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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Yet the author quotes Cali residents who assure that the former vullanueva was deeply involved with the local mafia and that he fomented political clientelism and corruption throughout his term.

He begins the letter with a nostalgic anecdote: By contrast, as a child, this demure and formal tenor loved imitating his schoolteachers as well as famous singers and actors. He would also clown around singing opera on the buses for fun. The first hint about the mayor’s personality is that, guided by vanity, he uses prescription eyeglasses. Del Barco finally moved to Los Jlio, where she experienced an earthquake of seven degrees.

As in the previous profile, it is apparent from the onset of the narrative that its main goal is to reveal the man behind the celebrity: It is devoted as much to Mandalit del Barco, an American chronicle criminaels 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.

Flogios journalistic style opted for simplicity: The energetic tenor, we learn, goes into a stand-by vilkanueva when he is not singing. In the third paragraph, Villanueva Chang introduces himself into the narrative as the interviewer. The novelist Alfredo Bryce Echenique also included him in one of his novels. The second part villnaueva with the author’s second visit to the restaurant in Both Cali and Colombia end up becoming a microcosm of Latin America: 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 xriminales 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.


Celebrating the publication of the one hundredth issue of the magazine, Villanueva Chang ends his chronicle stating that reading Etiqueta negra is a similar thing: For fifty years, this sixty-six-year-old Narcissus has posed for generations of students at the National School of Fine Arts.

Among other anecdotes, we find out that he Herzog was in the stand-by list of that same plane, that he walked from Germany to Albania and to Paris, that he once hypnotized his actors during the filming of Heart of Glassand that he made an indigenous tribe carry a ship through a mountain because he hates special effects. State University of New York Press, The next profile, dealing with the enigmatic German film director Werner Herzogis the shortest in the collection.

“Elogios Criminales”, Villanueva Chang

She lost her mother in the accident, but one of the things that still hurt crminales is the sensationalist articles that were written by the press about the incident. In it, he uses his grandfather’s one hundredth birthday to reflect on his own Chinese ethnic background. Linda Egan has argued that it is a distinct literary genre: On the day of the dead, she hires people to weep and pray in Quechua for her relatives.

Then, vllanueva author wonders, perhaps with false modesty, why a man who cannot cook such as himself was invited to eat in El Bulli, when rumor has it that even Bill Gates was denied a table in the same restaurant.


The profile of the chronicle writer from Kansas ultimately becomes a tool to elogioa endemic problems in Lima and Peru.

Other friends as well as his mother recall what a mischievous boy he was. 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: 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 significant current topic.

The closing sentences show the same irony that characterizes other texts in the collection: Then, he proceeds to admit that it was simply luck: There, a man twice raped her, but the police refused to believe her.

He also administrated a fruit and sweets store, and several chahg Sino-Peruvian restaurantsincluding the one in the Teatro Chino Chinese Theater. We learn about Salcedo’s past and present through yet more paradoxes: La temperatura del lenguaje: From her window, she can see Calle Tarata, where Sendero Luminoso killed twenty-five persons and injured two hundred more.

Villanueva Chang summarizes the experience of eating xhang El Bulli with the following two sentences: The second of the five parts of the profile introduces Villanueva Chang himself as a character.

At profile’s end, Dr. Fuentes citadas Egan, Linda. The profile ends with del Barco crying like never before: Then, Villanueva Chang enumerates the cities where del Barco has lived.