Posts tagged "Pablo Neruda"

FIL 2012 book festival in Guadalajara

[View the story "FIL 2012 book festival in Guadalajara" on Storify] FIL 2012 book festival in Guadalajara The annual Guadalajara International Book Fair is the most important book festival in the Spanish-speaking world and the second largest book festival after Frankfurt. It began November 24 and ends December 2, 2012. Storified by Teresa Puente ·... Read more »

Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa is the fifth Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Who else should win?

Mario Vargas Llosa courtesy nobelprize.org Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday. The Swedish Academy said he won “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat.” Vargas Llosa fuses art and politics. He unsuccessfully ran for president of Peru in... Read more »

Earthquake stirs thoughts of famous Chileans

We’ve all heard about Chile and the massive earthquake that may have shifted the earth’s axis and briefly shortened the life of the planet by milliseconds. We know that the Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said at first they didn’t need international aid but it’s become obvious that they do. And this week Secretary of State... Read more »
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