Selected Posts

Latin American Literature A Decade of Blogging Latin American Literature (Part I, Part II, Part III) Roberto Bolano: Nazi Literature in the Americas The Savage Detectives Distant Stars Two Novels about Mexico Cesar Aira How I became a Nun An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter Mario Vargas Llosa The Discreet Hero (2015) … Continue reading Selected Posts

Nazi Literature in South America and India

Roberto Bolano in his recently translated novel Nazi Literature in the Americas weaves an entire literary universe filled with imaginary writers and their writings.Not all writers were,however, fans of Hitler or other Nazi leaders or even their ideology. Bolano’s biographies of these imaginary writers, inspired in a way by Borges’ Book of Imaginary Beings, are … Continue reading Nazi Literature in South America and India

A Decade in Blogging: A literary journey to Latin America-III

The Nicaraguan poet Gioconda Belli’s riveting memoir The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War gives a glimpse of the deep involvement of poets, writers and revolution in Latin America. Belli spent nearly two decades as a sandinismo, working for the overthrow of the US backed Somoza regime in Nicaragua. When revolution … Continue reading A Decade in Blogging: A literary journey to Latin America-III