Readership is low in Chile at the moment, for reasons that range from accessibility according to one’s location to financial accessibility. At Bustle, Cecilia Nowell tells the story of one Chilean traveling library, La Biblioteca Libre (the Free Library), whose aim is to bring books to the people....more
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Daniel Alarcón interviews Alejandro Zambra for BOMB Magazine; among other things, they touch on William Carlos Williams, Chile, bonsai trees, dictators, and beautiful notebooks....more
The investigatory saga following an accusation of foul play in the death of poet Pablo Neruda appears to be drawing to a close, thanks to a Chilean judge’s ruling. Neruda’s remains were exhumed in 2013, in the hopes of discovering whether his death was truly the result of his cancer, or the product of a politically motivated assassination by poison....more
The Paris Review shares an interview with Pablo Neruda conducted in 1970 just before the poet withdrew his presidential candidacy.
“I have never renounced the expression of loneliness, of anguish, or of melancholia. But I like to change tones, to find all the sounds, to pursue all the colors, to look for the forces of life wherever they may be—in creation or destruction.”...more
At n+1, Rafael Gumucio writes from within the Chilean student protests, recalling the rebellions of his generation–which grew up under the military regime–as he details the “hunger for equality” that characterizes current movements in Chile and beyond.
“Over the six long months of school sit-ins, marches, unavailing efforts at dialogue, barricades, and gunshots, everything shifted and is still shifting, an unending moral earthquake in a country that seemed to have turned away from great moral questionings, the pain of the dictatorship, the urgency of reconciliation.”...more
London is definitely a hot case right now. But once you start taking a look elsewhere, you’ll see that the UK is not the only country where riots are taking form....more