The Summer Abroad a novel

An interview: with the Lord of the Pismire, Rick

“Rick was a bro, a gentleman seen few and far between, of a caliber unknown to the race of man, the headless baton twirler in a parade called Life, a backpacker extraordinaire, a counter-demon and Lord of the Pismire. Rick Callaghan.” (The Summer Abroad, Part III, Chapter 8.)   Thus […]

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Airport Birds

It came to my attention that I should focus on deepening my characters. As it goes, things should actually happen in a story. Funny, because I have known for a while that my personages spend a lot of time thinking. What’s wrong with thinking. That some people don’t want to […]

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A Love Letter

CLICK HERE for PDF of “Between Arabia and India is Georgia” (A Love Letter)   We all have our treasures.   The 12th century Georgian poet, Shota Rustaveli, wrote what became, and to this day still is, the crown jewel of a people’s national literature: a medieval epic romance, about […]

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Mario Levrero — 8 August 23:42

marioLEVRERO_8august2342_ivanBRAVE   Have you been keeping track of the date and time? This tread to write multiple entries per day will become rare as the diary unfolds. It would seem Levrero awoke to much entusiasm, as he says, and gradually slowed down his production–thankfully, not at the cost of his […]

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Asesino (Assassin)

(Art by George Fredric Watts, Hope, 1886)   Click here for PDF of Asesino. Asesino is a story inspired by the dream a friend, Diego Sebastian Figueredo, told at a milonga about a year ago.   It begins with an epigraph borrowed from Thomas De Quincey’s On Murder as Considered […]

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Mario Levrero — 8 August 16:54

marioLEVRERO_8august1654_ivanBRAVE   As one reads these entries, its easy to forget that they were first written by hand. What we read, then, is highly edited by Levrero as he transcribe his words into Word processor. So, when he introduces a character, and interweaves continuations of other characters, there is a […]

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La Albiceleste — part(e) 4

ivanBRAVE_La Albiceleste4_2000   “My family and I moved back to our country, so my parents could finalize their divorce. And everyone blames someone else for it, except me. I blame myself.”

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Mario Levrero — 5 August 22:28

marioLEVRERO_5august2228_ivanBRAVE   D’Arienzo was one of the foremost tango conductors/composers of the last century.   Here is a clip at his best: (notice the strength of the down beat, BUM BUM BUM)

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La Albiceleste — part(e) 1

ivanBRAVE_La Albiceleste1_1300 The beginning. Will there be redemption? Follow failed soccer star Semis, and teenage dreamer Zulema, on their journey to fulfill their destiny.   El principio. ¿Habrá redención? Sigue a Semis, un excampeón de futbol, y a Zulema, una adolecente soñadora, en sus caminos a cumplir sus destinos.  

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Mario Levrero — 5 August 03:13

Click here for PDF –_5august0313   This reading is best enjoyed after reading Levrero’s Preface. So please check out last week’s translation post first.   Hope you enjoy.   Have you read the original? How do you remember it? I am very interested in Translation in theory and in practice, […]

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