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Rodrigo Rey Rosa by Francisco Goldman
Rodrigo Rey Rosa

Paul Bowles took Rey Rosa under his wing while he lived in Morocco in the ’80s and early ’90s. Like his mentor’s, Rey Rosa’s prose is equally at home with acts of violence and with beauty. Rey Rosa discusses his native Guatemala’s legacy of fear.

Rodrigo Rey Rosa by Francisco Goldman
Rodrigo Rey Rosa

Paul Bowles took Rey Rosa under his wing while he lived in Morocco in the ’80s and early ’90s. Like his mentor’s, Rey Rosa’s prose is equally at home with acts of violence and with beauty. Rey Rosa discusses his native Guatemala’s legacy of fear.

Octopus by Francisco Goldman
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Francisco Goldman lets himself become ensnared in the political nets Yoshua Okón’s White Russians and Octopus.

Four Poems by Natalia Toledo Paz

Red flowers, enormous and beautiful,
grew from my hands,

Regina José Galindo by Francisco Goldman
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Francisco Goldman I imagine that we should begin with a few words about what is happening today in Guatemala. Hurricane Stan, the flooding, the terrible loss of lives, the general calamity that is going to sink people even deeper into lives of inescapable poverty. What did Guatemala do to deserve so much suffering?

Álvaro Mutis by Francisco Goldman
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“I have never believed and have no faith in the intentions of a man who wants to make life better for all men. I think this just leads to concentration camps and Stalinist purges, the Inquisition and all of that horror. I believe that man is a species one should be very suspicious of.”

The Ordinary Seaman by Francisco Goldman

This First Proof contains an excerpt from the novel The Ordinary Seaman.

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