AMPLIANDO EL PANORAMA – LECTURAS VIOLENTAS
AMPLIANDO EL PANORAMA
“En efecto, quizá la única distancia que nos queda para distinguirnos, o la única injusticia –si prefiere -, es la que hace que uno tenga vagamente miedo de un posible chirlo del otro; y la única semejanza, o única injusticia -si prefiere -, es la ignorancia que tenemos del grado según el cual ese miedo es compartido, del grado de realidad futura de esos chirlos y del grado respectivo de su violencia” Bernard-Marie Koltès, En la soledad de los campos de algodón.
Un poema de Rafeef Ziadah – Shades of Anger
“Every book promoted war, violence, and guns. Math problems were asked as, “A group of Mujahideen are on the frontline. Three of them are on duty at the checkpoint. Each has a box that consists of sixty bullets. In the fight against the infidels, the first Mujahid fired 24 bullets, the second 40, and the third 16. Write the total number of bullets fired and the numbers that are remaining.” Sometimes such questions were even expanded, “If a total of 19 infidels were killed with a single shot by the brave Mujahideen, how many bullets missed?” Fazilhaq Hashimi, “How Can They Write About Anything But Pain?”: Fazilhaq Hashimi on the Writing Life in Afghanistan. Electricliterature.com, 2016
“(…) the fact that these comic minds could randomly hit upon the most significant breakthrough in modern warfare, or that the scientists responsible for designing and building the most destructive weapon in human history — a device capable of eradicating all life on Earth in the blink of an eye — seemed to share so much in common with the creator of Wile E. Coyote.” Mark David Kaufman, Ignorant Armies: Private Snafu Goes to War. Publicdomainreview.org, 2015.
La violencia y lo sabrado, un libro de Girard, ReneÌ
“Matthew Laiosa: A French comic book gets turned into a Korean movie with an almost all English-speaking cast. How has Snowpiercer managed to breach its own borders and what is it about the story that unifies these cultures together?
Jean-Marc Rochette: I think it’s the simplicity of Jacques Lob’s story that makes it universal. It can be pitched in a few words, and these few words sum up the whole story of mankind. The last survivors on earth are locked in a train that goes on forever, and society goes on too, as it has always done, through violence, inequality, and lies.” Matthew Laiosa, Jean-Marc Rochette & Olivier Bocquet Discuss The New Volume in Their Internationally Acclaimed Snowpiercer Series. Electricliterature.com, 2016