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The woman was sitting on the front steps, wrapped in her overcoat, with one dog on her lap and the other with its snout pushed up against her heavy shoe. Her sodden face glistened tranquilly in the murky fog. Larsen cursed himself for coming, began to feel that he was dark and clumsy, an intruder. […]


Two recent Latin-American encounters, with two writers who at first sight, could not be more different. The first concerns the reading habits of Julio Cort├ízar, via pasteldenaranja: Cort├ízar was not a bibliophile, as his widow tells in this funny anecdote. While they were reading a novel in a train: “He read a page, he tore […]