Saturday, June 4, 2011

Ricardo Piglia

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Ricardo Piglia (born on November 24, 1941 in Adrogué and raised in Mar del Plata) is one of the foremost contemporary Argentine writers,[1]known equally for his fiction (several collections of short stories; the novels "Artificial Respiration", 1980; "The Absent City", 1992; "Burnt Money", 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". He currently teaches Latin American literature at Princeton UniversityUnited States.



  • 1986 Criticism and Fiction (Crítica y ficción)
  • 1993 "Argentina in Pieces" ("La Argentina en pedazos")
  • 1999 Brief Forms (Formas breves)
  • 2000 Dictionary of the Novel of Macedonio Fernández (Diccionario de la novela de Macedonio Fernández)
  • 2005 The Last Reader (El último lector)


  • 1980 "Artificial Respiration" (Respiración artificial)
  • 1992 "The Absent City" (La ciudad ausente)
  • 1997 "Burnt Money" (Plata Quemada)
  • 2010 "Nocturnal Target" (Blanco nocturno)

[edit]Short story collections

  • 1967 The Invasion (La Invasión)
  • 1975 "Assumed Name"(Nombre Falso)
  • 1988 "Perpetual Prison" (Prisión perpetua)
  • 1995 "Moral Tales" (Cuentos morales)


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