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Good People
Good People

By Alberto Chimal. Translated by Slava Faybysh. español “People won’t be people when they hear this sound.” Battles, Atlas   The boxes arrived from Juarez at nine at night. They were shipped by land, which is always a bit worrisome because the violence there, in the North, is truly out of control—it causes problems on […]

The Latin Cities
The Latin Cities

By Alberto Chimal. Translated by Fionn Petch. español A, of the many entrances: its walls are made of doors and the inhabitants all have a window to the front – whether painted or not we do not know. B, which is mounted on vast wooden platforms and pulled back and forth across the plain by […]

Twenty About Robots
Twenty About Robots

By Alberto Chimal. Translated by Fionn Petch. For Bernardo Fernández Bef español   00000 “Robots’ dreams taste of oil and electricity, like anyone else’s. But they have flowers and crystals no one else can see, unfathomable anguish, logical snares…” “Do humans’ dreams taste of oil and electricity too, then, teacher?” “Within a few centuries we […]

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 […]