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UPCOMING EVENT: Tracing Geopolitical Friendship in Latin American Literary Archives

A Round Table Conversation about Research at the Gabriel García Márquez Papers and Other Collections    With Angel Esteban (University of Granada)    Led by José Montelongo (LLILAS-Benson) and César A. Salgado (Spanish and Portuguese/Comparative Literature)   Thursday, September 14 3-4:45PM Harry Ransom Center, 2nd Floor, Feldman Seminar Room In Latin America the interconnections between those involved in literary creation

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Los guardianes del papel

(Originally published on almarporliante.wordpress.com as part of a seminar on Los nuevos medios en la cultura latinoamericana I took with professor Craig Epplin at Portland State University. This is a revised version). Louie nos llamó por teléfono a la oficina que compartíamos Isabelle y yo a eso de las 12.30, antes de

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Si tengo suerte

31. POETITOS el que esté libre de influencias que tire la primera metáfora 31. POETITOS he who is free of influences let him throw the first metaphor I don’t know how I first heard about the Taller Martín Pescador. It may have been while reading the Primeros Libros blog, which

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Adventures in the Analogue Archive

At the end of her last post, Hannah wrote that the increasing availability of digitalized copies is leading us gradually to give up firsthand contact with the “beauty of the object” in exchange for “access to books we could never, otherwise, read.” I take this tradeoff personally. When writing grants

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Rarified Books

Just back from a week at the California Rare Books School at UCLA, I have been thinking about the love of books. I have been thinking about the physical beauty of the object itself, about the pleasure we get when we hold in our hands a rough cloth binding or

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