Posts Tagged: Chile

A Traveling Library Fights for Readers in Chile

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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. Nowell noted of the small, traveling library and its […]

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The Rumpus Interview With Alejandro Zambra

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Alejandro Zambra discusses his latest book, Multiple Choice, inspired by the Chilean exam administered to students seeking college admission

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Idra Novey

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Swati Khurana talks with novelist and translator Idra Novey about the challenges and joys of translation, the idiosyncrasies of language, the inextricable reception of women’s writing and women’s bodies, and much more.

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The Rumpus Interview with Sunil Yapa

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Sunil Yapa discusses his debut novel, Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, radical empathy, growing up surrounded by politics, and losing the first draft of his novel in Chile.

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The Rumpus Interview with Frederic Rzewski

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Composer Frederic Rzewski talks about his masterpiece The People United Will Never Be Defeated, writing and playing classical music, and performing his music in an unusual venue—a fish market.

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Poetry and Politics

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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 […]

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“Stray Dogs”

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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 […]

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