August 25, 2014

Mis Placeres

Esta colección de cerca de 80 poemas está dividida en tres secciones: “Como un espejismo” que ofrece poemas dedicados a la familia de la autora; “Con una melodía” que se centra en el amor romántico y la vida cotidiana; y “Mi norte y mi soporte” que está dedicada al cristianismo.

Las tres secciones son similares […]

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August 25, 2014

Mis placeres (My Pleasures)

This collection of nearly 80 poems is divided into three sections: “Like an Illusion,” offers poems dedicated to the author’s family; “With a Melody,” focuses on romantic love and everyday life; and “My North and My Support” is devoted to Christianity.

Stylistically, all three sections are similar. The author has a fairly good ear for […]

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March 3, 2014

Muertos que viven (Living Dead)

This collection of 13 fictional stories set in the Dominican Republic, where author Lorenzo Araujo was born, provides a window into the country’s traditions and everyday life. Full of charm, the book is replete with cautionary tales, anecdotes, sayings, and beliefs from the island nation, including the story “Ábrete, mamacita casindorada” (“Open Up Little Golden-Housed […]

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January 13, 2014

Múñeqüit (Little Doll)

Múñeqüit, a novella set in Puerto Rico, is about the turbulent relationship between two handsome, intelligent, young men: Esteban, who enjoys casual encounters with other men, and Ofir, who loves him but tends to be pathologically jealous. In the end, the problems they face will eventually drive them apart and end in tragedy for one.

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January 13, 2014

Múñeqüit

Múñeqüit es una novela corta ambientada en Puerto Rico que trata sobre la turbulenta relación entre dos hombres jóvenes, inteligentes y guapos: Esteban, que disfruta de relaciones esporádicas con otros hombres, y Ofir, que está enamorado de Esteban pero sufre de celos patológicos. Los problemas a los que se enfrentan eventualmente terminarán por separarlos y […]

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September 2, 2013

La oracion de Jonas

Esta novela traza paralelos entre el Jonás bíblico tragado por la ballena, y un hombre llamado Jonathan, tragado por un avión de carga que lo escupió en el infierno de la Guerra de Vietnam. La historia se extiende desde los años 60 hasta 2011 e incluye numerosas referencias bíblicas que, aparentemente, el autor cree que […]

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September 2, 2013

La oracion de Jonas (Jonah’s Prayer)

This novella draws parallels between the Bible’s Jonah, swallowed by the whale, and a man named Jonathan, swallowed by a transport plane that spit him out into the inferno that was the Vietnam War. Spanning from the ‘60s to 2011, the story includes numerous Biblical references that the author apparently believes predicted the terrorist acts […]

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