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The Seven Madmen by Roberto Arlt

★★★☆☆ Particularly revered by Julio Cortazar, Roberto Arlt’s The Seven Madmen is a peculiar sort of social commentary. The story opens with the weak-willed Remo Erdosain being accused of stealing 600 pesos from his...

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March 13: Books to Read and Review

A few new exciting Spring books recently arrived in the mail, so I thought I’d update you all with the current status of my “To Read and Review” stack. Roberto Arlt, The Seven Madmen (New York...

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Julio Cortazar on the nature of remakes

Everyone is familiar with those hopeful exhumations we finally perform on certain books, movies, or music, and the almost always disappointing results; sometimes the fault lies with the work itself, sometimes with those who...

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January 31: Books to read and review

Periodically on the Run Spot Run Blog I’ll post a summary of my review agenda for the website. This stack tends to fluctuate wildly throughout the year, sometimes getting as high as 10-12 titles...