Thursday, October 18, 2007

Irresistible new word of the day - Neogauchesque.

Who knew? I do try to keep up with neologisms - and frequently ask my friend Michael about puzzling technology acronyms - such as DS and ABFT.(probably not American Board of Forensic Technology or Atlantic Bluefin Tuna - see this link but possibly, in the context of "books on tape/iPod"something to do with a new domain name ABFT that is for sale? According to Technorati, " There are no posts in English with some authority tagged ABFT ."

But this bio for (and by?) Marcello Ballve, who reviewed and praised new books by author Tao Lin in "Literature is Inside of Life Just Like a Tree is Inside of Life," caught my eye more than the review:
Marcelo Ballvé was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975. In 1982 he left with his family to live in Atlanta, Georgia. In the late 1980s he also lived in Caracas, Venezuela and Mexico City. He has a degree in history from Brown University and a journalism degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He worked as a journalist in Brazil and the Caribbean and now lives in Buenos Aires. He devotes himself to neogauchesque literature and metajournalism and occasionally publishes essays on books, music, art, cities and nature. He has a multilingual blog called Sancho’s Panza where he very slowly digests readings and learnings.
A Google search for "neogauchesque" turns up only one other mention in a somewhat confusing blog post about Ecuador, writing, the Episcopal church and other items.



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