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Jul 28, 2006, 7:47 pm

Well, I'll start off. Anyone read Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Latin Edition)? It's available from many bookstores for under $15.00, and is worth a peek. Good translation of modern Latin.
And has anyone else written to Babelfish at to get them to add Latin to their list of translations?


2Amatorlibrorum Primer Mensaje
Ago 20, 2006, 9:31 pm

I have not read it, though I do own it. The description in Latin of a car that was about a sentence long rather put me off. :D

Ago 22, 2006, 12:49 pm

What Latina/Latino work (in Spanish, English, Portuguese, or any combination thereof) are folks reading/have read recently? One of the coolest things I've read most recently is Codex Espangliensis by Guillermo Gomez-Pena et al. It's really amazing visual text in addition to the kind of fierce work one expects from Gomez-Pena.

Ago 22, 2006, 1:04 pm

I really enjoyed Paco Ignacio Taibo's Four Hands. It's kind of a weird espionage novel, I don't know how else to explain it. I'm looking forward to picking up his biography of Guevara.

Any recommendations involving Latin American mythology in a fictional setting? I'm really interested in something like what Neil Gaiman did for Euro-American mythology in American Gods or Sergei Lukyanenko did for Russian mythology in Night Watch.

5tere Primer Mensaje
Sep 5, 2006, 11:21 am

I've been into Paulo Coelho lately. The Alchemist changed my life. So I'm getting around to his other stuff now.

6delrosario Primer Mensaje
Sep 6, 2006, 7:51 pm

I also enjoyed Codex Espangliensis, although I haven't catalogued it yet. It was hilarious!

Sep 8, 2006, 2:51 pm

I only have so much in Latinate languages, mostly classics i.e. - Don Quijote; Les Miserables; Dante, etc..
But in my study of Latin and B&N's foreign language section, I found a book of fairy tales in Latin.. Short, but amusing, and also Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs & Ham.. offers a neat look at the old language..
Oct 20, 2006, 1:08 pm

I've just started a book club at work and we're reading Latina fiction. Right now, it's _Like Water for Chocolate_. I think we're going to concentrate on literature from Mexico for a while. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Oct 20, 2006, 1:10 pm

And I think after re-reading (AGAIN) everything on this board, it would be great if someone would clarify what this group is about.

Oct 24, 2006, 3:56 am


seems to be about modern Latin American literature. Si quaeris sodalicium in quo de libris lingua latina scriptis disceptatur, hunc in locum veni:

Oct 24, 2006, 9:16 pm

The group is for Latina/Latino, Chicana/Chicano literature. "Latin@" and "Chican@" are terms being used online and in other written language to combine the masculine endings of "Latina" and "Latino." (Not to be confused with "Latin at").

Oct 24, 2006, 9:16 pm

'siyo/hi folks,

I wanted to pass word along about this. Please pass word along!

Conference on Cultural Rhetorics
May 16-18, 2007
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Call for Papers, Performances, and Exhibits

What are cultural rhetorics? Who writes, performs, displays, digitizes, crafts, and creates these rhetorics? What do they look like? How do specific cultural rhetorics differ from, overlap with, and/or engage in dialogue with Cultural, Ethnic, African American, Asian American, American Indian, Arab and Middle Eastern American, Chicano/a, Latina/o, Indigenous, Disability, Queer/LGBT, Performance, and Working-Class Studies? What are their relationships to Rhetoric Studies, Theory, and Pedagogy? Composition Studies? American Studies? Literary Studies? Digital, Visual, and Material Rhetorics? Scientific, technical, and professional communication studies? Are there pedagogies of cultural rhetorics? Methodologies? Theories? Performances? Materialities?

We welcome papers, performances, and exhibits that articulate, engage with, provoke, analyze, theorize, and practice cultural rhetorics. We are particularly interested in scholars/artists/performers/writers/knowledge workers that engage rhetorics that are too often marginalized, tokenized, silenced, and ignored. We welcome work that happens at the intersection of various disciplines and fields in the humanities and invite scholars, artists, and writers to join us at these intellectual and creative crossroads. Please join us in creating a space of radical interdisciplinarity in which to explore rhetoric as a distinctive constellation of methods, methodologies, and pedagogies for the study of culture and to think through how the frame of “culture” expands our understanding of rhetoric and the responsibility for rhetoric to be ethical in its engagement with culture.

While we are very interested in proposals for individual papers and panel presentations that address these questions and/or further scholarship in these areas, we especially encourage art, craft, multimedia, or imaginative resentations/demonstrations/installations that provoke other methods of intellectual engagement as well.

Proposals of 300-500 words may be submitted via US Mail or online. For the proposal form and submission process please visit our website: Please direct any questions to Malea Powell at

The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2007.

Editado: Feb 15, 2007, 6:14 pm

I loved Flaming Iguanas by Erika Lopez. It's not perfect, but it's hilarious and very original.

Mar 7, 2007, 4:08 am

Just found a used copy of Currents from the Dancing River: Contemporary Latino Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry eddited by Ray Gonzalez. Has anyone here read it?

Mar 7, 2007, 6:26 am

There seems to be some confusion here about whether this group is about Latin, the ancient language of Caesar et al., or Latin American literature (Latino). I thought it was about Latin. I still have my Winnie Ille Pooh and Fernando Taurus and a few others. I miss reading Latin!