I read a Marxist-type analysis of Lorca. He has fascist elements. The article is good and so is its bibiliography. And there is a documentary about Berkeley I must see. Axé.
Should the university do less? Axé.
Places of Mind is the new biography of Saïd I would like to read. Axé.
My 23d year in this house and at last I have a desk that really is the right height. I feel completely different. Completely. I also have a solid kitchen floor, after 23 years. There are only a few more things to do and the house will be quite comfortable. I have new tires and … More Things
The current issue is on Hispanism. On another topic, I am looking for a 1951/52 article in it by Monguió, on the “crematística” of the 19th century novel. On poetry, there’s Malva Flores, “el ocaso de los poetas intelectuales,” on strategies of legitimation of poetry. Axé.
In one of my mad attempts to get rid of things, I am dropping four issues of Revista Iberoamericana before I lose my will power. It is not a big decision since I have library access to this journal, but on the other hand it is because I think I will sit calmly and read … More Revista Iberoamericana
I am interested in seeing how racism operates in these representations. I do not think this has really been done. Speaker: “The [white gallery] spaces are really violent [against Blackness].” This explains a lot: the space of my department is really violent against Spanish. Axé.
Read all about them. Axé.
This is an exact description of what happened to me with my ill-fated Vallejo book. Its ill fate killed me and it took me a long time — seven years, I believe — to understand. If I had understood it then I could have worked on or with the situation. But I did not understand … More Pérez Firmat
That’s what they are up to, those authors. Meanwhile: Hispanism is an imperial project but Latin American writing is multi-voiced from the beginning; the Inca Garcilaso, for instance, insists upon himself as a Quechua narrator, for instance, and Mazzotti (1995 in Revista Iberoamericana and elsewhere) insists on the aural qualities of this text as well. … More Absorb heterogeneity, depoliticize difference