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Best Books About Argentina

Recommendations from 8 articles, Richard Branson, Naval Ravikant, Tom Holland and 4 others.
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The Argentina Reader
History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers)
Gabriela Nouzeilles - 2002-12-25
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Excessively European, refreshingly European, not as European as it looks, struggling to overcome a delusion that it is European. Argentina—in all its complexity—has often been obscured by variations of the "like Europe and not like the rest of Latin America" cliché. The Argentina Reader deliberately breaks from that viewpoint. This essential introd...
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In Patagonia
40th Anniversary Edition
Bruce Chatwin - 2017-11-28 (first published in 1977)
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When Bruce Chatwin’s In Patagonia was published in 1977 it heralded the arrival of a startling new talent in British literature. Critics were surprised and spellbound by a story of an adventure which blurred the boundaries between travel writing, biography, history and memoir. All readers recognised its timeless quality – Auberon Waugh went as far ...
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Richard Branson
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Ficciones
Jorge Luis Borges - 1994-02-01 (first published in 1944)
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The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate the whirlwind of Borges's genius and mirror the precision and potency of his intellect and inventiveness, his piercing irony, his skepticism, and his obsession with fantasy. Borges sends us on a journey into a compelling, bizarre, and profoundly resonant realm; we enter the fearful sphere of Pascal's ab...
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Naval Ravikant
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Hopscotch
A Novel (Pantheon Modern Writers Series)
Julio Cortazar - 1987-02-12 (first published in 1963)
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Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he work...
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Alive
Piers Paul Read - 2005-07-05 (first published in 1974)
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#1 New York Times Bestseller“No one will come away unmoved by the book, and no one will be able to put it down…. There is no way of reading Alive without a heightened sense of one’s own life and its value.” — New RepublicSixteen Men, Seventy-Two Days, and Insurmountable Odds—the Classic Adventure of Survival in the AndesOn October 12, 1972, an Urug...
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My Fathers' Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain
A Novel
Patricio Pron - 2014-03-11 (first published in 2011)
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The anticipated American debut of one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists: a daring, deeply affecting novel about the secrets buried in the past of an Argentine family. A young writer, living abroad, makes the journey home to South America to say good-bye to his dying father. In his parents’ house, he finds a cache of documents—articl...
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A Quiet Flame
A Bernie Gunther Novel
Philip Kerr - 2010-02-23 (first published in 2008)
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Bernie Gunther returns to trail a serial killer in 1950's Buenos Aires When he introduced Bernie Gunther in the original Berlin Noir trilogy, Philip Kerr immediately established himself as a thriller writer on par with Raymond Chandler. His new Bernie Gunther novels have won him comparisons with Alan Furst, John le Carré, and Graham Greene. A Quiet...
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Lewis Cantley
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Enduring Patagonia
Gregory Crouch - 2002-10-08 (first published in 2001)
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Patagonia is a strange and terrifying place, a vast tract of land shared by Argentina and Chile where the violent weather spawned over the southern Pacific charges through the Andes with gale-force winds, roaring clouds, and stinging snow. Squarely athwart the latitudes known to sailors as the roaring forties and furious fifties, Patagonia is a lan...
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Angels with Dirty Faces
How Argentinian Soccer Defined a Nation and Changed the Game Forever
Jonathan Wilson - 2016-08-23
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The Masterful, Definitive History of Argentinian Soccer Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Alfredo Di St'fano: in every generation Argentina has uncovered a uniquely brilliant soccer talent. Perhaps it's because the country lives and breathes the game, its theories, and its myths. Argentina's rich, volatile history -- by turns sublime and ruthlessly pra...
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Tom Holland
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The Tunnel
Ernesto Sabato - 2012-06-26 (first published in 1948)
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One of the great short novels of the twentieth century—in an edition marking the 100th anniversary of the author's birth.An unforgettable psychological novel of obsessive love, The Tunnel was championed by Albert Camus, Thomas Mann, and Graham Greene upon its publication in 1948 and went on to become an international bestseller. At its center is an...
The Secret in Their Eyes by Eduardo Sacheri
The Gaucho Martin Fierro UNESCO Collection of Representative Works by Jose Hernandez