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  • Book news: Carlos Fuentes, Gastronomica, L.A. Kings and more

     
    Though the publishing business slows down on Fridays, interesting book news does not. Guernica has a previously unpublished interview with Carlos Fuentes, who died May 15 at age 83, conducted in 2008. "I am a writer," he says. "I spend......
  • Mexican presidential hopeful flubs book question

     
    Enrique Peña Nieto, the front-runner in Mexico's presidential race, stumbled in a high-profile way at a world-class book festival on Saturday, when, over several minutes, he appeared unable to correctly name a book that's influenced his life besides the...
  • Theater review: 'All My Sons' at the Matrix

     
    A review for the Los Angeles Times of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" at the Matrix Theatre. Anne Gee Byrd and Alex Morris lead the nontraditionally cast production. By Daryl H. Miller....
  • Mexican music party at the Hollywood Bowl turns L.A. into one giant border town

     
    A few years ago, the Tijuana-born Mexican American writer Luis Alberto Urrea astutely observed that "Every American city is now a border town." It follows that, thanks to endless waves of Mexican immigration, every U.S. pop music concert is, increasingly,...
  • Mario Vargas Llosa: Reaction in Latin America turns on Nobel winner's political views

     
    Now that Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature, an award seen as a victory for Spanish-language and Latin American letters, comes the backlash over the Peruvian author's politics. Vargas Llosa, 74, known for his novels such as "The...
  • Carlos Fuentes, Latin American Literary Giant, Dies in Mexico

    Carlos Fuentes, Latin American Literary Giant, Dies in Mexico
    MEXICO CITY -- The prize-winning writer Carlos Fuentes, modern Mexico’s greatest novelist and indefatigable author of screenplays, stories and often-scolding commentaries, died Tuesday at a hospital in Mexico City. He was 83. The national culture council...
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • Barbara Kruger goes back to school

    Barbara Kruger goes back to school
    LA JOLLA -- As your eyes plot the final few steps down the central staircase in UC San Diego's new student center, they land on a red terrazzo text panel that reads: "Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror." Not exactly a soft landing but...
  • Carlos Monsivais dies at 72; Mexican author and activist

    Carlos Monsivais dies at 72; Mexican author and activist
    Carlos Monsivais, Mexico's preeminent man of letters and a highly regarded critic of the nation's social and political adventures for half a century, died Saturday after a long struggle with lung disease, the government health ministry announced. He was...
  • Le Clezio -- who's he?

    Le Clezio -- who's he?
    If the selection of French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio as the 2008 Nobel literature laureate has anything to tell us, it's that Horace Engdahl means what he says. Last week, Engdahl, the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary, called American...
  • Mario Benedetti dies at 88; Uruguayan poet and writer

    Uruguayan author Mario Benedetti, whose bestselling poems and novels helped launch Latin America's postwar literary boom, has died. He was 88. Benedetti died Sunday at his home in Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, of complications arising from a chronic...