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Palabras Errantes Latin American Literature in Translation

Palabras Errantes
Nicolás Di Candia
Nicolás Di Candia, ‘A step forward’

A step forward Written by Nicolás Di Candia. Translated by Sam Gordon. Escalator. On the left hand side a line of people take the initiative and rise to the challenge. They don’t want to wait around and let things happen in their own time. They would rather ascend towards the future than let themselves be […]

Nicolás Di Candia, ‘My cloud’

My cloud Written by Nicolás Di Candia. Translated by Sam Gordon. I live in a high-rise flat. As well as having a magnificent view over the whole city, I can also see approaching storms. One was nearing the other day. The clouds were very low. Some of them were so close to the building that […]

Nicolás Di Candia, ‘Coca-Cola Tours’

Coca-Cola Tours Written by Nicolás Di Candia. Translated by Sam Gordon. A thunderous noise was heard throughout the city of Atlanta. As per usual, the citizens tuned in to CNN to find out what was going on. They were met with live pictures following an explosion at Coca-Cola’s main bottling plant. The gravity of the […]

Nicolás Di Candia, ‘Truths about you’
Nicolás Di Candia, 'Truths about you'

Truths about you   Written by Nicolás Di Candia. Translated by Sam Gordon.   You know how to read. Right now you’re reading, and what you’re reading is the word this. Now you’re not reading that word, but others instead. But that one is still resounding in you. You know that it won’t be for […]