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Sangra Por La Herida: Conversaciones al día

Si alguna vez ha leído una novela que amplió su percepción y análisis de la literatura , añade ésta a su lista. La novela de Mirta Yáñez Sangra Por La Herida (The Bleeding Wound) es una lectura diferente, no es … Continue reading

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Reflections on The Bleeding Wound – by Zach Rotter

In The Bleeding Wound, Mirta Yáñez casts waves of hopeless shadow over Havana and its crumbling tenements, pockmarked streets, and slowly withering people. Characters move ghostlike through their lives, holding emptiness barely at bay as they slowly stumble closer to … Continue reading

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El Tiempo No Espera A Nadie

El tiempo no espera a nadie. La linealidad del tiempo nos obliga a vivir adelantando y comprender la vida hacia atrás. En el presente muchas cosas no están bajo nuestro control, las fuerzas de la naturaleza siempre nos recuerda de … Continue reading

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El Príncipe Azul

Tierra. Aire. Fuego. Agua. Tras la poesía de la poeta Nancy Morejón en su libro Querencias/Homing Instincts, la fuerza de los elementos no se lee, se siente. La mentalidad de una gente aislada en una isla incita sentimientos diferentes de … Continue reading

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“Sail Away”, by Aida Bahr

Sail Away “Sail away” is a short, compelling but realistic story about a young fourteen year-old girl, Diana, who is blinded by the desire to be loved and recognized as a woman. The story begins with Diana talking to a … Continue reading

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POETISAS SÍ 15/20

Con algo de nostalgia y nada que se parezca a la contentura, aunque sí a la trémula zozobra de la vida compartida, llego a mi generación. A las poetisas que –nacidas entre las décadas del cuarenta y del cincuenta, y … Continue reading

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Havana is a really big city

Havana is a really big city If you think you have read good short stories–think again; when you read Havana is a really Big City you will fall in love with Mirta Yáñez’s writing. I had already read a short … Continue reading

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La complejidad de la realidad

La complejidad de la realidad jamás se puede ver por completo. A veces las personas aparentemente más equilibradas no están así. Tras los cuentos en Ofelias por Aida Bahr, ganadora del Premio Alejo Carpentier en la categoría de cuento, se … Continue reading

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Nancy Morejón’s new bilingual volume

Forthcoming from Cubanabooks Press–Querencias/Homing Instincts–Translated by Pamela Carmell Ms. Morejón has described her poetry as “words thrown to the winds with signs of love, firmly fixed in their native soil.” (With Eyes and Soul, White Pine Press) In this collection … Continue reading

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Ophelias

Esmeralda Diaz Ophelias If you are looking for a book that catches your attention from the start–don’t look any further, the book Ophelias by Aida Bahr is an outstanding collection of short stories that grabs the reader’s attention story by … Continue reading

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