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«Crónicas marcianas» de Ray Bradbury

En estos días en que un robot llamado Curiosity deja sus huellas en el polvo marciano y en que el escritor Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) ha muerto, vale la pena releer la colección de cuentos que agrupó como una novela bajo el nombre Crónicas marcianas. Ante esas historias hay una constante sensación de déjà vu, en parte […]

“Howl”: un filme sobre poesía y sobre Ginsberg.

“Howl”: un filme sobre poesía y sobre Ginsberg.

“HOWL”: UN FILME SOBRE ALLEN GINSBERG, DIRIGIDO POR EPSTEIN Y FRIEDMAN   La película  Howl (Epstein y Friedman, 2010) no pasó por salas comerciales, pero a pesar de eso es posible encontrar una copia y llevarla a casa, y poner el disco en el tornamesa y darle al botón del “Play” y empezar a ver. […]

Allen Ginsberg

HOWL   For Carl Solomon   I   I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machin- ery of night, who poverty […]

Junot Diaz

You see, in my view a writer is a writer not because he writes well and easily, because he has amazing talent, because everything he does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep […]

John Steinbeck

ON GETTING STARTED It is usual that the moment you write for publication—I mean one of course—one stiffens in exactly the same way one does when one is being photographed. The simplest way to overcome this is to write it to someone, like me. Write it as a letter aimed at one person. This removes the vague […]