A Summer Bird-Cage

A Summer Bird-Cage. Margaret Drabble.  London, Penguin Books, 1967 Sisterhood (and being a woman) "I was intimidated and inhibited by the fact that he was a novelist, with four novels to his credit, all of which had received rather flattering reviews. Success is always scaring, particularly to the ambitious. Also I hated his books [...]... Leer más →

The Year of Magical Thinking. The Play

The Year of Magical Thinking. A play by Joan Didion based on her memoir. New York: Vintage Books, 2007 Vórtice Me hubiera gustado estar allí: a veces me reconcome la frustración el perderme lugares, eventos que me consta que hubiera disfrutado. The Year of Magical Thinking se representó en Nueva York hace más de doce años.... Leer más →

FOX 8

FOX 8. A Story. George Saunders, New York: Penguin Random House, 2013 "¡Un zorro!" Cuando vivía en Suiza y me entregaba a largas caminatas por la montaña junto a D. a veces veíamos animales. A veces, en mitad de un sendero cruzaba una vaca con digna libertad o un caballo, un señor conejo dando brincos... Leer más →

The Colour of Milk

The Colour of Milk. Nell Leyshon; London: Penguin, 2013 Silenciada Son tiempos para usar esta expresión: silenciamiento; el acto de hacer callar de manera forzada, de obligar a permanecer en silencio, también omitir algo sobre alguien, no contar, no decir. Toca emplear el verbo "silenciar" porque es el año 2018 y estamos cabreadas, ahora lo... Leer más →

The Happy Prince

"The Happy Prince" in The Happy Prince and Other Tales; Oscar Wilde; (1888) Real happiness The first time someone reads The happy Prince, the natural tendency is to feel some kind of emotion deep inside, but only after having read it three times at least, the reader will be able to discover to what extent... Leer más →

Tenth of December

Tenth of December. Stories. George Saunders. New York: Random House. 2013 The real diving Please take a breath: let us plunge into facts that everybody knows. Take them as if they were new, strange, uncommon... I suggest you have a look on this successful book and at the same time, you bring some Black Mirror... Leer más →

Bliss

“Bliss”. Katherine Mansfield (1918) Although being thirty is probably the least important thing all over Mansfield’s short story Bliss, it seems to be some kind of clue for the reader, a sort of enigma to be solved by the moment he or she reaches the end. Bertha Young, the adorable protagonist of the text is a... Leer más →

A Daughter of the Lodge

"A Daughter of the Lodge". The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories (1906) George Gissing; Aegypan; USA; 2006. Looking for the new woman Amongst all the different subjects presented throughout this text, I think it’s important to notice that there is a new kind of real life picture drown by George Gissing. A Daughter of... Leer más →

A Little Life

A Little Life. Hanya Yanagihara, New York: Anchor Books, 2016 Interlaced Symphony "...But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restor'd and sorrows end". [W.Shakespeare, Sonnet XXX] They say that the moment a woman gives birth, her inner organs just move inside as if they've been shaken for a while,... Leer más →

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