Books set in Argentina (76)


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A fúria : E outros contos by Silvina Ocampo PT

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Os contos de Silvina Ocampo — monstruosos, insólitos, perturbadores, sinistros, irreais — são o tesouro mais bem guardado da literatura latino-americana do século XX. Finalmente vemos chegar ao Brasil um livro de Silvina Ocampo, que está entre os escritores mais surpreendentes e intensos do continente. Publicado em 1959, A fúria é considerado “o mais ocampiano” dos livros de Silvina, obra em que a autora encontra sua voz única e inaugura seu universo alucinado. “Nos seus contos há algo que não consigo compreender: um estranho amor por certa crueldade inocente e oblíqua”, escreveu o amigo Jorge... continue

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A Perfect Cemetery by Federico Falco EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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The mountains of Argentina pulse with life in these disarming stories of people radically reinventing themselves--to find love and connection, to escape their pasts, to offer a way out of the banalities of sorrow and loss in the present.

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A Simple Story : Dancing for His Life by Leila Gierriero EN

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'Everything in him seemed to shout this is what I am made of: there is nothing that I cannot do.' The Malambo is no ordinary dance. A murderous feat of endurance, it inspires fear and awe in the young working-class men who dance it. Whoever is crowned Champion at the annual competition in the remote Argentinian town of Laborde is treated as a demigod for the rest of his life - yet once he wins, he must never perform again. Twenty-eight-year-old Rodolfo, who grew up poor and hungry in a flat with a leaking tin roof, has dreamed of winning at Laborde ever since he was a boy. Journalist Leila Gue... continue


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Adán Buenosayres by Leopoldo Marechal ES

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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Un viaje de la oscuridad hacia la luz. Planteado como un viaje de la oscuridad hacia la luz, que se inicia con el despertar metafísico de Adán y su afán por trascender esa tristeza "que nace de lo múltiple", Adán Buenosayres registra cada paso de ese itinerario y, por reflejo, cada uno de los personajes y vicisitudes del mundo que rodea al protagonista, como una verdadera epopeya integral del espíritu. En ese mosaico, ambientado en la Buenos Aires de la década de 1920, aparecen la estética o el debate de ideas (en la tertulia li... continue

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All My Goodbyes by Mariana Dimopulos EN

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This highly acclaimed contemporary Argentinian novel is the first in Giramondo’s Literature of the South series, featuring innovative fiction and non-fiction by writers of the southern hemisphere. It is translated from the Spanish by Australian translator Alice Whitmore. All My Goodbyes is a novel told in overlapping vignettes, which follow the travels of a young Argentinian woman across Europe (Málaga, Madrid, Heidelberg, Berlin) and back to Argentina (Buenos Aires, Patagonia) as she flees from situation to situation, job to job, and relationship to relationship. Within the complexity of the ... continue

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Bad Girls : A Novel by Camila Sosa Villada EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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Gritty and unflinching, yet also tender, fantastical, and funny, a trans woman’s tale about finding a community on the margins. In Sarmiento Park, the green heart of Córdoba, a group of trans sex workers make their nightly rounds. When a cry comes from the dark, their leader, the 178-year-old Auntie Encarna, wades into the brambles to investigate and discovers a baby half dead from the cold. She quickly rallies the pack to save him, and they adopt the child into their fascinating surrogate family as they have so many other outcasts, including Camila. Sheltered in Auntie Encarna’s fabled pink h... continue

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Ben en el mundo by Doris May Lessing ES

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
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Doris Lessing retoma la inquietante narración iniciada en El quinto hijo sobre la vida de Ben Lovatt, un niño simiesco e inclasificable que al nacer quebró la paz de su modélica familia inglesa. Triste conocedor de la aversión y el rechazo desde pequeño, en Ben en el mundo nos encontramos ya a un adulto que ha experimentado el duro aprendizaje de la marginación social moderna: el mundo de los sin techo, los indocumentados, los despreciados. Ben es al mismo tiempo vulnerable y peligroso, potencialmente violento y dependiente de la aprobació... continue

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Beyond Babylon by Igiaba Scego EN

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Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
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"Describes Argentina's horrific dirty war, the chaotic final years of brutal dictatorship in Somalia, and the modern-day excesses of Italy's right-wing politics through the words of two half-sisters, their mothers, and the elusive father who ties their stories together"--

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Brickmakers by Selva Almada EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Pájaro Tamai and Marciano Miranda, two young men, are dying in a deserted amusement park. The story begins almost at its end, just a little after the two main characters have faced off in a knife fight: the culmination of a rivalry that has pitted them against one another since childhood. The present in Brickmakers is a state of impending death, at moments marked by oneiric visions: Marciano is visited by the ghost of his father, who was murdered when he was a teenager, a father he had sworn to avenge, in a promise he could not keep. Pájaro is also visited, in a recurring nightma... continue