Archive for November, 2003

If we don’t all watch our mouths in #fluff…

Tuesday, November 25th, 2003

I want a cat

Friday, November 14th, 2003

SO MUCH. I whine about it all day long (poor Josh). It’s like a baby-substitute: I know we shouldn’t get one until after Christmas break, but I want one so badly it’s crazy. Though it’d be neat to get a purebred (so we could choose whatpersonality it’d have, more or less), of course we’re going […]

Author/itarian destabilization in Machado de Assis

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003

One of the authors that I really admire is Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis. I’ve done a couple papers on him so far (well, I’m working on the second). I’m really interested in the way he portrays social interaction: my previous paper examined its almost textual portrayal (people “reading” other people’s faces; characters presenting a […]

Cardenal: “En Cuba”. Enzensberger: “Turismo revolucionario”. Linh: “Poesía de Paso”.

Monday, November 3rd, 2003

One continual characteristic of writings from within or about the Cuban Revolution is the centrality of the act of observation. These authors seem to embrace as a principal goal that of achieving a convincing portayal of the Revolution itself and a judgement (even if unconscious or implicit) of its success or failure. The gaze of […]