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Assumed Name

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Complete translation of Nombre falso, for which Sergio Gabriel Waisman earned a Eugene M. Kayden Meritorious Achievement Award in 1995. Given the stature of Piglia's writing and its potential interest to English-language scholars and students of contemporary Argentine literature, one wishes for mor
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Latin American Literary Review Press (first published December 1975)
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Will
Amazing collection, worth the price of digging out an old copy of this incredible book just to read the story "The Madwoman and the Story of the Crime" and the novella "Assumed Name." Unbelievable writer. So excited to publish his incredible novel Blanco Nocturno next fall!

"'Words. Truth is not afraid of words. It's like death: when it arrives, you have to receive it such as it is. Sometimes truth is terrible, I know it well.'"
Sebastian Uribe
Cuentos magistrales de un autor argentino imprescindible. Textos que parecen oscilar entre la crónica y el ensayo por momentos. Un homenaje a Roberto Arlt. Crítica a los críticos. Las miserias humanas expuestas de sutil manera. Diálogos inolvidables. Hay tantas cosas que se pueden decir de este libro....
Carlos
Una colección de varios cuentos cortas del principio de la carrera de Piglia. En general, son bastante buenos, pero la verdadera joya es el que da titulo a la colección. "Nombre falso" es una narrative del descubrimiento de un nuevo manuscrito de Roberto Arlt, en que la ficción y la no-ficción se mezclan libremente. El resultado es una intersección genial de las influencias de Arlt y Borges, la clase de experiencia que puede cambiar como une lee ficción.
Julie
Really liked this one a lot. The titular novella was my favorite. Definitely going to have to reread and take notes in order to let all the themes sink in more fully. Love the Borges-Arlt fanboy homage!
Pablo Paz
buenisimas todas las historias, la parte dedicada a Roberto Arlt es bien interesante.
Jordi Via
Sólo por el relato que da título a este libro ya merece una buena puntuación.
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Ricardo Piglia is one of the foremost contemporary Argentine writers, known equally for his fiction (several collections of short stories; the novels "Artificial Respiration", 1980; "The Absent City", 1992; "Money to Burn", 1997) and his criticism (1986 "Criticism and Fiction", 1999 "Brief Forms", 2005 "The Last Reader".
Piglia has received a number of awards, including the "Premio Iberoamericano d
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