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On Lem’s Pericalypsis

In the foreword of that joke book that is Perfect Vacuum, where its author, the Polish essayist Stanislaw Lem, reviews a series of nonexistent literary works (they reside only in the universe of his boundless imagination), the prologue writer tells … Continue reading

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The Devil on wheels

This September 9th will be highlighted in my logbook as, by far, the worst date in this journey; and in my personal calendar as one of those few regrettable days that life inflicts on us once in a while. Last … Continue reading

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Honouring Torrente Ballester

Un reciente y por completo innecesario artículo de Ángel Vivas, publicado en el diario El Mundo el pasado diez de octubre, ha tenido el malaje de hacerme saltar de indignación en el asiento. En él, el periodista Ángel Vivas, en … Continue reading

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Is literature dead?

When I come to think of it, I realize that I can hardly set hands on any remarkable contemporary novel, not to talk about poetry. Sure, there are some good ones, but methinks that the era of talents in literature … Continue reading

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Ukrainian endurance

It’s Kiev. The tunnels under the main crossings, and the subway passages, are stuffed with peasants and babushkas trying to sell their measly produce to a crowd of hurried and indifferent passers-by who scarcely take any notice of them or … Continue reading

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