Professor Americo Mendoza Mori shares a poem from Peruvian writer José María Arguedas.
The thirty-fourth edition of the Bogota International Book Fair with the slogan "Léete. El país invitado eres tú", is a subtle but disturbing portrait of the nation's feelings and tensions.
A short story where love can only be found in dreams and the desire for a different life seems unreachable.
Spanish professor Rogelio Miñana, visits AL DÍA for a conversation that not only questions reality but also the virtue in people, through the mind of Miguel de Cervantes.
The premiere episode of this new series takes us to the timeless world portrayed in the book Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo.
Suele ser fácilmente ignorado, quizá porque escribió todo su trabajo en español. Pero no en la era de internet. Sus palabras estuvieron más vivas que nunca esta semana en el estudio de AL DÍA, durante la grabación del primer episodio de una serie de podcast titulada ‘Literatura para escuchar’, que se lanzará próximamente.
Perhaps because he wrote all his work in Spanish, this master of literature is easily overlooked. In the age of the Internet, not anymore. His words were alive this week in a AL DÍA Studio during the recording of the first episode of a podcast series entitled “Literature to Listen to” (Literatura Oral), soon to be launched.
Les presentamos algunos de los títulos más importantes sobre la inmigración que deben estar en su lista de lectura y en su estantería de libros.
Here are some of the most relevant titles on immigration that should be on your reading list and on your bookshelf.
The founders of Nuevo Impulso Cultural Eminente (NICE) believe in the power of art as a tool of social transformation in Puerto Rico.
El corazón de dos iconos de la cultura pop estadounidense, Papa John's y La pequeña casa de la pradera, ha sido tocado durante las últimas semanas, por considerarse racista. ¿Cómo se pone la luz en la discriminación, tan naturalizada, sin que haya censura? ¿Cuál es la frontera con el linchamiento público?
The reputations of two American pop culture icons were impacted by racism in recent weeks: Papa John's and "Little House on the Prairie." How can rooted discrimination be detected and exposed without exerting censorship? What is the frontier of public (symbolic) lynching?
After the official Nobel Prize was suspended in May because of a sexual abuse scandal, more than 100 personalities of Sweden created the New Academy in order to launch an alternate prize. The shortlist is mainly female.
The author of biographical novels about Frida and Saint Teresa of Avila, Barbara Mujica, will give two talks about her books and the role of fiction in reconstructing the lives of historical figures.
La galardona autora y profesora de Georgetown University ofrecerá dos charlas sobre sus libros y el papel de la novela biográfica en la reconstrucción de historias como la de Frida Kahlo, Santa Teresa de Jesús y el pintor Diego Velázquez.
Seen as a symbol of Feminism in Mexico, acclaimed Mexican novelist Angeles Mastretta admits she is active on the social networks and writes practically every day, even when she doesn't have any ideas for a possible new novel.
Although Hemingway has a place of honor in Floridita, Constantino Ribailagua - a Catalan immigrant known as "Constante" who was the owner of the bar in the early 20th century and created some of its most famous concoctions - is its most venerated figure.
A day or so after Sonia Sotomayor’s biography, “My Beloved World” was released, I got a call from a New York Times reporter asking me how well the book would sell. She jumped in to the first question: “Why don’t Latinos read?”
Peruvian writer Diego Trelles presented his new book "The Infinite Procession", a political novel that explores the backdrop of post-dictatorship Peru.
El poeta llegó a México con sus padres cuando tenía 15 años, tras la caída del ejército republicano en la guerra civil española. Considerado uno de los máximos exponentes de la poesía y el pensamiento mexicanos, Xirau fue, según su amigo Octavio Paz, "un puente entre América y Europa."
The Barcelona native was 15 when his family fled Spain for Mexico following the defeat of the Republican side in the 1936-1939 civil war. He was considered one of the most profound scholars of Mexican poetry.
Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2010, suffered from an aggressive cancer at age 61 while in prison.
When “The Bell Curve” by Charles A. Murray and Richard Herrnstein was published in 1994, I was a junior in college and didn’t know anything about the book except that it had my white literature professors in an uproar. A few of them inveighed against the book’s premise -- the very notion of intelligence as something people possess in varying degrees -- and then the whole controversy eventually died out.
If US and Cuba make a step backwards in their diplomatic relations, Hemingway's legacy can be "in danger" , warn the academics at the 16th International Colloquium Ernest Hemingway in Havana.
The 63-year-old author is known for his opposition to Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and his support of the peace process. His son Uri was killed fighting in the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict.