• Patrons Enjoying a Late Night Bar Excursion
    Cartografías

    “Más de una vez me he preguntado qué tipo de escritor hubiera sido, qué tipo de obra hubiera escrito, si no hubiera pasado tantas y tantas horas de mi vida en una barra, en el derroche de las energías vitales y en la saturación de los sentidos.”

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  • Patrons Enjoying a Late Night Bar Excursion
    Cartographies

    “More than once I’ve asked myself what type of writer I might have been, what type of works I might have written, if I hadn’t spent so many hours of my life in a bar, squandering my vital energy and saturating my senses.”

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  • Virgilio Piñera
    Virgilio Piñera

    Cuba has declared this year to be “The Year of Virgilio” in honor of Virgilio Piñera, a writer it once imprisoned. A pioneer of absurd literature and theater, author Horacio Castellanos Moya writes an overview of Piñera, his life and works, in this week’s column.

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  • Lydia Cacho, author of Esclavas del poder. Photo: Artículo 19. Creative Commons Licensed.
    Open Season on Journalists

    Writer Horacio Castellanos Moya examines how journalists, not writers and intellectuals, are the new targets of the powerful elite. In Latin America, pursuing investigative journalism, like that of Lydia Cacho, can be a death sentence.

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