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Una cocina en color haya y blanco abierta al resto de la casa

La cocina es la estancia por la que siento mayor predilección de la casa. Desde siempre, es el centro de reunión de la familia y quizá, es por eso …

Cuando la física sustituye a la metafísica, el conocimiento pierde

Stephen Hawking. Imagen: NASA. Fuente: Wikipedia.<p>El ser humano fue definido por Aristóteles como animal racional, animal que aspira a saber, a …

Alberto Rojo: Borges anticipó una de las teorías de la física cuántica más importantes

Borges anticipó una de las teorías de la física cuántica más importantes, explica en la siguiente entrevista Alberto Rojo, doctor en física, autor de …

Paris Review - Robert Fitzgerald, The Art of Translation No. 1

Interviewed by Edwin Frank and Andrew McCord<p>Issue 94, Winter 1984<p>Photograph by K. Kelly Wise.<p>Robert Fitzgerald met us in his office in Harvard’s Pusey Library one morning in August 1983. The day was muggy; Fitzgerald was wearing a blue seersucker suit and a sport shirt. He carried a worn book bag …

Paris Review - Italo Calvino, The Art of Fiction No. 130

Interviewed by William Weaver, Damien Pettigrew<p>Issue 124, Fall 1992<p>Upon hearing of Italo Calvino’s death in September of 1985, John Updike commented, “Calvino was a genial as well as brilliant writer. He took fiction into new places where it had never been before, and back into the fabulous and …

Paris Review - Mario Vargas Llosa, The Art of Fiction No. 120

Interviewed by Susannah Hunnewell and Ricardo Augusto Setti<p>Issue 116, Fall 1990<p>Mario Vargas Llosa, ca. 2011. Photograph by Arild Vågen<p>In this interview Mario Vargas Llosa speaks of the inviolable mornings he spends in his office writing, seven days a week. In the fall of 1988, however, he decided …

Paris Review - Octavio Paz, The Art of Poetry No. 42

Interviewed by Alfred MacAdam<p>Issue 119, Summer 1991<p>Though small in stature and well into his seventies, Octavio Paz, with his piercing eyes, gives the impression of being a much younger man. In his poetry and his prose works, which are both erudite and intensely political, he recurrently takes up …

Paris Review - José Saramago, The Art of Fiction No. 155

Interviewed by Donzelina Barroso<p>Issue 149, Winter 1998<p>José Saramago, ca. 1986<p>On October 8, 1998, after several years on the unofficial short list, José Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature—the first Portuguese writer to be so decorated. Asked his thoughts on receiving the prize, he …

Paris Review - Tom Wolfe, The Art of Fiction No. 123

Interviewed by George Plimpton<p>Issue 118, Spring 1991<p>One of Tom Wolfe’s favorite restaurants in New York City is the Isle of Capri on the East Side, specializing, as one might expect, in Italian cuisine; indeed, the menu does not condescend to non-Italian speaking customers: an extensive list of …

Paris Review - Paul Auster, The Art of Fiction No. 178

Interviewed by Michael Wood<p>Issue 167, Fall 2003<p>In 1985, after seventeen New York publishers had rejected <i>City of Glass</i>, the lead novella in The New York Trilogy, it was published by Sun and Moon Press in San Francisco. The other two novellas, <i>Ghosts</i> and <i>The Locked Room</i>, came out the next year. Paul …

Both Sides of Your Brain, Both Sides of the Pond

By The Paris Review July 2, 2014<p><b>The Paris Review</b> is where America goes for the best in new fiction; <b>The London Review of Books</b> is where Europe goes for bold critical essays. Now, for a limited time only, you can receive a year of <i>The London Review of Books</i> and <i>The Paris Review</i> for $60. Bring your …

Paris Review - Umberto Eco, The Art of Fiction No. 197

Interviewed by Lila Azam Zanganeh<p>Issue 185, Summer 2008<p>The first time I called Umberto Eco, he was sitting at his desk in his seventeenth-century manor in the hills outside Urbino, near the Adriatic coast of Italy. He sang the virtues of his <i>bellissima</i> swimming pool, but suspected I might have …

The Sartorial Kafka

By Dan Piepenbring July 3, 2014<p>Fashion & Style<p><i>Kafka was born on this day in 1883.</i><p>Kafka before 1900.<p>But while I thought I was distinguishing myself—I had no other motive than the desire to distinguish myself and my joy in making an impression and in the impression itself—it was only as a result of …

Paris Review - Alberto Moravia, The Art of Fiction No. 6

Interviewed by Anna Maria de Dominicis & Ben Johnson<p>Issue 6, Summer 1954<p>Alberto Moravia, 1954.<p>Via dell’Oca lies just off the Piazza del Popolo. A curiously shaped street, it opens out midway to form a largo, tapering at either end, in its brief, cobbled passage from the Lungotevere to a side of …

Paris Review - Jorge Luis Borges, The Art of Fiction No. 39

Interviewed by Ronald Christ<p>Issue 40, Winter-Spring 1967<p>Jorge Luis Borges. Photographer unknown.<p>This interview was conducted in July 1966, in conversations I held with Borges at his office in the Biblioteca Nacional, of which he is the director. The room, recalling an older Buenos Aires, is not …

Paris Review - Jean Cocteau, The Art of Fiction No. 34

Interviewed by William Fifield<p>Issue 32, Summer-Fall 1964<p>Jean Cocteau’s self portrait.<p>A collector had a house full of horrible things. “Do you like these?” Cocteau finally asked. “No. But my parents missed the chance of buying the impressionists cheap because they didn’t like them. I buy only what I …

Paris Review - Arthur Miller, The Art of Theater No. 2

Interviewed by Olga Carlisle and Rose Styron<p>Issue 38, Summer 1966<p>Arthur Miller.<p>Arthur Miller’s white farmhouse is set high on the border of the roller-coaster hills of <i></i>Roxbury and Woodbury, in Connecticut’s Litchfield County. The author, brought up in Brooklyn and Harlem, is now a county man. His …

Paris Review - Ernest Hemingway, The Art of Fiction No. 21

Interviewed by George Plimpton<p>Issue 18, Spring 1958<p>Ernest Hemingway, ca. 1939. Photograph by Lloyd Arnold<p>HEMINGWAY<p>You go to the races?<p>INTERVIEWER<p>Yes, occasionally.<p>HEMINGWAY<p>Then you read the Racing Form ... There you have the true art of fiction.<p>—Conversation in a Madrid café, May 1954<p>Ernest …

Paris Review - Truman Capote, The Art of Fiction No. 17

Interviewed by Pati Hill<p>Issue 16, Spring-Summer 1957<p>Sketch by Rosalie Seidler, 1957.<p>Truman Capote lives in a big yellow house in Brooklyn Heights, which he has recently restored with the taste and elegance that is generally characteristic of his undertakings. As I entered he was head and shoulders …

Paris Review - Pablo Neruda, The Art of Poetry No. 14

Interviewed by Rita Guibert<p>Issue 51, Spring 1971<p>Pablo Neruda, ca. 1956<p>“I have never thought of my life as divided between poetry and politics,” Pablo Neruda said in his September 30, 1969, acceptance speech as the Chilean Communist Party candidate for the presidency. “I am a Chilean who for decades …

Paris Review - Julio Cortázar, The Art of Fiction No. 83

Interviewed by Jason Weiss<p>Issue 93, Fall 1984<p>When Julio Cortázar died of cancer in February 1984 at the age of sixty-nine, the Madrid newspaper <i>El Pais</i> hailed him as one of Latin America’s greatest writers and over two days carried eleven full pages of tributes, reminiscences, and farewells.<p>Though …

Paris Review - John Irving, The Art of Fiction No. 93

Interviewed by Ron Hansen<p>Issue 100, Summer-Fall 1986<p>John Irving, ca. 2010. Photograph by Jost Hindersmann<p>John Irving was interviewed in the cramped back room of his otherwise large and luxurious apartment in Manhattan. A jump rope hangs on the door, a heavy set of weights “is always in the way” on …

Paris Review - Milan Kundera, The Art of Fiction No. 81

Interviewed by Christian Salmon<p>Issue 92, Summer 1984<p>Milan Kundera, ca. 1980. Photograph by Elisa Cabot<p>This interview is a product of several encounters with Milan Kundera in Paris in the fall of 1983. Our meetings took place in his attic apartment near Montparnasse. We worked in the small room that …

Paris Review - Gabriel García Márquez, The Art of Fiction No. 69

Interviewed by Peter H. Stone<p>Issue 82, Winter 1981<p>Gabriel García Márquez was interviewed in his studio/office located just behind his house in San Angel Inn, an old and lovely section, full of the spectacularly colorful flowers of Mexico City. The studio is a short walk from the main house. A low …

Neurociencia y el origen cerebral del mal: nuevas claves

Imagen: Thinkstock. Fuente: MIT.<p>La filósofa Hannah Arendt, en su estudio sobre Otto Adolf Eichmann (el teniente coronel de las SS nazis responsable …

Descubren el "interruptor" de la consciencia humana en el cerebro

Investigadores de la <b>Universidad George Washington</b> informaron haber descubierto el “interruptor de encendido y apagado” de la consciencia humana.<p>En lo …

Media hora de formación musical... y nuestro cerebro funcionará como el de un músico

La música, el lenguaje y el ritmo están íntimamente relacionados. Imagen: Nina Kraus. Fuente: Northwestern University.<p>Un estudio sobre patrones …

Vibraciones cuánticas neuronales respaldan una controvertida teoría de la conciencia

Un cerebro modelado por ordenador. Fuente: Human Brain Project.<p>En los años 90 del siglo XX, dos científicos, Sir Roger Penrose (Profesor Emérito de …

Crean dos 'gatos de Schrödinger' que pueden estar en 103 estados cuánticos a la vez

Representación de los estados (modos de fase e intensidad) en que se pueden encontrar los fotones entrelazados. Fuente: PNAS.<p>Los estados en los que …