Ricardo Piglia


Born
in Adrogué, Argentina
November 24, 1941

Died
January 06, 2017

Genre

Influences


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 de las Letras 2005", "Premio Planeta 1997", and "Premio Casa de las Américas 1967".

Piglia resided for a number of years in the United States, where he taught Latin American literature at Princeton University, but in 2011, after retirement, he decided to return with his wife to his home country.

In 2013 he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral scler
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“La ausencia era eso. Un lugar que uno conoce y recuerda de memoria, como si fuera una foto, donde uno falta.”
Ricardo Piglia, La invasión

“A body is a body, but only voices are capable of love”
Ricardo Piglia, The Absent City

“Surgió ahí la idea de que el dinero es inocente, aunque haya sido resultado de la muerte y el crimen, no puede considerarse culpable sino más bien neutral, un signo que sirve según el uso que cada uno le quiera dar.
Y también la idea de que la plata quemada era un ejemplo de locura asesina. Sólo locos y asesinos y bestias sin moral pueden ser tan cínicos y tan criminales como para quemar quinientos mil dólares. Este acto (según los diarios) era peor que los crímenes que habían cometido, porque era un acto nihilista y un ejemplo de terrorismo puro.”
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