A novel about new global citizenship, the absurdities of late capitalism, and the unsettling power of silence.
Stories full of weird.
Let’s begin with death. “Let’s say that in the course of all human experience, death is pure conjecture: it is, as such, not an experience. And all that which is not an experience is useless to mankind.” The speaker here is Ledesma, one of a cadre of lovelorn, thoroughly chauvinistic doctors up to no good at a sanatorium just outside Buenos Aires.
The celebrated Argentine novelist on writing about writers, avoiding labels, and why critics shouldn’t write fiction.
The Argentine filmmaker on colonialism, recreating history, and Zama.
Eduardo Williams’s debut feature takes us around the world on an ethnographic tour of labor, leisure, and logins.
Staging historical justice in Hernán Ronsino’s Glaxo
“I prefer the film to be independent of myself. If you and your film are the same, then why make films?”
Gabriela Golder’s video project Conversation Piece, 2012.
On the evening of June 9, 1956, a group of men gathered in a basement apartment in Buenos Aires to listen to the broadcast of a boxing match.
“The movement of the crowd edged towards the Avenue Mariscal Lopez where the processions wre passing” (Graham Greene, Travels with my Aunt, p. 217).
Chris Cumming on Sergio Chejfec’s abstract and sometimes grotesque novel, The Planets.
Craig Hubert discusses two gems from the 2011 New York Film Festival: Invasion, an Argentine film with a controversial past, and Dreileben, three conjoined horror films from three different directors.