Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Something like Something: I Am the Memory

"I forget nothing, in a sense, and this is my tragedy."
—Isaac Bashevis Singer, the stranger in 'Powers,' 1967

"Yo no puedo olvidar nada, dicen que ése es mi problema."
—Roboerto Bolaño: Auxilio Lacouture in Los Detectives Salvajes, 1998

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Everyone's a Critic: Cold Cuts

"I love Roberto Bologna!"

-Comment by Reader on November 9, 2009 at 6:36 am, on an article by Horacio Castellanos Moya about the construction of the "Bolaño myth" in the US

Friday, August 17, 2012

Stranger with You: Fresh from the Hut

Does this happen elsewhere now, too? In Mexico City, Pizza Hut pizza comes with a little sprig of rosemary in the box, "to signify freshness," and Pizza Hut's commitment to it. The rosemary tastes more or less exactly like the cardboard box it comes in. Also included with the pizza is a tiny plastic bag containing three tomato seeds and an equally tiny booklet about how to grow your own tomatoes.