Los Angeles Review of Books: A City of Tongues and Muscle: On Shanta Gokhale and Jerry Pinto’s “Maya Nagari” Anthology

ON JUNE 23, 1661, a marriage agreement was signed between Charles II, the king of England, and Catherine of Braganza, the daughter of the man who later became King John IV of Portugal. Charles had the reputation of being an inveterate skirt-chaser all his life (fathering at least 12 illegitimate children), but marriage was more […]

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Letras de Chile: HEBRA DE SILENCIOS

Letras de Chile: HEBRA DE SILENCIOS

Por Josefina Muñoz Valenzuela La autora, Carmen Gloria Baeza (1965, Huiscapi, La Araucanía) ha publicado su primer libro de poesía en Editorial La Trastienda, 2023, siempre con una tradición de ediciones muy cuidadas. Su título condensa una concepción de la vida como hebras que tienen la capacidad de exhibir en ellas los sucesos que (nos) […]

Electric Literature: 8 Books Set on Fictional Islands

Electric Literature: 8 Books Set on Fictional Islands

Islands live comfortably in the literary imagination. Cut off from the mainland and often small or negligible in population, they place characters in inescapable situations, amplify drama, and often suspend the normal rules of mainland society. And islands, as Rachel Carson points out in The Sea Around Us, are geologically transient, altering shapes and even disappearing completely; […]

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Electric Literature: “Mother Doll” is a Russian Nesting Doll of the Weight of Generational Inheritance

Electric Literature: “Mother Doll” is a Russian Nesting Doll of the Weight of Generational Inheritance

Katya Apekina, author of critically acclaimed The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish, opens her newest novel, Mother Doll, with a nesting set of characters linked by familial ties and the weight of generational inheritance. Zhenia, a medical translator in Los Angeles, finds herself pregnant. Meanwhile, her beloved grandmother is dying. And, her deceased […]

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