Category: Literature


Just reading in Scalzi’s blog about Metatropolis (and that is his code), and will be getting that soon. Part of the enthusiasm about that is the curiosity about cities and the directions that scifi puts on them. I have read

Benedetti dies

uno no siempre hace lo que quiere
pero tiene el derecho de no hacer
lo que no quiere

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Shakespeare online!

The merchant of Venice, Act 3, Scene II: So may the outward shows be least themselves: The world is still deceived with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being seasoned with a gracious voice, Obscures the

Si me matan

These days I am very aware of my mortality. Poetry: If they kill me. Found here: Canto a los hijos en marcha by Andrés Eloy Blanco Madre, si me matan, que no venga el hombre de las sillas negras; que

Yerby on people

From Aaron S. about the romantic novel, by quoting Frank Yerby (And would I have to subscribe to Harper’s?). More about Yerby’s work here: Yerby called himself a costume novelist in attempt to mask from his white readers discussions of

Me gustas cuando callas

Pablo Neruda – Me gustas cuando callas: Me gustas cuando callas porque estás como ausente, y me oyes desde lejos, y mi voz no te toca. Parece que los ojos se te hubieran volado y parece que un beso te