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The Scent of Buenos Aires: Stories (edition 2019)

by Hebe Uhart (Author), Maureen Shaughnessy (Translator)

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Title:The Scent of Buenos Aires: Stories
Authors:Hebe Uhart (Author)
Other authors:Maureen Shaughnessy (Translator)
Info:Archipelago (2019), 392 pages
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A disaster for me, unfortunately...Superficial characters, stories wandering aimlessly, soulless. An atrocious story was blatantly rude against Italy and, specifically, Naples. This isn't Literature...It's a badly-constructed attempt to appear different without saying anything at all. ( )
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From one of Argentina's greatest contemporary storytellers, The Scent of Buenos Aires gathers twenty-five of Hebe Uhart's most remarkable and incandescent short stories in English for the first time. The Scent of Buenos Aires offers the first book-length English translation of Uhart's work, drawing together her best vignettes of quotidian life- moments at the zoo, the hair salon, or a cacophonous homeowners association meeting. She writes in unconventional, understated syntax, constructing a delightfully specific perspective on life in South America. These stories are marked by sharp humor and wit- discreet and subtle, yet filled with eccentric and insightful characters. Uhart's narrators pose endearing questions about their lives and environments - one asks "Bees - do you know how industrious they are?" while another inquires, "Are we perhaps going to hell in a hand basket?"

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