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“Macri ha cambiado a la Argentina”: Mario Vargas Llosa

“La presencia de (Mauricio) Macri ha cambiado a la Argentina. Es otro país. Ha mejorado muchísimo la imagen internacional de Argentina y ha recuperado el respeto internacional que había perdido con el populismo demagógico”, dijo el reconocido escritor y periodista.

Durante el pase radial entre Marcelo Longabardi y Jorge Lanata en Radio Mitre, Vargas Llosa destacó que “la crispación tremenda –de otros años–, se ha atenuado muchísimo. Es importantísimo que se haya recuperado la tradición democrática, la coexistencia en la diversidad. Argentina es un ejemplo muy importante para los países de América Latina“, agregó.

Event: “Launch of Daniel Alarcón’s City of Clowns”, to be held at the Americas Society in NYC on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 7pm

Daniel Alarcón (© Adrian Kinloch, courtesy of Penguin USA.)

Daniel Alarcón (© Adrian Kinloch, courtesy of Penguin USA.)

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Event: “Launch of Daniel Alarcón’s City of Clowns”, to be held at the Americas Society (of which Interlitq is a Collaborating Institution) in NYC on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 7pm.

Admission: Free for Americas Society Members; $10 for non-members. Not yet an AS member? Join now!

Join us for a conversation with acclaimed Peruvian-American novelist Daniel Alarcón, who will be interviewed by Mexican author Valeria Luiselli (The Story of My Teeth), on the occasion of the publication of Alarcón’s new graphic novel, City of Clowns( Riverhead Books), which originally appeared in The New Yorker.  Alarcón is also the executive producer of Radio Ambulante. This event is in collaboration with Riverhead Books. In English.

Event Information: Department of Literature | | 212-277-8353
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Daniel Alarcón (b. 1977, Lima, Peru) is the author of the short-story collection War by Candlelight (2005), which was a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award; and the novels Lost City Radio (2007), winner of the 2009 International Literature Award, and At Night We Walk in Circles (2013). His writing has appeared inGranta, n+1, and Harper’s, and he has been named one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40.” Executive producer of Radio Ambulante, a Spanish-language storytelling podcast, Alarcón lives in New York and teaches at Columbia University. His latest publication, the graphic novel City of Clowns, illustrated by Sheila Alvardo (adapted from a short story in his War by Candelight), goes on sale the first week of November; it will be launched at this event.

Valeria Luiselli (b. 1983, Mexico City) grew up in South Africa. A novelist (Faces in the Crowd, 2014) and essayist (Sidewalks, 2014), her work has been translated into many languages and has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Granta, and McSweeney’s. In 2014, Faces in the Crowd was the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award. Her forthcoming novel, The Story of My Teeth, will be available from Coffee House Press in Fall 2015. She lives in New York.

Praise for War by Candelight:
“. . . a thrillingly fiery debut, fierce but wrought with impressive care.”—PEN-Hemingway Award Citation

“One of the most exciting and ambitious writers to emerge in recent years.”—Colm Toibin

“Every once in a while a young voice emerges with the potential to define a new generation. Daniel Alarcón fits the profile.”—Publishers Weekly

Praise for At Night We Walk in Circle:
“Wise and engaging . . . [a] layered, gorgeously nuanced work.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Consistently compelling . . . Alarcón’s smoothly polished prose [is] flecked with wit and surprisingly epigraphic phrases . . . with lines that knock the wind out of you.”—The Washington Post

“Outstanding . . . a work that creates a multilayered world and invites you to enter it.”—Los Angeles Times

Peru rescues 39 ‘slave workers’ from Shining Path farm

Most of the hostages are from the Ashaninka indigenous ethnic group

Most of the hostages are from the Ashaninka indigenous ethnic group

The Peruvian army says it has rescued 39 people from a farm where the Shining Path rebel group kept them as slaves.

Some of the hostages said they had been kidnapped some 30 years ago. The defence ministry said 26 of them were children, some of whom were born in captivity.

The hostages said they were also forced to work in fields.

Some 120 Peruvian soldiers took part in the operation, after being taken to the farm by former rebels.

Four army helicopters were used to airlift the hostages into safety.

Mamás helicópteros: El ‘pecado’ de la demasiada crianza

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Lucia de Althaus escribe:

“Los padres inadecuados se dividen en dos grandes y equidistantes grupos: los que no se ocupan de sus hijos y los que se ocupan demasiado. Es burda la tipología, pero nos ayuda a entender un error común. Es bien sabido que los padres que no se hacen cargo de sus hijos, que no los respetan, que no les dan tiempo y cariño van dejando en ellos la sensación de no ser importantes, generando carencias emocionales que durante el desarrollo se observarán en síntomas como problemas de conducta, agresividad, drogas o hasta comportamiento delictivo. Pero no queda tan claro que los padres demasiado buenos, también pueden generar trastornos en el desarrollo.

Este es un problema cada vez más presente en nuestra sociedad: padres que por alguna motivación consciente  (quieren diferenciarse de sus propios desconectados padres) o inconsciente (por culpa, angustias no explícitas) deciden definitivamente  no fallarles a sus hijos, estar siempre para ellos, ofrecerles todo lo que no tuvieron. Y este impulso de amor no está en esencia equivocado –queremos nuestros hijos y deseamos lo mejor para ellos– pero no pretendamos ser perfectos, pues no solo es imposible, sino que terminaría por abrumarlos.”

Event: “An Homage to Jorge Eduardo Eielson”, to be held at the Americas Society in NYC on 03 December, 2014 at 7pm

(Photo: María Mulas, courtesy of Hofstra)

Jorge Eduardo Eielson (Photo: María Mulas, courtesy of Hofstra)

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Event: “An Homage to Jorge Eduardo Eielson”, to be held at the Americas Society (of which Interlitq is a Collaborating Institution) in NYC on 03 December, 2014 at 7pm:

This event is presented in honor of the great Peruvian poet and artist Jorge Eduardo Eielson (1924-2006), who was known for his iconoclastic poetry and his quipus, today considered precursors of conceptual art. The evening will feature comments, readings, and visuals by prominent writers and scholars from Peru, the United States, and Italy (where the poet lived for many years). In particular, Martha Canfield (University of Florence, Italy), Luis Rebaza (King’s College, London), Madeline Millán (F.I.T/SUNY), and Miguel-Angel Zapata (Hofstra University) will comment on Eielson’s contributions to modern poetry and art. The event will also launch a symposium on Eielson the following day at Hofstra University.

With Hofstra University, Echo of Voices, and other institutions. This program will be held in English with bilingual readings.

Event Information: Jose Negroni | | 1-212-277-8353

Jorge Eduardo Eielson (b. Lima, Peru, 1924; d. Milan, Italy, 2006) was one of the most iconic cultural figures of Latin America in the twentieth century as well as one of its most radical poetic voices. In fact, few authors have been able to combine, as he did, a mastery of poetry, novels, chronicles, and art. Although born in Peru, he lived most of his life in Italy. At the beginning of the 1940s, his poetry showed the clear influence of mysticism, symbolism, and surrealism—especially of the two European poets: Rainer Maria Rilke and Arthur Rimbaud. Eielson’s early works reveal an astonishing formal literary perfection and almost disturbing imagistic brilliance, as seen in Canción y muerte de Rolando (1943) and Reinos (1945); his other publications include Mutatis mutandis (1967),Canto visible (1977) and Noche oscura del cuerpo (1989), and the critically acclaimed novels such as El cuerpo de Giulia-no (1971) and Primera muerte de María (1988). Eielson’s visual art, in particular, his quipus, showed the strong influence of pre-Columbian art and myth, combined with European art, and has been exhibited in major museums around the world.