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American Book Review features an essay by Peter Hitchcock on Latinx Philosopher Giannina Braschi... "Poets, Philosophers, Lovers is a welcome and well-conceived volume on the extraordinary work of Giannina Braschi, a Puerto Rican writer and consummate New Yorker whose creative decolonizing of aesthetics and culture deserves sustained critical engagement. Braschi is best known for three works in...

Puerto Rican Poets @ The Whitney

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Puerto Rican Poets @ The Whitney Museum of American Art. Don’t miss “El bello no ser de nuestros cuerpos / Our Bodies’ Beautiful Not Being,” a reading curated by Raquel Salas Rivera in partnership with the Whitney exhibition “No existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria.” On December 4, 2022 at 2pm, enjoy readings by Giannina...

Theory and Play of the Duende

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The Center of Applied Jungian Studies presents a Lecture Series on the Art of Individuation, featuring Giannina Braschi on Lorca's Theory and Play of the Duende.

Biografía de la escritora Giannina Braschi

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Biografía de la escritora Giannina Braschi. “Pocas voces se han alzado en los últimos tiempos con la fuerza creadora y la capacidad de seducción de Giannina Braschi, la poeta puertorriqueña que ha revolucionado el panorama literario con una propuesta sincera, innovadora e inquietante. Braschi utiliza la palabra como una herramienta para la transformación social, un arma del futuro capaz de...

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction, Giannina Braschi

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The Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction 1980–2020 features an entry on Giannina Braschi. "Giannina Braschi's United States of Banana (2011) takes off from her groundbreaking quasi-novel Yo-Yo Boing! (1998), and culminates a trilogy that began with El imperio de los sueños (1988), to mark a paradigmatic shift in the millennial poetics of witness of Martí's and Whitman's New York with a...

Puerto Rican Writer Wins Lifetime Achievement

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Puerto Rican author Giannina Braschi wins the 2021 Cambiemos Prize from Cambio16 in Spain for her lifetime achievements in literature. Sir David Frederick Attenborough was honored by Cambio16 in 2020, and Al Gore was honored for his life's work in environmental justice in 2019.

Decolonizing Aesthetics, Latinx Philosophy

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American Book Review of "Poets, Philosophers, Lovers: on the Writings of Giannina Braschi".

"This is a welcome and well-conceived volume on the extraordinary work of Giannina Braschi, a Puerto Rican writer and consummate New Yorker whose creative decolonizing of aesthetics and culture deserves sustained critical engagement," writes Peter Hitchcock in "Slippery Subjectivity".

Puerto Rican Lyrics

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Que tus ojos no se cansen de brillar. Que yo lo quiero todo. Que los ojos brillen como las estrellas. Que yo tenga estrellas en mis manos. Que pueda dibujarte los cometas. Que haya aire y haya tierra. Que tú tengas lo que tienen las estrellas. Que ellos tengan lo que tiene el mar. Que todos tengan manos y cometas. Que se cumplan todos tus deseos. Que tus esperanzas no dejen de esperarte. Que te...

Postcolonial Graphic Novels

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Bookshelf recommends Postcolonial graphic novel "United States of Banana" by Latinx philosopher Giannina Braschi. "United States of Banana: A Graphic Revolution is a postmodern graphic novel, adding illustrations by Swedish cartoonist Joakim Lindengren to parts of Puerto Rican writer Giannina Braschi’s 2011 postmodern text. The result is a complex tale about U.S. imperialism and Puerto Rican...

Pastoral Poems Contemporary

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Pastoral poems contemporary. What does winter or autumn or spring or summer know of memory? They know nothing of memory. They know that seasons pass and return. They know that they are seasons. That they are time. And they know how to affirm themselves. And they know how to impose themselves. And they know how to maintain themselves. What does autumn know of summer? What sorrows do seasons have...

Translanguaging | Translingual Literature

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Translanguaging in Literature is the subject of Francisco Moreno-Fernández’s following essay entitled “Yo-Yo Boing! Or Literature as a Translingual Practice.”

Nuyorican Poetry Philosophy

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Read how Giannina Braschi's literature emerged from the heart of the Nuyorican movement, along with poets like Pedro Pietri, Nancy Mercado, and Edwin Torres... Thomas Roth reviews the anthology "Poets Philosophers and Lovers: On the Writings of Giannina Braschi" for the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies. This blog post features an excerpt of Roth's essay on Braschi’s visionary role in...

Latinx Philosophy: Contradiction and Extinction

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Latinx philosopher Giannina Braschi won the Cambiemos Prize from Cambio16 in Spain for her life’s work. This blog features an excerpt of a conversation between Giannina Braschi and Jorge Neri Bonilla on contradiction, extinction, and creativity.

Asalto al tiempo

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Flashback! This blog features an early review by the Mexican scholar and translator José Vásquez Amaral of Giannina Braschi's first poems in Spanish. The review was published in Diorama de la Cultura in Excelsior in Mexico in 1981.