For most of the twentieth century, even as Latin American writers began to achieve world renown for their cutting-edge work, Brazil found itself without a laureate. That is, until Clarice Lispector joined the fray. Born in the Ukraine, Lispector was raised in northeastern Brazil, where she was expose
In the spirit of the "literatura fantastica" penned by Latin and South American innovators such as Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortzar blended fact and fiction in order to challenge the tyranny of "the rational in the real."
Cortazar taught in secondary sc
Every now and then there comes along a person with "a sensibility higher than our own who can depict an apple to stand for both that particular apple and all apples" -- at least that's how one expert put it.
The applemaster referred to was Paul Cezanne, one of the most famous of the French Impres
In 1960, Lawrence Weiner used explosions to make a series of craters in Mill Valley, California. A few years later he realized he was spending more time talking about paintings than painting them, so, in keeping with the conceptual aesthetics that strive for direct and non-objective transmission of i