The Logic of Torture in Post-historical Times: A Response to Erin Graff Zivin’s ‘Figurative Inquisitions’

Eugenio Di Stefano Erin Graff Zivin’s Figurative Inquisitions (2014) is not the first text to tackle questions that emerge from the intersection of torture and truth. There is a long history of writers that do the same; but what makes her book especially relevant is that these questions are not only placed in dialogue with …

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A Surprising Read: On Abraham Acosta’s ‘Thresholds of Illiteracy’ and Erin Graff Zivin’s ‘Figurative Inquisitions’

Peter Baker It seems to me that these two books under discussion, Abraham Acosta’s Thresholds of Illiteracy and Erin Graff Zivin’s Figurative Inquisitions are the latest in a series of contributions of what we could call, following Alberto Moreiras, a second-order Latin Americanism or a critical Latin Americanism.[1] They should thus be celebrated, as we …

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De ‘Katábasis’ o de cuando en la palma de la mano traíamos la ruta de la seda*

Yumary Alfonso Entralgo I Nivaria Tejera, Orlando Rossardi, Isel Rivero, Jesús J. Barquet, Damaris Calderón, Joaquín Badajoz y Yoandy Cabrera unen sus voces en una singular antología compilada por Jesús J. Barquet e Isel Rivero: Katábasis: siete viajeros cubanos sobre el camino. Este cuaderno sale a la luz en 2014 en Las Cruces, Nuevo México, …

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