Literature now isn’t just post-national, it’s national and post-national at once. (I read this in Hispamérica). The AEIOU strategy (IWW): agitate, educate, inoculate, organize, unionize. Unionization comes last not first, and the organizers are workers, not staffers for big unions. I learned more things, too. Axé.
In 2008, a high school friend of my father’s who was living in Paris, sent him the Le Monde obituary of Milton Wolff, author of Another Hill. Wolff had just died in Berkeley. The following year Robert Colodny, another Lincoln Brigade veteran Wolff surely knew, and who had rented a room from my grandmother during … More Milton Wolff
Photocopy purge of the day, doing it and not looking back: a whole binder full of hard-won photocopies from the 1990s, before JSTOR, including LPM, Paradoxes of literary nationalism in Latin America. It seemed so key to me then but I can recite the arguments now, do not need the book. Politics: Tulane’s library is … More Leyla Perrone-Moisés
El reino de este mundo will be the first and oldest text. Everything else will be short, but interesting, from a different country. That is the foundation, and everything else is later; I should do something actually Afro-Latin to go with REM. Other texts I am thinking about having, for narrative, are Pedro Páramo, Crónica … More Spanish American Literature in Translation? Or Latin American? Including Brazil, or not?
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.
Places of Mind is the new biography of Saïd I would like to read. Axé.
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
Achille Mbembe. This is another book I’ve GOT to read. I’m so excited about the various things there are to do and read and cannot believe I spent as much time as I did not doing. Why was this? Because I was absent. Axé.
I submitted a grant proposal to the Friends of the Humanities and I hope it was received, as I’ve not had it acknowledged. If I get it, I will order this book by Gonzalo Navajas. Axé.