Argentina

Ema the Captive

Ema the Captive

Aira, César ; Andrews, Chris
In nineteenth-century Argentina, Ema, a delicate woman of indeterminate origins, is captured by soldiers and taken, along with with her newborn babe, to live as a concubine in a crude fort on the...
December 6, 2016
Paperback
New Directions Publishing Corporation
$14.95
How I Became a Nun

How I Became a Nun

Aira, César ; Andrews, Chris
The idea of the Native American living in perfect harmony with nature is one of the most cherished contemporary myths. But how truthful is this larger-than-life image? According to anthropologist...
February 28, 2007
Paperback
New Directions Publishing Corporation
$13.95
The Linden Tree

The Linden Tree

Aira, César ; Andrews, Chris

A delightful fictional memoir about César Aira's small hometown. The narrator, born the same year and now living in the same great city (Buenos Aires) as César Aira, could be the author himself....

April 24, 2018
Paperback
New Directions Publishing Corporation
128 Pages
$13.95
Varamo

Varamo

Aira, César ; Andrews, Chris
Unmistakably the work of César Aira, Varamo is about the day in the life of a hapless government employee who, after wandering around all night after being paid by the Ministry in...
February 22, 2012
Paperback
New Directions Publishing Corporation
$12.95
The Wind That Lays Waste

The Wind That Lays Waste

Almada, Selva

A taut, lyrical portrait of four people thrown together on a single day in rural Argentina

The Wind That Lays Waste

begins in the great pause before a storm. Reverend...

July 9, 2019
Paperback
Graywolf Press
136 Pages
$15.00
Dead Girls

Dead Girls

Almada, Selva ; McDermott, Ann
  • A timely work of unsettling journalistic fiction that focuses on the apathy towards gender violence and femicide that exists in Argentina.
  • Considered a precursor to the #NiUnaMenos...
  • September 3, 2020
    Paperback
    Charco Press
    170 Pages
    $15.95
    The Seven Madmen

    The Seven Madmen

    Arlt, Roberto ; Cortazar, Juli
    A weird wonder of Argentine and modern literature and a crucial work for Julio Cortázar, The Seven Madmen begins when its hapless and hopeless hero, Erdosain, is dismissed from his job as a...
    December 22, 2015
    Paperback
    New York Review of Books
    272 Pages
    $15.95
    Tender Is the Flesh

    Tender Is the Flesh

    Bazterrica, Agustina ; Moses,
    Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans--though no one calls them that anymore.

    His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia...

    August 4, 2020
    Paperback
    $16.00
    Little Black Lies

    Little Black Lies

    Bolton, Sharon

    In such a small community as the Falkland Islands, a missing child is unheard of. In such a dangerous landscape it can only be a terrible tragedy, surely...

    When another child goes missing,...

    April 12, 2016
    Paperback
    Minotaur Books
    368 Pages
    $26.99
    On Argentina

    On Argentina

    Borges, Jorge Luis ; Levine, S

    A literary guide to Argentina by its most famous writer

    Jorge Luis Borges wrote about Argentina as only someone passionate about his homeland can. On Argentina reveals...

    June 29, 2010
    Paperback
    Penguin Group
    167 Pages
    $16.00

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