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Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around South America Challenge" were written by authors from Argentina. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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A Perfect Cemetery by Federico Falco EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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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

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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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

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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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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Brickmakers by Selva Almada EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Pájaro Tamai and Marciano Miranda, two young men, are dying in a deserted amusement park. The story begins almost at its end, just a little after the two main characters have faced off in a knife fight: the culmination of a rivalry that has pitted them against one another since childhood. The present in Brickmakers is a state of impending death, at moments marked by oneiric visions: Marciano is visited by the ghost of his father, who was murdered when he was a teenager, a father he had sworn to avenge, in a promise he could not keep. Pájaro is also visited, in a recurring nightma... continue

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Ceremonia secreta / Secret Ceremony by Marco Denevi ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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La señorita Leonides se movió sobre su asiento del tranvia, tosió y se volvió hacia la persona ubicada a su lado. La muchachita la miraba fijamente, como a la espera de que sucediera algo. La señorita Leonides apartó la vista. Se sintió amenazada. Aquella joven había comenzado a envolvería, a comprometería, le trasvasaba una carga, un peligro. Hasta la coincidencia de estar vestidas de luto creaba entre ambas un misterioso vinculo que las separaba de los demás y las colocaba juntas y aparte. Pero nadie es llamado gratuitamente por el destino. La señorita Leonides aún no lo sabía, pero desde es... continue

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Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges EN

Rating: 5 (6 votes)
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For the first time in English, all the fiction by the writer who has been called “the greatest Spanish-language writer of our century” collected in a single volume A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition From Jorge Luis Borges’s 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display his talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language. Together these incomparable works comprise the perfect one-volume compendium for all those who h... continue


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