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13 popular uruguayan 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 Uruguay. 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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Cantoras : A novel by Carolina De Robertis EN

Rating: 5     3 Votes
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In defiance of the brutal military government that took power in Uruguay in the 1970s, and under which homosexuality is a dangerous transgression, five women miraculously find one another—and, together, an isolated cape that they claim as their own. Over the next thirty-five years, they travel back and forth from this secret sanctuary, sometimes together, sometimes in pairs, with lovers in tow or alone. Throughout it all, they will be tested repeatedly—by their families, lovers, society, and one another—as they fight to live authentic lives. A groundbreaking, genre-defining work, Cantoras is a... continue

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Child's Play by Carmen Posadas EN

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Luisa Davila is an established Spanish mystery writer who decides that her detective's next case will involve the suspicious death of a child at an elite private day school. However, following the death of one of her daughter's schoolmates, Luisa is troubled by memories of her own past.

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Jungle Tales by Horacio Quiroga, Arthur Livingston EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
Horacio Silvestre Quiroga Forteza (31 December 1878 – 19 February 1937) was an Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer. He wrote stories which, in their jungle settings, use the supernatural and the bizarre to show the struggle of man and animal to survive. He also excelled in portraying mental illness and hallucinatory states. His influence can be seen in the Latin American magic realism of Gabriel García Márquez and the postmodern surrealism of Julio Cortázar.Translator: Arthur Livingston
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La Azotea by Fernanda Trías ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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Empezamos allí donde terminamos: ¿qué ha ocurrido en este apartamento en ruinas, separado del mundo exterior?

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La vida breve by Juan Carlos Onetti ES

Rating: 3     2 Votes
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La vida breve is the novel that introduces Santa Maria, the mythical land in Onettian narrative. Brausens wife was crippled after a complicated surgery. To make up for the void left by her forgotten caresses, he creates stories. He dreams up Santa Maria and the life of Doctor Diaz Grey. He listens to a conversation between a man and a woman, happening on the other side of a wall, he imagines their gestures, their feelings. He wants to break the barriers of imagination, he wants to become another.



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Open Veins of Latin America

Open Veins of Latin America : Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent by Eduardo Galeano EN

Rating: 4     4 Votes
Description:
Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hi... continue

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Pink Slime by Fernanda Trías EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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Winner of the Uruguayan National Literature Prize for Fiction, the Bartolomé-Hidalgo Fiction Prize, and the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Literature Prize. A port city is in the grips of an ecological crisis. The river has filled with toxic algae, and a deadly 'red wind' blows through its streets; much of the coast has been evacuated as the wealthy migrate inland to safety, leaving the rest to shelter in abandoned houses as blackouts and food shortages abound. The unnamed narrator is one of those who has stayed. She spends her days trying to disentangle herself from the two relationships that had ... continue



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