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Palabras Errantes Latin American Literature in Translation

Palabras Errantes
Editorial
Editor’s Note – Derry Welcomes You
Editor’s Note – Derry Welcomes You

Written by Jorge Luis Cáceres. Translated by Cherilyn Elston. Hotel Dolphin, October 2015 My first encounter with the work of Stephen King was in the now defunct bookshop Studium, on 10 de agosto Avenue in Quito. When I was a kid, my Dad had a habit of taking me to the bookshop at the end […]

Literature of the Imagination in Mexico
Literature of the Imagination in Mexico

By Alberto Chimal. Translated by Cherilyn Elston. en español 1. In the past the term “literatura fantástica” would have sufficed. This has a long history and illustrious origins: at the turn of the nineteenth century the artists who formed part of the incipient Romantic Movement used the term to refer to those works (narrative in […]

The Ghosts of the City
The Ghosts of the City

By Carlos Colmenares Gil 1. In 2006, two Venezuelan writers, Ana Teresa Torres and Héctor Torres, created an event called the Semana de la Nueva Narrativa Urbana (A Week of New Urban Narrative) in which 15 contemporary writers each read one short story during one week. The event took place for five years and brought […]

Editorial: Voices from the Venezuelan City
Editorial: Voices from the Venezuelan City

By Rebecca Jarman. In 2010, Simon Romero published an article in the New York Times entitled ‘Venezuela, More Deadly Than Iraq’. Comparing statistics of civilian deaths in Caracas unfavourably to those in Baghdad, Romero claimed that citizens of the Venezuelan capital might feel safer living in a war-torn country in the Middle East. The comparison […]

Contemporary Uruguayan Women’s Writing
Contemporary Uruguayan Women's Writing

By Dr María Soledad Montañez, Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of Stirling ‘There’s no river, no square, no church, no nothing. This house is the whole world’: Contemporary Uruguayan Women’s Writing (version en español) The notion of literary or cultural generations, as a model of periodisation, is an appealing as well as questionable topic […]