Here is a description of the book, in a HALLALI, a cultural studies journal on the Great War and the Hispanic world. It is an attempt to throw light on the life and work of Vallejo from the point of view of documents that have been hard to get or to see heretofore. It includes … More Textos rescatados de Vallejo
Clay’s Kitchen on Sarsa Clay got this recipe from California Rancho Cooking by Jacqueline Higuera McMahan. He says it makes about 5 cups. The word sarsa belongs to the old vernacular favored by Californios when referring to their favorite things. Salsa and sarsa are sort of the same thing but sarsa is meant to be … More California Rancho Cooking
Δ This blog has few readers but me. It is a reason why I should merge it with my research blog, and work more on my research blog. Or spend more time organizing research notes in other platforms. Δ In any case, Mary Niall Mitchell at the University of New Orleans has this important project … More Mary Niall Mitchell, Akala, and more
Acaba de pasar el que vendrá proscrito, a sentarse en mi triple desarrollo; acaba de pasar criminalmente. Acaba de sentarse más acá, a un cuerpo de distancia de mi alma, el que vino en un asno a enflaquecerme; acaba de sentarse de pie, lívido. Acaba de darme lo que está acabado, el calor del fuego … More The one who is to come
I should have read, and should still read, Alberto Flores Galindo, Utopía en los Andes and Buscando un Inca. I was reminded of these reading an old review essay on views and representations of the Andean past and future. These things are important and I need to get cracking. I do not like working in … More Books I should have read: Alberto Flores Galindo
This is a New York Times article worthy of study. There is a marvelous quotation from H. Clinton on Qaddafi: “We came, we saw, he died!” and much else in the piece. I would have loved to visit Libya. And Iran and other places. Axé.
“The report acknowledges the intrinsic value of language study but also argues for the necessity of thinking more about instrumental applications of language.” Should we invite one of these consultants or are they wolves in sheep’s clothing? Axé.
Above is a mounted guard and a prisoner picking cotton in 1998 (some guards have rifles). Below, the warden’s house in the same period. This is at Angola, the flagship prison, located on the former Angola Plantation. These images are not mine, nor is the one of the electric chair a post or two ago, … More Louisiana State Penitentiary
A friend says that the reason people in Louisiana so fear sex, despite having quite a lot of it (despite having it compulsively, I would say), is that they still regret losing the Civil War and slavery. So they are nostalgic for an earlier time, like the more reactionary Muslims of the Middle East, he … More María: yes, it is the patriarchy
From one Rafael Ramírez Mendoza, who seems to be really nice. “Deseos de modernidad y fronteras de lo primitivo: territorialidad y autenticidad en el debate por un nuevo imaginario peruano en Abril, Westphalen y Arguedas”. Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana 75 (2012): 253-82. (You can read this via academia.edu and Ebscohost.) A surrealist letter-poem you … More New and fascinating information on Moro