Diana Anhalt

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Gulf Coast Gothic

by | Fri, Oct 8, 2004 at 12:00 am CST
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Muchas Gabrielas

Muchas Gabrielas BY DIANA ANHALT Gabriela Mistral: Selected Prose and Prose-Poems Translated by Stephen Tapscott University of Texas Press 262 pages, $34.95 This America of Ours: The Letters of Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo Edited and translated by Elizabeth Horan … Read More

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Music Man

by Diana Anhalt

At a workshop I attended this past January, poet Alfred Corn asked us to recite lines we’d memorized as children: “These become internalized,” he told us. “They determine the sound and cadence of everything you write.” If New York film … Read More

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Guayse Guy

In the States we expect, even demand a perfect world… For the taxistas, cantineros, waiters and others I knew, a great day in paradise meant: “I ate twice, got laid, have forty pesos in my pocket, two smokes left for … Read More

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Hard-Boiled, Soft-Boiled in Galveston

Under the Skin Isle of Misfortune I’ve always been an outsider, an alien, a stranger in every tribe. — James Carlos Blake, “The Outsider,” Los Angeles Times Book Review, May 17, 1998 James Carlos Blake writes novels and short stories … Read More

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Zorba Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Little Infamies Like Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio or Chekov’s provincial Russia, Karnezis’ unnamed village is the force that links the lives of its populace to what the Australian writer Frank Moorhouse would call a “discontinuous narrative.” These stories give us … Read More

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So Far From God

If Olympia Vernon were a painter instead of a writer her nightmare landscapes–part Hieronymous Bosch, part Francis Bacon–would swarm with animal, vegetable, and human life, often distorted, and placed against desolate backdrops daubed with reds, greens, and ochres. (Imagine a … Read More

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It's a Jungle Out There

The Brothers Milton Hatoum’s The Brothers addresses age-old themes: incest, jealousy, and vengeance. His setting is the splendid, but run down city of Manaus during the fifties, a place where, despite its urban polish, wild life and vegetation run rampant. … Read More

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Gluttony, Greed, and Gula

The Club of Angels “…everyday we want to eat; hunger is the recurring desire, the only recurring desire, for sight, sound, sex and power all come to an end, but hunger goes on, and while one might weary of Ravel … Read More

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