It’s Twilight Zone eerie, as we embark on an anthology film of connected horror stories all happening on the Lost Highway.
“Americans have been most drawn to the great tragedies—in our classroom and on our stages. “
One feels when reading this anthology of Latin American poetry that editor Ilan Stavans tucks each poet he features into a folder, but that this categorization, while limiting, also encourages an English-speaking readership to appreciate the eye-opening diversity of Latin American poetry.
Jack London was rather like Norman Mailer in that he thought of himself, and tried to write like, a boxer who happened to write. They were both often full of shit, but that’s the perspective they tried to convey.