April 28, 2014

Pensamientos de vida

Esta obra de literatura piadosa cristiana comprende una serie de fervorosas reflexiones sobre los misterios espirituales cristianos y la vida en general.

Sus cortos capítulos individuales – que consisten en breves pensamientos, oraciones y cantos de alabanza recogidos casi que en forma de diario, a menudo con hora y fecha de entrada –cubren una amplia […]

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June 24, 2013

La casa sin ventanas (House Without Windows)

This lightly suspenseful novella is an attempt at utilizing memory, nostalgia, and guilt to uncover the narrator’s role in the unspeakable circumstances that have shattered his family’s tranquility for generations.

Orlando returns to his native (unnamed) country after a 30-year absence precipitated by a sinister crime involving the death of two of his siblings and […]

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June 24, 2013

Heridas del corazón (Heart Wounds)

Heridas del corazón recounts the author’s life story, one that has been full of troubles, fears, and pain that she has been able to endure thanks to her faith. Offered in disjointed anecdotes told in the third person, the narrative appears at first to be fiction, but turns out to be an autobiography, although one […]

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June 10, 2013

Cantos y reflexiones para el amor (Songs and Reflections on Love)

This poetry collection is made up of odes and poems on diverse subjects, such as the adoration of one’s family, religious fervor, and the love of God. The majority of its verses are dedicated to women: to their capacity to inspire, their beauty, the love that the author professes to his wife and others, and, […]

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June 5, 2013

Del recodo del camino (From the Bend in the Road)

This collection of 50 parable-like stories is a reflection on life and the wisdom age brings with it. The stories, whose lengths average about a page each, are essentially free-floating fragments linked by a loose narrative about a metaphoric journey the narrator embarks on.

Though the stories are given essayistic titles such as “Del Espejo” […]

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June 5, 2013

El esperado (The Awaited)

In The Awaited, 80-year-old Ovlas narrates the story of his life and describes the workings of a mysterious ceremony whose purpose the reader discovers as this reflexive novel advances. Using a first-person narrative style with hints of magic realism, Ovlas recounts his childhood and all the significant aspects of his life.

He discusses the importance […]

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February 18, 2013

El Libro Milagroso (The Miraculous Book)

In his book El libro milagroso, author Martin Pulido Vargas offers a set of spells and recipes to achieve different purposes and desires, all based on Santería, a religion that combines West African, Roman Catholic and Native American thoughts and customs. The author addresses a wide range of goals, with recipes from “how to know […]

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