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The Poetry of Chantal Maillard, Lydia Sandgren’s Grand Debut, and Other Books of the Week

Latest NewsThe Poetry of Chantal Maillard, Lydia Sandgren's Grand Debut, and Other Books of the Week

In her debut full-length work, Collected Works, the Swedish writer Lydia Sandgren invents a complex plot that obeys only the main goal – thinking about art, understanding the intricacies of artistic creativity and its connection with life. In The Light I Feel, Romanian thinker Lucian Blaga creates a poetic space about expanding childhood: an adult seeks to recreate a golden age with the tools of heightened expressionism. Another book of poems by another philosopher, What a Bird Drinks from a Fountain, Not Water, by Spanish-Belgian origin Chantal Maillard, draws a map to deal with pain and injury, damage and punishment, blindness and innocence, selfhood. and his absence, the other(s), hunger and loss, death and sorrow, fear and guilt.

The late Tezer Özlü also returns to her childhood in “Cold Nights of Childhood”, an autobiography in which she writes a lament that encapsulates her entire life. The life she felt. Subjective truth that does not cease to be part of the truth as the sum of what is real and the way it is said. In The Philosophy of Fear, Bernat Castani Prado writes a moral philosophy and even a guide to sociology and even psychology in order to learn how to deal with fear, while Empar Moliner’s Bienamada offers a ruthless and harsh moral diagnosis of our present, told, moreover, in flawless way. Francisco Rico’s long loyalty brings together articles and texts that form a mosaic of personal, professional, and sometimes simply mythical debts.

Finally, most Argentines live in non-places whose beliefs and practices are part of both rural and urban life, as well as in small towns and cities that keep their eyes on the capital, Buenos Aires, which, along with its outskirts, lives 38.9 % of the population. Despite this, Argentine literature continues to frame itself around the usual opposition between town and country and, in particular, between the capital and what some call the “interior”. But, as evidenced by several recent works, Caroline Sborowski’s Concordia; Alfredo Staffolani’s The Good Exile and Vicky Garcia’s The Beasts are also many authors who did not take an orientalizing view of the countryside or strategically incorporated it into their writings.

Lydia Sandgren’s debut feature film celebrates fiction in a storytelling that explores the intricacies of artistic creation. Review by Javier Aparicio Maideu.

The poetry of Lucian Blaga, censored for his membership in the Fascist Party, recreates the space of a lost childhood and asks himself questions that have not yet been answered. Criticism of Martin Lopez-Vega.

It is a map of a topological network of nodes, routes and intertextual transitions from an “expanded core” that unfolds like “mass/particles/swarm” in converging textures, a scale of fractals that echo the interpellation of Maillard’s writing. . Criticism of Antonio Ortega.

Turkish writer Tezer Özlü, author, narrator and protagonist of this magnificent book, tells of an existence threatened by madness and living in strangeness. Review by Martha Sans.

To overcome fear or learn to live with it, Bernat Castani Prado presents a jubilant and vibrant guide to human feelings. Review by Juan Luis Sebrian.

Empar Moliner paints in this book a suspicion that makes us content with an uncertain or probable future for us and a painfully inevitable one for the protagonist. Criticism by J. Ernesto Ayala-Deep.

Francisco Rico sheds light in The Long Loyalty on lost texts and articles that provide a window into his biography as an extravagant professor of philology and academician. Review by Jordi Gracia.

This theatrical play is a mystic “coordinated throughout a patriarchal society” in which Christianity, the Prussian bodybuilder, the “new order” and the torment of the flesh converge. Criticism of Patricio Pron.

The author tells about the return of her heroine to family property, where there is no past that causes nostalgia, but a past ruled by class violence, illness, superstition and a “sticky lifestyle” that forces women to turn from daughters into mothers. some years. Criticism of Patricio Pron.

The heroes of Beasts devour their victims, rape, drink, commit themselves to Santita Morena, levitate, regurgitate frogs, conceive animals, and embrace or rebel against the notion of women that makes them both objects of desire and an occasion for contempt. Criticism of Patricio Pron.

Milorad Pavic’s fables cover Balkan folklore, history, characters and destinies at the same time, remaining mysterious and suspiciously bright. Reviewed by Laura Fernandez.

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