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Miguel Angel Asturias – Strong Wind (1968)

Tristes Tropiques – V.S. Pritchett (May 1969): “On its polite and somehow always politic annual round, the Nobel Prize was given in 1967 to Miguel Angel Asturias, who is known as an important Guatemalan diplomat and a sensitive novelist of … Continue reading

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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon – Jorge Amado (1962)

“Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon (Portuguese: Gabriela, cravo e canela) is a Brazilian modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1958 and published in English in 1962. It is widely considered one of his finest works. Gabriela, Clove and … Continue reading

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Gregory Rabassa

“Gregory Rabassa once received the ultimate accolade for a translator: his author admitted he thought Rabassa’s translation was better than the original. And since the author was Gabriel García Márquez, and the book One Hundred Years of Solitude, this was … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Avon Bard?

“Among other things, the book imprint, Avon Bard, was known for its surreal, often dream-like and vivid covers. Also distinctive was the white banner across the top of the cover announcing the title, author’s name and one or two short … Continue reading

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The Green House – Mario Vargas Llosa (1966)

“The Green House (Original title: La Casa Verde) is the second novel by the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, published in 1966. The novel is set over a period of forty years (from the early part of the 20th century … Continue reading

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Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

“Next September, the Hammer Museum presents Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, a groundbreaking exhibition that will constitute the first history of experimental art practices in Latin America by women artists and their influence internationally. Addressing an art historical vacuum, … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Heart – Edited by Barbara Howes (1973)

“This short-story collection is the perfect book for anyone desiring an introduction to El Boom, the renaissance in Latin American fiction that has captured the world’s attention in the last decade or so. Included are tales by such luminaries as … Continue reading

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