Monthly Archives: December 2015

Humanos

Leo en el Times Literary Supplement la reseña de un libro en el que 16 escritores cuentan los motivos por los que no quieren tener hijos. La autora de la reseña inmediatamente indica, como es de rigor en estos casos, que … Continue reading

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A New Face in the Snakepit (1)

I- Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jughashvili was born December 18, 1878, in Gori, Georgia, then part of the Russian empire. His father Vissarion was a surprisingly proficient gambler, a violent drunk and a cobbler, who only went bankrupt when he decided … Continue reading

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Portugal-Cataluña

Tengo una teoría de por qué España, como país, lleva siglos ignorando, incluso despreciando, a Portugal, su más cercano vecino. Pero primero ofreceré pruebas de que tal es el caso, para aquellos que no se preocupan mucho por el tema. … Continue reading

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A Correspondent’s Progress (2)

In the second part of his memoirs, titled The Infernal Grove, Malcolm Muggeridge shows his hand early (by page 19, to be precise) by musing on that strange thing, innocence, which he calls “often a quality of worldly success, as … Continue reading

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Novela en marcha (1)

El invierno ucraniano está llegando con fuerza. A la entrada de la triste sede de la ONG en una zona residencial en las afueras de Kiev, la nieve de la noche interior está sucia y aplastada. Dos jóvenes salen con … Continue reading

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A Correspondent’s Progress (1)

“So I began, and the words seemed to come of themselves; like lying as a child, or as a faithless lover; words pouring out of one in a circumstantially false explanation of some suspicious circumstance. The more glib, the greater … Continue reading

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