BOMB 110 Winter 2010
“I had to force myself to transfer my real fear, my sporadic terror as a citizen, to the pages of a book, as a rebellion.”
One of my greatest motivations has always been to make those doors not depend on social conditions; to make them not a privilege but a right in a just society.
Born in Caracas in 1945, the novelist Ana Teresa Torres is as much a storyteller as she is an intellectual, a typically Latin American duality familiar to any reader of Borges or Bolaño.
Erasmus of Rotterdam claimed there were three types of people: those who lived in a dream world, those who lived in reality, and those who were able to turn one world into the other. The Venezuelan artist Javier Téllez belongs in this third category.
This First Proof contains the story “Theta” by Carolina Lozada, translated by Katherine Silver.
This First Proof contains two poems by Víctor Manuel Gaviria.
This First Proof contains two poems by Yolanda Pantin.
This First Proof contains an excerpt from Distant Cousin by Federico Vegas, translated by Lisa Dillman.
This First Proof contains an excerpt from Forgotten We Shall Be by Héctor Abad Faciolince, translated by Anne McLean.
This First Proof contains an excerpt from Carama by Igor Barreto, translated by Brandon Holmquest.
This First Proof contains the story “My Grandfather’s Disintegration” by Antonio Ungar, translated by Katherine Silver.
Posing as a real estate photographer, Venezuelan artist Luis Molina-Pantin took photographs of gaudy buildings built with drug money.
The intention of the Popular Prints created by Colombian artist Alvaro Barrios is to reach—through an artistic act—the largest number of people possible.