Fresh out of the oven, the 855 edition —corresponding to the current month of September— of the prestigious Spanish magazine arrives in Lima. Hispano-American Notebooks, which since 1948 has been setting the tone of the literary development in Castilian Spanish, and is considered to date as one of the irreplaceable publications without which it would not be possible to access a plural panorama of editorial production and the voices that it fosters in Latin America.
This edition features an extensive interview —announced on the cover— with the Guatemalan writer Eduardo Halfon (author of the celebrated novel The Polish Boxer), it also brings a diligent exchange emiliar —Coordinated by Valerie Miles— between the two Peruvian pens of the moment: Joseph Zárate and Miluska Benavides (pay attention to the thought of the latter). In the same way, an excellent chronicle by Clara Obligado about her condition as a writer who comes to Spain from Argentina for political reasons and how she made her way in the Spanish cultural and political circuit and the review-profile of Aroa Moreno Durán about Melancholy memory by María Teresa León when we have the information.
The essay by Cristian Crusat on the current narrative of Ray Lóriga, the interview with the Mexican author Aura García-Junco and the texts by Rodrigo Hasbun, David Aliaga, Daniel Escandell Montiel and the highly updated section of books reviewed is also not ceased to be recommended.
As indicated in the prologue, this historic magazine enters a new stage in which emphasis will be placed on the circuits of literary creation. Essential.