Argentinean Fiction in Translation

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The Woman from Uruguay by Pedro Mairal (transl. Jennifer Croft): One day in the life

I’m not sure what it was that attracted me to Pedro Mairal’s The Woman from Uruguay. Perhaps it was simply that it’s a novella or that I’ve not read anything by a Latin American writer for some time. Whatever it was I’m glad I decided to read it. This short piece of fiction reads almost …

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The Wind That Lays Waste by Selva Almada (transl. Chris Andrews): Spreading the word

Argentinian writer Selva Almada’s The Wind That Lays Waste is published by Charco Press, a small publisher set up by Carolina Orloff and Samuel McDowell to champion Latin American literature in the English-speaking world. Orloff’s a translator which is perhaps why Chris Andrews’ name appears on the book’s cover, just as it should. I wish …

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