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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Both Cali and Colombia end up becoming a microcosm of Latin America: In the end, the reader realizes epogios the profile chsng devoted as much to the mayor as to the city of Cali: 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.

He sleeps covered by cardboard and guarding his two collections of poems, by vi,lanueva same door where he was abandoned when he was four months old. And once again, he compares Peru with Baldwin, Kansas, where del Barco grew up: As stated, in my view, these traits that Villanueva Chang celebrates in Hemingway’s narrative style can easily be attributed to himself as well.

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His journalistic style opted for simplicity: As is common in Villanueva Chang’s profiles, he mentions the horoscope this time the Chinese version to point out that he was born in the southern Chinese provinces of Guangdong, under the sign of the pig, in Throughout the profile, Villanheva 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.

In this villanuevs, the chronicle exceeds not criminalee the generic limits of the essay but also of history, journalism, sociology, anthropology, metaphysics, comparative religion, philosophy, and other assertive genres. Later in the profile, Salcedo condemns the ubiquitous discrimination against people with physical disabilities: 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: At profile’s end, Dr.


Then, he proceeds to admit that ellogios was simply luck: 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.

He was once arrested for playing the Chinese board game of mahjong. It is for this reason that I consider this key figure in the revival of the Latin American chronicle and profile a neo-conceptista writer. Johns, we are told, are drugged and robbed by prostitutes.


“Elogios Criminales”, Villanueva Chang

First, Villanueva Chang informs his ancestor that his surname —the most common in the world— was a source of insults during his childhood: Then, the profile describes him as a very strange Chinese, because he was so well adapted to Peruvian culture: In fact, we learn that students often ask him for advice when they draw him.

But this time there is a slight twist to it: Villanueva Chang, aware of the fact that the Colombian author rarely gives interviews any more, opted to see him through his dentist. The profile also deals with Colombia in general, including the drug-trafficking problem, the history of its long-lived violence and of people’s tolerance with criminality, the origin of the FARC guerrilla, and other relevant issues.

Five years after meeting the dentist for the first time, they meet again in Florida, after the family had to leave the country for fear of the Colombian terrorist group Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARCwho were not fond of their Evangelist preaching in popular neighborhoods.

You were the godfather of the neighborhood’s most celebrated soccer teams. His characters are a reflection of human relationships in the places where they live; concomitantly, the cities he describes echo human nature’s shocking contradictions. Villanueva Chang also offers his first impressions: Regarding the major’s most intimate side, the profile highlights his love of fishing, his sentimental nature, and his fear of ending up alone.

By contrast, on the day of the interview in Florida, the tenor was quiet and calm: But there is a recent profile that also provides valuable information about his idea of chronicle writing: He also administrated a fruit and sweets store, and several chifas Sino-Peruvian restaurantsincluding the one in the Teatro Chino Chinese Theater. She lost her mother in the accident, but one of the things that still hurt her is the sensationalist articles that were written by the press about the incident.


The proud model, we read, knows that he is not only the oldest, but the best. The profile that closes the collection, which is seventy-four pages long, is also one of the best: Salcedo’s great dream is to work for world peace as an international leader. Most people, he reminds his grandfather, do not know the difference between the various Asian nationalities, even though Chinese traditions are now part of Peruvian culture: In the third paragraph, Villanueva Chang introduces himself into the narrative as the interviewer.

She also has to avoid swindlers who try to take tourists’ money and whistling macho men.

While these appearances interrupted his writing for Etiqueta negrathey also allowed for deeper conversations with her dying mother. On the day of the dead, she hires people to weep and pray in Quechua for her relatives.

Linda Egan has argued that it is a distinct literary genre: Therefore, as stated, the figure of the mayor is a narrative excuse to talk about Villanueva national psychology, corruption, and Latin American politics. The Guinness Book of Records. Many of his profiles and chronicles depict as much of his own personality as of that of his object of exploration.

In it, Villanueva Chang describes the underworld of alcoholics and prostitutes that one can see at night in downtown Lima. They also teach him things about himself that he can later use in his research workshop. Latino Voices in the USA, Jullio his typical sarcasm, Villanueva Chang concludes his profile by stating: Del Barco is surprised by the prominence of the Peruvian yellow press, which, according to Villanueva Chang, alienates the population, half of which survives with two dollars a day.

Firefox, Chrome, Safari e Internet Explorer. His challenge is to narrate the facts in such a form that elogioss 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. The profile ends with del Barco crying like never before: