits of Courage”

 02/28/2017 - 05:50
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Former President George W. Bush’s first book of oil paintings, “Portraits of Courage,” appears in bookstores today. Bush has weighd in on Trump's presidency, calling the media 'Indispensable To Democracy'

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Former President George W. Bush’s first book of oil paintings, “Portraits of Courage,” appears in bookstores today.
File photo dated July 28, 2003 showing US President George W. Bush waving as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC., USA. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Books: Philadelphia’s abandoned power plants

 02/28/2017 - 03:58
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New photobook Palazzos of Power explores the neoclassical grandeur of these artifacts of the early electric age

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The book Palazzos of Power by Aaron V Wunsch and Joseph E B Elliott, compiles a series of black and white photos of the Philadelphia Electric Company: built as an enormous metropolitan power station at the turn of the 20th century, now is vacant and decaying. Palazzos of Power is published by Princeton Architectural Press. 
Richmond station’s turbine hall. Photo: Joseph Elliott.

Mexican Migrants are under a "Fascist Offensive"

 02/24/2017 - 05:37

In an interview with El País, Mexican writer Yuri Herrera says there is "a fascist offensive" against Mexican immigrants in the United States.

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In an interview with El País, Mexican writer Yuri Herrera says there is "a fascist offensive" against Mexican immigrants in the United States.

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