I will change my ACLA title to Denise Ferreira da Silva, Globality, and Social Death. For Spanish 442 I need those Cambridge Core volumes, Latin America in Transition, and MGM’s article on Martí. Also, Rama 1982. It’s a very good discussion of the rejection of Spain and the insistence on international literary models—and of the … More Things


Word for today: Опричник, oprichnik. I will learn the suffix -nik, ник, and apply it in English. I will learn to spell: noodnik, refusenik, vatnik, and other -nik words. I will discover the relation of -ik (Bolshevik, etc.) to -nik. Inspiration: Sorokin, Day of the Oprichnik. And there is also мобик, mobik. In other news … More Опричник

October 14-31

14. Got to 7620. This is from 7474, so that is146 new words. I could go on but I have other things I must do. But I’ve gotten so far into this paper that it doesn’t take work to get back into it if I stop, and I can stop if I’m working because I’m … More October 14-31

Vallejo excursus

I’m writing something else but want to have Vallejo footnotes. They’re distracting, poorly researched and poorly written, but I’ll put one here. Should I expand on it–should I write an article on that poem? His poem “Voy a hablar de la esperanza” (1928) detaches pain from identity or self: “Yo no sufro este dolor como … More Vallejo excursus