Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nouvelle courte de Dominique Vernay Juillet: "Lencería fina"



Lencería fina. Source d´image

Née en France, mais vivant en Espagne depuis de nombreuses années, Dominique Vernay Juillet découvre bien vite le plaisir de pouvoir jouer avec les mots de la langue de Molière et de celle de Cervantes. Dans la nouvelle courte "Lencería fina" "Lingerie fine" elle reprend une idée qui lui est chère, à savoir que la phrase "je le/la connais comme si je l'avais fait/e" ne repose que sur une illusion. Le regard que nous portons sur les autres est à tel point faussé par tant d'idées préconçues, qu'il nous est impossible de nous rendre à l'évidence que les choses ne sont pas forcément comme nous le croyions et cela... même avec, sous les yeux, la preuve du délit.

Short Story by M

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Walt Whitman, in the Eye of the Storm

Poet Walt Whtiman. Source of the imagen

In Donde la eternidad envejece (Destino, 2012), a plentiful memory book, César Antonio Molina glosses hundreds of writers figure, one of them Walt Whitman, who -there´s no exception in literary world- was criticized by his contemporaries. Many of them didn´t forgive him the sensuality of Leaves of Grass, and somebody claimed with some humour that such book lacked vine leaves.

At the beginning, Whitman had the support of Ralph Waldo Emerson, who saw 
a great poet in the young and sensualist bearded man.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Short Story by Enrique Anderson Imbert: "El suicida"

Suicidio. Fuente de la imagen

Enrique Anderson Imbert was an Argentinian writer (1910-2000) who wrote novels, short stories and essays. His essays about latinoamerican literature history are highly valued. 
"El suicida" is a sarcastic sudden fiction about a desperated man who tries to commite suicide. At the end you can see a video about this story. 
[Source of the story: Cuentos breves recomendados]


The Shortest Story in the World?

American writer Fredric Brown

This very short story by Fredric Brown, "The last man on Earth", has been considered for a long time the shortest story in the world (in English language). Fredric Brown (1906-1972) was an american sci-fi writer, very known for his very short stories full of humour and with surprising endings. 
(But... ¿was this short story a plagiarism? Read both stories and decide).  


LLAMADA
Fredric Brown

El último hombre vivo en la Tierra estaba sentado en su casa. Llamaron a la puerta.



Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ombligo Magazine, made in Mexico


Ombligo Newspaper. Source of the imagen

Ombligo is a digital magazine made in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. It´s been recently created with the aim of spread culture in general and literature in particular. The persons responsibles of the edition believe the best way to change Ciudad Juárez -one of the most dangerous cities in the world- is through the culture. They publish literary texts by mexican writers but also by writers from Spain and all Latinoamerica. Ombligo is a plural magazine whose board of directors is formed from people from twenty five countries, and its most numerous readers come from Mexico, Spain, United States, Chile, Argentina... They post short stories, articles, poems, interviews...  I encourage you to visit them and know some of the best contemporary writers in spanish.