A Geography of Dreams V

Flats, strange towers of flats, schools where you have to run in and out and a university that looks like a castle. To read in Spanish and English go here and click on number V. El número V del índice es el artículo que corresponde a Pisos, escuelas, universidades y otros parajes fantasma.

La biografía de Lovecraft, por J.S. Joshi – J.S. Joshi’s Biography of H.P. Lovecraft

Pasa el tiempo y aquí estoy, leyendo la biografía de Lovecraft, pues se trata de la obra de J.S. Joshi, enorme y minuciosa. ¿Cuántos días han transcurrido desde que empecé? No lo recuerdo. Sólo sé que hay una estación marcada por el clima del libro, y en ella estoy, en el descubrimiento y la apropiaciónContinue reading “La biografía de Lovecraft, por J.S. Joshi – J.S. Joshi’s Biography of H.P. Lovecraft”

From Dreamland to Nightmare. The role of dreams in H.P Lovecraft’s narrative.

When Randolph Carter was thirty he lost the key of the gate of dreams. Prior to that time he had made up for the prosiness of life by nightly excursions to strange and ancient cities beyond space, and lovely, unbelievable garden lands across ethereal seas; but as middle age hardened upon him he felt theseContinue reading “From Dreamland to Nightmare. The role of dreams in H.P Lovecraft’s narrative.”

The Omniscient Narrator

Some weeks ago —how many I cannot tell because I have an awful memory and a peculiar sense of time— I was reading two books, one of them in Spanish, the other one in English. The first was a novel by Benito Pérez Galdós whose title is “Miau” and yes, that’s the onomatopoeic Spanish wordContinue reading “The Omniscient Narrator”

Jonathan Strange y el señor Norrell

Descubrí Jonathan Strange y Mr Norrell por la serie de TV, en la que encontré elementos que me atrajeron mucho y, sobre todo, una forma de combinarlos profundamente original. Aún no conocía a Susanna Clarke y no sabía que estaba ante la marca de la casa. Pero era evidente que esos elementos venían de laContinue reading “Jonathan Strange y el señor Norrell”

Rama II: The Garden of Disenchantment

Badreads Rama II is the most conspicuous… rubish I’ve read in a long, long time. I read it because I loved Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke, but this is a novel written by a scientist. Its language is precise, correct, governed by utility and clarity both of purpose and expression. The characters areContinue reading “Rama II: The Garden of Disenchantment”

The Ghost’s Walk

(English) Bleak House is a long, long book with several subplots and different sections that can be clearly told apart according to their atmosphere and characters. So much so that, although as a whole it has the features of the XIXth century realistic novel, with its social worries and minutely depicted world, we can findContinue reading “The Ghost’s Walk”