Books of the week: Gioconda Belli, Irene Vallejo…

The trials included in The autobiographical compulsionof Cesar Tejeda They are to be enjoyed and to think about the relationship of the human being with writing. Intimate, disturbing and endearing, they are both Fireflies of the experienced Gioconda BelliWhat glarethe new novel by Tainted Soul. Close our reading suggestions the future rememberedan anthology of articles courtesy of Irene Vallejo.

Cesar Tejeda. The autobiographical compulsion. Alacraña/Bookmate/UANL. 216pp.

There is a category of autobiographical books that are paradoxical because they are not based on certainty, but on doubt: small treatises on uncertainty. César Tejeda presents a set of essays that seek, either from the polemic, or from the incorporation, to invite autobiographical writing.

Gioconda Belli. Fireflies. Six Barral. 304pp.

Through time and writing, the author questions and gives meaning to what has been lived. His love for his country, Nicaragua, the experience of a fight against a dynastic dictatorship in his youth, the joys and mistakes of a triumphant revolution and then the bitter regression from full freedom to another dictatorship give us an intimate and critical look at a social and political process that marked an era in Latin America.

Irene Vallejo. The future remembered. Debate. 208pp.

In the best tradition of calm, cultural and philosophical journalism, the columns compiled in “The Remembered Future” capture the heartbeat of our time by calling on the voices of the past. Using the everyday materials of modern life, Irene Vallejo creates small literary pieces in which she recreates an imaginary banquet with distinguished guests such as Sappho, Thucydides, Seneca, Epictetus, Gracián, Montesquieu or Wilde, among others.

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Tainted soul. glare. Page Break. 128pp.

Eva, a young anthropology student who is recovering from an abortion, settles in a cabin to do field work on an indigenous community. But she stumbles upon a disturbing group of silent women in white in the woods, though no one in town is aware of them. With refined and crepuscular prose, Mancilla explores the oppressive terror that lies at the center of the female condition.

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