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The ordinary New York of Common People, Conspiracies that Attack Democracy and other books of the week

If there is a figure with a mythical aura in the golden age of American journalism, it is Joseph Mitchell. His book The Bottom of the Port brings together six major plays written between 1944 and 1959 that epitaph the port of New York and what most interested the reporter: its people, its traditions, its places, his local area. Like him, Argentine writer Antonio Di Benedetto has been a journalist for most of his career. Writings from Exile brings together many of the texts he wrote in Madrid, the city where he went into exile between 1978 and 1983.

In 80 pages, Friction collects the poetic career of Ana Pérez Cañamares, in which the autopsy of family relationships and the denunciation of the reality that surrounds us come together. Set designer and poet Violeta Gil’s first novel, Llego con tres heridas, speaks of deserted Spain, of grief literature and relationship therapy, but at the same time it is a book that goes much further, building a space of intimacy, light and abstract. In Is Mom Dead? Norwegian author Vigdis Hjorth reflects on her mother and reconstructs her vulnerability from maturity.

All Banksy, by art critic Caroline Diehl, provides the reader with extensive background information on some of the artist’s interventions in public space around the world; and Kennedyana, the posthumous essay by Vicenç Pagès Jordà, delves into the mysteries of one of the fundamental families of contemporary mythology. Finally, in Costica Bradatan’s Dying for ideas, he reflects on the thinkers who died to defend their ideals; and La era del conspiracionismo by Ignacio Ramonet warns of the dangers of conspiracy thinking using the example of the attack on the US Capitol in 2021.

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Legendary reporter for The New Yorker, Joseph Mitchell, returns to Spanish bookstores with a compilation of stories about the people and surroundings of the port. Criticism of Paco Cerdà.

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A book brings together 130 articles on cinema, art and literature written by the Argentinean author between 1978 and 1983 during his exile. Criticism by Edgardo Dobry.

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In 80 pages, this book brings together a sample of Ana Pérez Cañamares’ poetic output, spanning 15 years and nine books. Review by Luis Bagué Quilez.

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In I Arrive With Three Wounds, Violeta Gil builds a space of intimacy by drawing on Spain’s recent history. Criticism of Carlos Pardo.

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The Norwegian author’s latest novel, which attempts to give new meaning to maternal distancing while prompting interesting reflections on the limits of representation. Criticism of Marta Sanz.

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Caroline Diehl reflects on the two contradictory ways of explaining the artist’s relevance as a cultural event or as part of the industry. Review by Angela Molina.

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This posthumous essay by Vicenç Pagès Jordà is not only a valuable source of information about the family, the President’s career, the crime or the murderer, but above all a dissection of the legend. Review by Jordi Amat.

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Costica Bradatan proposes a pilgrimage around the memory of great thinkers executed for their beliefs. Criticism of Juan Luis Cebrián.

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Ignacio Ramonet reflects on the end of the American Dream through the conspiracy theories that led to the attack on the Capitol in Washington DC Criticism by Miguel González.

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