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    Argentina Ricardo Piglia (1941-2017)

    Can't fucking stand this anymore. So many losses lately, this one huge for myself and for sure to many Spanish language readers. So, so sad.

    http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/20...rno_rsoc=FB_CM

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    A very sad loss indeed. Piglia was very ill suffering from ALS and had a fatal heart attack this afternoon. He was probably the most respected writer in Argentina of the post Borges generation. After a relatively silent period, Piglia began to publish his diaries with great success. It's been a tragic month for Argentine letters, after the deaths of Alberto Laiseca (1941-2016) and Andrés Rivera (1928-2016), also very prestigious writers.

    http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1973661-murio-ricardo-piglia

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    First time I've heard about Andrés Rivera. I want to read Laiseca's El Gusano Máximo de la Vida Misma, but it's impossible to find in México.

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    Rivera was amazing; he was a cult figure in the Argentine literary world. Read the following profile:

    http://www.revistaanfibia.com/cronic...ero-al-procer/

    I recommend La Revolución es un Sueño Eterno, El Amigo de Baudelaire and El Farmer, all had to do with controversial historical figures. He published with Alfaguara so maybe you can get his books in México.

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    Gracias Stiffelio. Lo leeré con mayor detenimiento en la PC. Dudo mucho encontrar sus libros aquí. Alfaguara tiene una pésima distribución de autores sudamericanos que no sean los famosos de siempre.

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