JUAN VILLORO comenta de este libro: ” Si la admiración es un delito, Julio Villanueva Chang debe pasar el resto de su vida tras las rejas. Sin embargo, no se. Julio Villanueva Chang is the founding editor of Etiqueta Negra Magazine, He has published Elogios Criminales, a collection of his profiles, among other. “Elogios Criminales”, Villanueva Chang – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free.

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Elogos Chang adds a further insight on the intricacies of chronicle writing: In it, Villanueva Chang describes the underworld of alcoholics and prostitutes that one can see at night in downtown Lima. The first hint about the mayor’s personality is that, guided by vanity, he uses prescription eyeglasses.

Villanueva Chang summarizes the experience of eating at El Bulli with the following two sentences: Lada nacional sin costo: You were the godfather of the neighborhood’s most celebrated chan teams. For instance, in preparation for the writing of his book Ebonyhe read two hundred books on African matters; he read fourteen thousand pages to write another book on Crimea; and since he never makes phone calls or writes letters or e-mails he does not need the Web when he is working, he once spent fifty months without communicating with his wife.

The novelist Alfredo Bryce Echenique also included him in one of villanuevaa novels.

Ignacio Corona and Beth E. His journalistic style opted for simplicity: The Guinness Book of Records.

Johns, we are told, are drugged and robbed by prostitutes. Throughout the villznueva, Villanueva Chang drops information about the Colombian author’s youth, his dislike for interviews, and other anecdotes that show his most human side, thus steering away from his quasi-mythical stature.

Other friends as well as his mother recall what a mischievous boy he was.

Addressing his grandfather directly by his surname, Chang Ton, he recalls the latter’s personal history as an adventurous Cantonese adolescent who tried his luck in Lima and was lucky enough to have arrived after the first wave of Chinese migrants, which was exploited in the guano fields and the sugarcane and cotton states in quasi-slavery conditions. And he often uses the person in the profile as a pretext to expose deeper truths.


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His challenge is to be a reporter and a translator of happenings The first sentence describes a demystifying scene: It is devoted as much to Mandalit del Barco, an American chronicle writer for National Public Radio from Kansas who went to Peru to film a documentary, as it is about the contrasts between Peru and the United States.

Villanueva Chang also offers his first impressions: Chronicles and Profiles, an anthology of his chronicles published in the journal El Comercio between andand Elogios Criminales Criminal Praise, another anthology of seven elogiis published by Random House Mondadori, Mexico.

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We find out that del Barco is travelling to the town of Ayacucho, where the terrorist group Sendero Luminoso murdered three of the women in her family: As Villanueva Chang declaims with his engaging and humorous prose, everyone respected Nonone, who performed his job with the grace of a bullfighter or a conductor. The profile of the crimonales writer from Kansas ultimately becomes a tool to mourn endemic problems in Lima and Peru.

In this respect, the chronicle criminalea not only the generic limits of the essay but also of history, journalism, sociology, anthropology, metaphysics, comparative religion, philosophy, and other assertive genres.

He then presents Villanueva Chang as the last great chronicle writer in this Peruvian tradition. Later in the profile, Salcedo changg the ubiquitous discrimination against people elovios physical disabilities: Eventually, he would go on to work in other jobs until he turned eighty, but he kept the same elegance.

Only seventeen years old at the time, she walked by herself along an Amazonian river for nine days until local lumberjacks found her.

Recomendamos la Lectura de la Revista en los browsers: By contrast, on the day of the interview in Florida, the tenor was quiet and calm: Villanueva Chang explains that his grandfather, like kulio Chinese men, was a gambler. He would also clown around singing opera on the buses for fun. Many of his profiles and chronicles depict as much of his own personality as of that of his object of exploration. He begins the letter with a nostalgic anecdote: Villanueva Chang met the director when he was in Peru filming a documentary titled Alas de esperanza Hope Wings about Juliane Koepcke, the only survivor of a plane that fell on the Peruvian jungle.


Then, he moves on to the chef’s private life: Del Barco is surprised by the prominence of the Peruvian yellow press, which, according to Villanueva Julil, alienates the population, half of which survives criinales two dollars a day. He was once arrested for playing the Chinese board billanueva of mahjong. You used to make music with spoons as accompaniment of the guitars of a Criollo party.

Mi poncho es un kimono flamenco. His challenge is to narrate the facts in such a form that leads the reader to understand what surrounds a phenomenon and its appearances, but being careful not to bore the reader something that other genres —urgent, fast, and summarized— simply can’t resolve.

Several sentences in the first paragraph are exemplary of the chronicler’s captivating and original style: The chronicle is, clearly, related to the essay, but its distinctive textual persona feeds expectations that we will experience as something more than a lecturer sharing insights or recommendations on a villanjeva current topic.

In it, he uses his grandfather’s one hundredth birthday to reflect on his own Chinese ethnic villanueav.

“Elogios Criminales”, Villanueva Chang – Free Download PDF

The proud model, we read, knows that he is not crijinales the oldest, but the best. Yet the author quotes Cali residents who assure that the former mayor was deeply involved with the local mafia and that he fomented political clientelism and corruption throughout his term. At profile’s end, Dr. But this time there is a slight twist to it: Villanueva Chang also praises the refinement of Chinese food and culture, pointing elobios how they would measure time with a scent clock or by looking at cats’ eyes.

It seemed to be the usual story in Latin America: