Here are some of the latest book purchases from El Salvador at our Doe Library. We are in the process of re-invigorating our Central American book collection and this is a first small step that hopefully leads to an establishment of an excellent collection of books from El Salvador. You can access the individual photos here.
Daniel Chavarría, nació el 23 de noviembre de 1933 en San José de Mayo, Uruguay y falleció el pasado 6 de abril de 2018 en Cuba.
Su extensa obra está integrada por cuentos, novelas policiales, políticas, históricas y picarescas.
Obtuvo importantes Premios, entre ellos el Premio Hammett de la Semana Negra de Gijón (1992) por Allá ellos; el Premio Planeta de Novela (1993) por El ojo dindymenio, el Premio Casa de las Américas (2000), en el género novela, por El rojo en la pluma del loro; el Premio Nacional de Literatura en Cuba (2010), y el Premio Edgar Allan Poe que otorga anualmente la Asociación de Escritores de Misterio de U.S.A., siendo el único latinoamericano en recibirlo.
Fue autor de numerosos artículos literarios, políticos y hasta incursiono como guionista en el cine y la televisión.
Se reconocía a si mismo como “un escritor cubano que había nacido en Uruguay”, y que según él mismo manifestó en alguna entrevista, llegó a la isla tras secuestrar una avioneta en Bogotá en 1969, huyendo de las fuerzas de seguridad de Colombia tras haber apoyado a la guerrilla.
Entre sus obras se encuentran las siguientes novelas:
- 1978 – Joy
- 1983 – Completo Camagüey (con Justo Vasco)
- 1984 – La sexta isla (reeditado en 2016)
- 1986 – Primero muerto (con Justo Vasco)
- 1991 – Allá ellos
- 1993 – El ojo de Cibeles o El ojo Dyndimenio
- 1994 – Adiós muchachos
- 1994 – Contracandela (con Justo Vasco)
- 1999 – Aquel año en Madrid
- 2001 – El rojo en la pluma del loro
- 2004 – Viudas de sangre
- 2004 – Una pica en Flandes
- 2005 – Príapos o Lo que dura dura
- 2013 – La piedra de rapé
- 2013 – Yo soy el Rufo y no me rindo (biografía novelada de Raúl Sendic)
- 2017 – El último room service
Source: Louis A. Retta. Retta Libros, Uruguay
The spring break is on us and many of us might have perhaps a bit of extra time to read new books from both Chile and Ecuador. Please click on the image of the book below and it will lead you to the album of books from these two countries. I wish you an excellent Spring break! And Happy Novruz, Pesach and Easter!
Here are some of the photos of the new books from South America that we have acquired as of today. Please click on the individual images on the books to get access to the albums of the books from a particular country. I have added some clips as the points of discussion and departure from the images.
I had recently ordered a book by Victor Heringer- a Brazilian writer. I had no idea that he was so young until I learned of his passing today. The book that I had recently ordered is entitled-Amor dos homens avulsos (O). RIP Victor Heringer.
My Brazilian colleague Angela Maria informed me of his death using the following words-[“O escritor carioca Victor Heringer, que ganhou o prêmio Jabuti com o romance “Glória”, morreu aos 29 anos.A informação foi confirmada nesta quarta-feira (7) por sua editora, a Companhia das Letras. A causa da morte não foi informada na nota divulgada pela Companhia das Letras. Heringer era um dos principais nomes da literatura brasileira contemporânea.
Ele estreou com Automatógrado, livro de poemas, em 2011. Seu livro Glória (7Letras, 2012),sobre um artista plástico que procura pela mulher impossível, ficou em segundo lugar na categoria romance no Prêmio Jabuti, em 2013. Em seu mais recente trabalho, O Amor dos Homens Avulsos (Companhia das Letras, 2016), o escritor retrata um homemque é assombrado pelo passado, em que figura a morte de um conhecido aindaquando criança. O romance foi finalista dos prêmios Rio de Literatura, São Paulo de Literatura e Oceanos. Junto com Glória, o escritor lançou um clipe, que pode ser visto abaixo:
Heringer também fazia experimentos com vídeos e filmes curtos, que postava em seu canal no YouTube. Em um deles, diz: “Os anos felizes acabaram/ os anos tristes acabaram/ somos a última geração/ que aproveitará os mimos/ do mundo moderno/ SÓ O FIM NOS UNE”.]
We will have an opening event for our exhibition that is called, “Vida y Resistencia en el Territorio Mapuche, Chile (Life and Resistance in the Mapuche Territory, Chile)”. The exhibition will open in Moffitt on March 9th and it will go through June 30, 2018.
The opening event is scheduled from 5 pm through 6:30 pm this Friday. The exhibition was co-sponsored by the CLAS working group- Wallmapu Support Committee. There will a short musical performance and some presentation by the Chilean and Mapuche community members from the Bay Area.
I am attaching the flyer for the event.
The event is open to the community members and the seating might be limited. Please feel free to forward to other colleagues and lists.
Thank you and please try and come.
Below are the albums of the new books from Bolivia, and Colombia. Please click on the images of the each book and it will allow you to see the new books that we have purchased for our faculty and students from these different countries.
ARLIS/NA Honors Kathryn Wayne with 2017 Distinguished Service Award
NEW YORK, NY (March 1, 2018)—The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is pleased to announce Kathryn Wayne as the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Service Award. She is the 27th person to receive the Society’s highest honor. The Distinguished Service Award honors an individual whose exemplary service in art librarianship, visual resources curatorship, or a related field has made an outstanding national or international contribution to art information. Kathryn’s deep and far-reaching contributions to the Society and to the field of art librarianship perfectly embody the accomplishments most valued by the Society.
The award was presented to Kathryn by her nominator, Gregory P. J. Most, at ARLIS/NA’s 46th annual conference convocation ceremony, held in New York City on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Gregory is Chief of the Image Collections at the National Gallery of Art.
Kathryn recently retired as head of the Art History/Classics Library at the University of California, Berkeley. She came to UC Berkeley in 1990 as Architecture and Landscape Architecture Librarian at Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library following many years as Architecture Librarian at the University of Arizona.
Throughout her career Kathryn has taken on leadership positions within the Society. In her role as 27th President of ARLIS/NA, she oversaw the transition to a new management firm, while also pursuing a very public role in advocacy. She initiated letters to Congress backing policies that affected copyright and database legislation; wrote to the Getty Information Institute concerning the importance of continuing the Getty Vocabulary Program; addressed then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani concerning ARLIS/NA’s stand on the controversial Brooklyn Museum of Art exhibition, Sensation, and corresponded with the President of the National Architectural Accrediting Board concerning recommendations for changing its standards for architecture libraries, many of which were adopted. In addition to serving as president of the national organization, she also served as Western Regional Representative and Chapter Chair for both the Arizona and Northern California Chapters.
Kathryn co-chaired the national conference in 1993, and this work served to inform one of Kathryn’s enduring legacies to the Society. Her fundraising for the 2013 Pasadena and 2014 Washington D.C. conferences yielded record amounts. She has a special ability to persuade individuals, companies, and organizations to generously support the mission of the Society. Her triumphs as a fundraiser made these conferences financially successful beyond all expectations.
Two of her notable publications are the seminal reference book Architecture Sourcebook: A Guide to Resources on the Practice of Architecture published by Omnigraphics in 1997, and her contribution to the 33-volume Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences published by CRC Press in 2010, for which she wrote the chapter on Art Librarianship.
Despite these impressive professional accomplishments, Kathryn never lost sight of the fundamental role of librarianship at her home institutions. Her dedication to students endured throughout her career. She established an information literacy program at the University of California, Berkeley School of Environmental Design and shared her experience through a subsequent professional presentation on the program. She mentored San Jose State library school students and University of California undergraduate students. One former student wrote, “Kathryn has not only enriched the profession, she has shaped my life.”
For her contributions to the field at large and to ARLIS/NA in particular, Kathryn Wayne has been awarded the 2017 Distinguished Service Award.
The members of the 2017 ARLIS/NA Distinguished Service Award Sub-Committee were: Rachel Resnik (chair), Maureen Burns, Heather Koopmans, Maria Oldal, and Liv Valmestad.
About the Art Libraries Society of North America
Founded in 1972, the Art Libraries Society of North America is a dynamic, international organization of more than 1,000 individuals devoted to fostering excellence in art and design librarianship and image management in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The membership includes architecture and art librarians, visual resources professionals, artists, curators, educators, publishers, students, and others interested in visual arts information. To serve this diverse constituency, the Society provides a wide range of programs and services within an organizational structure that encourages participation at all levels.
Please access the images of the new books from Mexico by clicking on the image of the album below. Thank you.