Books set in Argentina (47)


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A Perfect Cemetery by Federico Falco EN

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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

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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

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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

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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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Dislocations by Sylvia Molloy EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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How do you keep a friendship intact, when Alzheimer's has stolen the common ground of language, memory, and experience, that unites you? In brief, sharply drawn moments, Sylvia Molloy’s Dislocations records the gradual loss of a beloved friend, M.L., a disappearance in ways expected (forgotten names, forgotten moments) and painfully surprising (the reversion to a formal, proper Spanish from their previous shared vernacular). There are occasions of wonder, too—M.L. can no longer find the words to say she is dizzy, but can translate that message from Spanish to English, when it's passed along by... continue

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Eartheater by Dolores Reyes ES

Rating: 4     3 Votes
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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 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