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70 popular argentinian books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around South America Challenge" were written by authors from Argentina. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Eartheater by Dolores Reyes ES

Rating: 4     4 Votes
Description:
Electrifying and provocative, visceral and profound, a powerful literary debut novel about a young woman whose compulsion to eat earth gives her visions of murdered and missing people--an imaginative synthesis of mystery and magical realism that explores the dark tragedies of ordinary lives. Set in an unnamed slum in contemporary Argentina, Earth-eater is the story of a young woman who finds herself drawn to eating the earth--a compulsion that gives her visions of broken and lost lives. With her first taste of dirt, she learns the horrifying truth of her mother's death. Disturbed by what she w... continue

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El país imaginado by Eduardo Berti ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
Imbuida de una atmósfera mágica, de delicados elementos que prefiguran lo que ha de ser el país imaginado, esta bella historia nos traslada a una China de principios del siglo XX repleta de fantasmas, de bodas entre vivos y muertos, de supersticiones y ritos ancestrales. En medio de todo ello se encuentra la protagonista, una joven que vive atemorizada por el compromiso nupcial que para ella desean pactar sus padres y que, mientras, solo tiene ojos para la hija de un vendedor de pájaros ciego, la hermosísima Xiaomei, con quien inicia una tímida relación de amistad y dependencia. En sus citas e... continue

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El tiempo de las moscas by Claudia Piñeiro ES

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Inés sale en libertad, después de quince años presa por haber asesinado a Charo, la amante de su ex marido. Su vida ha cambiado, pero así también la sociedad: el avance del feminismo, las leyes de matrimonio igualitario y del aborto, el lenguaje inclusivo. Inés, una ama de casa tradicional y a quien la maternidad no le resultó algo feliz, entiende que debe ser práctica y adaptarse a la nueva realidad. Aunque le cueste. Se asocia con la única amiga que hizo dentro de la cárcel, la Manca, y ponen una empresa doble: ella se ... continue

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El Túnel by Ernesto Sábato ES

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Breve e intensa novela publicada en 1948, este logrado fruto de la denominada "literatura existencial" le dio a su autor un reconocimiento que traspasó las fronteras nacionales. Para quien todavía no la leyó, El túnel es la mejor introducción al universo prodigioso de Ernesto Sábato; para quien la conoce, un clásico de las letras del continente, una historia sobre el drama del hombre arrojado en el sinsentido más doloroso: la conciencia de la nada. El narrador describe una historia de amor y muerte en la que muestra la soledad ... continue


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Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro EN

Rating: 4     8 Votes
Description:
In a single day, a journey across Buenos Aires reveals a daughter to her mother, a mother to herself, and the oppressive weight of received ideas to women connected by a fleeting encounter, twenty years before.

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Enero by Sara Gallardo ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote

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Facundo : Civilization and Barbarism by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Description:
An educator and writer, Sarmiento was President of Argentina from 1868 to 1874. His Facundo is a study of the Argentine character, a prescription for the modernization of Latin America, and a protest against the tyranny of the government of Juan Manuel de Rosas (1835-1852). The book brings nineteenth-century Latin American history to life even as it raises questions still being debated today--questions regarding the "civilized" city versus the "barbaric" countryside, the treatment of indigenous and African populations, and the classically liberal plan of modernization.

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Fever Dream by Samanta Scweblin EN

Rating: 4     7 Votes
Description:
NOW A FEATURE FILM COMING SOON TO NETFLIX "Genius." —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize! Experience the blazing, surreal sensation of a fever dream... A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He's not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family. Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the... continue

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Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Description:
La primera parte, El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan (1941), reune el relato policial del mismo nombre, dos notas sobre libros imaginarios: Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius Y Examen de la obra de Herbert Quain, y cuatro cuentos de indole fantastica: Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote, Las ruinas circulares, La loteria de Babel.En la segunda parte, Artificios (1944), se incluyen, entre otros, La muerte y la brujula, de corte filosofico-policial; Funes el memorioso, metafora sobre el insomnio; Tema del traidor y d heroe, acerca de un mismo destino que pierde y que redime; y El Sur, cuento preferido d... continue


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