El papel de lija [Alejandro Carpio] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. El papel de lija. Responsibility: Alejandro Carpio. Imprint: La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Arte y Literatura, c Physical description: p. ; 21 cm. “Alejandro Carpio descarga su sátira puertoriqueña ” le llegó la idea de la novela El papel de Lija al puertorriqueño Alejandro Carpio, quien Share.

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So how many words are in the book, as much or as little as it takes to tell the story completely. It is my third book of fiction and based on the distinction drawn along numerical lines, my first full length novel. Because for me they are stories fully told as much as Oh Gad! But the writing of Oh Gad! The length of it is one, sure. The sheer number of characters, comparatively speaking; the wandering into, for me, unfamiliar territory; the struggle to understand the characters, something that was not as much a struggle with my earlier work; the number of parallel plots, again comparatively speaking.

It was just a lot more to keep track of and realize, and the realizing of it is a significant milestone for me as a writer. Though I have to admit the size disparity between it and Dancing struck me the night of the launch as they sat side by side ready to be signed. The next story may take a different form and represent another first in my growth as a writer — because I consider myself ever to be a student of this craft.

In order to fully immerse myself in the world of my characters and tell their story authentically, I have to keep these two things separate. I think the writer of the referenced piece kind of found that to be the case as well.

As with all content on wadadlipen. You can also subscribe to the site to keep up with future updates. The Contest is open to authors under 40 years old, born in any country in Latin America and theCaribbean, regardless of their place of residence, with original and unpublished novels which are not under contract with a publisher, literary agent or any other form of legal binding and which are not simultaneously participating in another contest.

Manuscripts must be written in English or Spanish languages and should be novels reflecting any aesthetic tendency and theme, between pagescharacters and pagescharacters. Ilegible, unbound manuscripts or those which fail to comply with any of the rules herein stated will not be eligible to enter the Contest.

The organizers will create an Admission Committee to guarantee the fulfillment of these requirements. Manuscripts sent via email will be accepted if they comply with the rules herein stated. Manuscripts submitted digitally must be in Microsoft Word format, typed in Times New Roman font size 12, with 1.


Two documents should be attached to the message: The deadline for the receipt of manuscripts is October 7, Entries postmarked no later than this date will be accepted unless they arrive after the judges have started their evaluation. A Prize will be given in each language. Be awarded a second prize in the Spanish language consisting of five thousand dollars 5. The monetary retribution of the prizes will cover the royalties for the first edition of up to An odd number of judges will be chosen among eminent Latin American andCaribbeanwriters.

Their decision will be final. The judges will meet for their final sessions during the XXII International Book Fair in Havana, in Februaryand their decision will be made public as part of the programmed activities of the Fair.

The judges may decide not to select a winner in either language if, in their sole opinion, none of the manuscripts submitted are of acceptable quality.

However, the Prizes cannot be given to more than one entrant in either lima. The judges could also distinguish novels of noticeable quality among the finalists, although the ALBA Funds for Culture will not have any obligation to publish them. No critical evaluation or commentary will be offered and the manuscripts will not be returned to the authors.

2012 ALBA Fiction Contest Opens in Cuba

The interpretation of these rules or any other aspect not considered by them will aleuandro only the judges and, as a last resort, the organizers. The Award is funded by alumni from the University of Warwick, and is open to young people from around the world aged Filed under Links We Love. Tagged as international short story award.

With apologies to the slejandro who gave me this book for review a lifetime ago, especially since, as a writer I know waiting for the review can be a slow kind of torture.

El papel de lija

Memories from a Colonial Childhood e a British Caribbean Island — has an entirely too long title. It is a sign of things to come though in a self-published book in which not even minor details are swept into the corner.

The book — ilja readable and at points quite vivid and poignant — in the end feels less a public product; more a private journal-slash-scrap book of memories and mysteries with blurry, faded memorabilia such as ticket stubs and passport pages to complement. But inasmuch as it provides some insight to lij process of pulling the scattered pieces of a life together — part memory, part deduction, interviews, following the paper trail, invention at times.

Some snapshots of life in the Caribbean-then from the hen pecked black dog in the backyard to the pits of the school pzpel to the complications if not the personal cost of travel and migration. And periodic access to moments of genuine drama and emotion — the uncomfortable chapter on the abuse he suffered at the hands of an old white neighbor, and the image of this man, the author, struggling with this confession, comes to mind ….


I use the word self-indulgent with reservation because while it could be argued that everyone has a story in them but not everyone will be interested in that story, in the Caribbean, among afro-Caribbean people, who have seen so little of themselves in literary canon, there is precedent and meaning behind the desire to tell their story too.

In the spirit of the slave narratives that gave voice to the voiceless, these latter day memoirs are about underscoring their humanity. So it begins, a reflective and humorous undertone, a balance of detail and speculation, a jump-right-into-it there-ness.

That pattern is repeated throughout, and the investigation detailed — whom he approached about what and why, what information they were able to supply, what he was able to make of it, and so on. Filed under Caribbean Plus Lit News. Tagged as David BradshawMontserratReview.

Like I said thoughtful. Perhaps these images of Gilly from one of her previous shows will provide some inspiration for you. Filed under Literary Gallery. Tagged as Gilly Gobinet. This will be held on Saturday December 1st, They are encouraging the public to support this event by nominating persons eligible for these awards.

Please click here for guidelines regarding awards up for nomination and fill in the form to submit nominations. Please call the Department to say how you will support, at Ms.

Tamorla Henry or E-Mail wadadliyouthdept gmail. Tagged as Antigua and Barbudanominations invitedYouth Awards. For more, go to their site. Tagged as st martins book fair. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. It is a competition for anyone resident outside Britain, to write a minute radio drama for up to six characters.

A friend sent me this one in the mail and I got all excited until I read the fine print: Here are the deets:. Novels and authors awarded: Viaje al interior de una gota de sangre, Daniel Ferreira Colombia. El papel de lijaAlejandro Carpio Puerto Rico. Goo y el amorClaudia Apablaza Chile Honorific mention: La ConcordiaEvelio Traba Cuba.

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