Why Javier Cercas’ pseudo-authentic Anatomía de un instante so appalled me, and El Follonero’s 23-F mockumentary Operación Palace struck me as brilliant. I’d have liked some Austen zombies, but I suppose their moment has passed.
(Of cats and hares. I gave up Galdós’ inventions of nation ages ago, but enjoyed them at the time, rather as I did those Edwardian imperial schoolbooks discovered as a child.)
- TheReader.es: the make, mannequin and year of registration of the automobile
At least when the Guardian rips off Spanish publications it doesn’t rely on MT for the end result.
I don’t think this unattributed story over at TheReader.es is plagiarised word-for-word, but rather that a Spanish speaker has made minor modifications, in Spanish, to a piece found elsewhere and then hit Google Translate for that authentic touch. A …
- Sugar Beast Circus
More vids. Home. “this show combines beautiful sets, stunning aerial displays and wonderful animated landscapes. Set inside a series of miniature circus tents, The Sugar Beast Circus brings back to life the celebrated circus sideshows of the 1800s”
I once did a multimedia kiosk for some people using the metaphor of the red/white-striped tent. I …
- Maulets, leading the literary-critical revolution
Opinions vary regarding Maulets. I think that those who I know who have experienced its attentions tend to see its members as state-subsidised rustic neo-Nazi thugs. Sympathisers on the other hand would perhaps describe them as sturdy young men and women responding energetically to legitimate concerns that the Catalan Nation is rapidly falling under the …
- The vehicle in the MOTs: what’s the author’s mother-tongue? Plus, wanted: Piaggio Ape 50 van
Hello. I sell piaggio ape 50 cc 2001, in good condition equipped for the sale of hot drinks (coffee, cappuccino, latte.ecc). The vehicle in the MOTs and Tax paid up to May 2015. It is equipped with a coffee machine Professional two groups fracino, professional fracino
- Circus or fish market?
Peter Harvey links to this contribution by Tom Maguire, which finds a translator of a circus poster in Sitges struggling with the polysemous llotja and imagining a splendid fish market where a simple box was all that was required.
Makes you wonder, though: maybe Juvenal has been misquoted on the moral decline of pagan Roman, and they longed …