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LGTBIQ Literature: Novels to read with pride | Culture

In the first scene of the novel Purity (Literature Random House) by Garth Greenwell, the protagonist, an American professor of Anglo-Saxon literature in Bulgaria, has a coffee with a student who confesses the suffering caused by his unrequited love for his best friend. However, the narrator is surprised to discover that what his student wants […]

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Patricia Almarcegui travels to Japan to blow up travel literature | Culture

Patricia Almarcegui in Menorca, last Friday.Daniel Arquimbau The itinerary of Lost notebooks of Japan (Candaya, 2021), by Patricia Almarcegui, begins on a Japanese high-speed train called Kodama, like María Kodama, Borges’s wife, and ends ―before a final one: “Today I shouldn’t do anything, just write” – with the annotation: “I think there is going to […]

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Emmanuel Carrère wins the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature | Culture

French writer Emmanuel Carrère.JOEL SAGET / AFP / Getty Images Emmanuel Carrère (Paris, 63 years old), author of stark confessional books and stories about real characters who live on the edge of humanity, won the Princess of Asturias Award for Literature this Wednesday. In his latest book, Yoga, Carrère narrates his fall into the hell […]

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The new LGTBQ literature goes in search of the collective’s myths | Culture

Vicente Vadillo, a 32-year-old from Jaén, was killed by a policeman. He was wearing a transvestite and the agent was drunk. On the night of June 19, 1979, the national police officer Antonio Anglada had sneaked into the public at the Apolo de Rentería party hall (Gipuzkoa) and, although he was out of service, after […]

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FILE: A festival to flood Castilla y León with mestizo literature | Culture

From the left, Jesús Ruiz Mantilla, Francisco Igea and Javier Ortega during the presentation of the event at the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid.Cervantes Institute A new stage begins after a hell, a time in which books have shed light and company. This has been one of the premises for organizing the first edition of the […]

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Penguin Random House buys two labels for young people’s literature and one in Catalan from RBA | Culture

Jeff Kinney and his protagonist, Greg.Matt Hoyle/ Getty Images Penguin Random House Editorial Group (PRHGE) has bought from RBA the Molino and Serres youth and children’s literature stamps, and La Magrana literature in Catalan, as reported by the publisher this Thursday morning. With this acquisition, the group retains the rights to books as The Hunger […]

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Paloma Díaz-Mas: “If life changes, literature changes” | Culture

Paloma Díaz-Mas, in July 2020 in Vitoria.Rich Linen Paloma Díaz-Mas (Madrid, 66 years old) has the two souls that complement each other in the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) and that sometimes compete for a chair in the institution: the philologist and the literary. “That double profile of researcher and creation,” she says by phone, is […]

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Book Day: Literature exceeds the limits of the pandemic at the Cervantes Prize | Culture

The Book Day party, postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, has celebrated its main event this Friday morning at the headquarters of the Cervantes Institute in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). Presided over by the Kings, it was a simple ceremony, in the open air and marked by the security measures imposed by the virus […]

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‘Granta’ enshrines the literature of diverse Spanish | Culture

Authors selected by the literary magazine ‘Granta’ as the best narrators in Spanish. Vladimir Nabokov used to say that Russian is spoken with a “broad and constant smile”, because Russian vowels were like an orange and English vowels were like a lemon. Following the analogy, to Valerie Miles, editorial director of the British magazine Grant, […]

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The new Valencian school: literature that goes beyond Marina d’Or and the ‘posh’ of Jávea | Culture

From left to right, Rafa Lahuerta, Alberto Torres and David Pascual, in the Carmen neighborhood of Valencia.Monica Torres A former soccer ultra who channeled his anger through reading, a teacher who teaches Spanish canonical poetry with the help of rap and a musician who gives voice to a young woman who could well be a […]

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