Para entender lo que esta pasando Mario vargas Llosa hace una buena selección de novelas Sobre dictadores y dictadurasPosted: August 10, 2018
MAGNÍFICAS NOVELAS QUE ABORDAN EL TOTALITARISMOMis libros que, además de versar sobre dictadores y dictaduras, son excelentes novelas.(Nota de Librotea: la “novela del dictador” es un género que los autores latinoamericanos han cultivado con maestría y compromiso hacia los derechos fundamentales y hacia el lenguaje, aplicando un cambio de perspectiva narrativa con respecto a la tradición. Informaciones no contrastadas hablan incluso del “pacto” que varios de los escritores del “boom” suscribieron alguna vez, en el que se comprometieron a escribir una novela sobre las dictaduras de Latinoamérica. Las más importantes de aquellas se mencionan en esta estantería de Mario Vargas Llosa, exceptuando las que aportó el propio autor, como Conversación en La Catedral y La fiesta del Chivo)
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Problemas Literarios by José Luis Martínez. Una colección extraordinaria de ensayos sobre el oficio de escritor y la literatura.Posted: April 22, 2018
UnA colección extraordinaria de ensayos sobre el oficio de escritor y la literatura. Problemas Literarios by José Luis Martínez
The power of demagogues.“What you must do .. is have the rabble on your side. With the rabble on your side, no one can get at you.” From: Michel Houellebecq. “The Possibility of an Island. 2006”Posted: August 25, 2016
“They are on my side,” I protested; “they come to my shows.”
“That’s not enough; you’ve got to go further. What they respect is money. You’ve got money, but you don’t show it off enough. You’ve got to blow it a bit more.”
Excerpt From: Michel Houellebecq & Gavin Bowd. “The Possibility of an Island.” Knopf, 2006. iBooks.
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“Living in a Time of Demagogues” a quote from 1899 novel “Imperium in Imperio: A Study of the Negro Race Problem.” Sutton Elbert Griggs (1872-1930) “If you heed my voice you shall become true patriots. If you disregard it, you will become time-serving demagogues, playing upon the passions of the people for the sake of short-lived notoriety. Such men would corral all the tigers in the forest and organize them into marauding regiments simply for the honor of being in the lead.”Sutton ElberPosted: August 20, 2016
“…Use not the misfortunes of your people as stones of a monument erected to your name”
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Against the crowd of analysts and negative bias reporting in the financial press anticipating the demise of Apple, savvy investor WB made a big profitPosted: August 16, 2016
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway boosts AAPL stake to almost $1.5B, likely made $194M profit to date
The great French novelist Gustave Flaubert’s Sentimental Education, published in 1869 is consider to be a romantic novel. In reality, it includes vivid descriptions of France’s social classes, political institutions and practices that lead to the famous 1848 social revolution and the failure of the Second Republic in his country. That event was followed by major upheavals in Europe, particularly in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Italy, and the Austrian Empire.
Professor Edward T. Gargan of the University of Wisconsin in an essay published in the Encyclopedia of 1848 Revolutions note that Flaubert took exhaustive care to document and looked for testimonies to authenticate the novel.
Of particular interest, in today’s context of most discussed and for many admired “Spring” and other street revolutions or movements are the descriptions of the behavior of their leaders and activists once in power. Flaubert’s main character attending an assembly “..was astonished at their abominable style of talking, their pettiness, their spite, their dishonesty—all these people, after voting for the Constitution, now striving to destroy it; and they got into a state of great agitation, and launched forth manifestoes, pamphlets, and biographies.”
Herman Hesse in his famous novel The Glass Bead Game published in 1943 also touches this particular dark side of the human condition and its relation to power. In a conversation, the main character tell a friend to “consisted of an unbroken succession of rulers, leaders, bosses, and commanders who with extremely rare exceptions had all begun well and ended badly. All of them, at least so they said, had striven for power for the sake of the good; afterward they had become obsessed and numbed by power and loved it for its own sake.”
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The war intensified and current strategy to ended and stop the barbaric actions seem far from successful.
Today news only adds to the list and deserve a stronger condemnation.