Buenos Aires Noir

Buenos Aires Noir

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"Buenos Aires: city of contrasts, contradictions; always on the edge of chaos; in love with its own disorder despite the crude, transitory violence, the lack of law and order, the ubiquitously hurled insult, the thunderous boom of traffic, and honking, hurled curses. Its inhabitants love/hate the city. In the language of the port-dwellers, irony is currency. The multimillionaires of Puerto Madero deal in this irony with as fluently as the workers in the "misery cities," which is what we call the poorest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. This shared language comes from the mansions and the shanties that are built side by side, separate by nothing but a single street or railroad track--contradiction within eyesight. In the stories that make up this volume we glimpse what Buenos Aires really is: distinctive points of view, as well as the narrative potential of a city that has reinvented itself many times over. This collection highlights the relations between the social and economic classes--from their tensions, from their cruelties, and also from their love. Deep inside, inhabitants of Buenos Aires live this contradiction."--page 13.
Publisher: Brooklyn, New York : Akashic Books, [2017]
ISBN: 9781617755224
1617755222
Characteristics: 219 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part I. How to get away with... The dead wife / In©♭s Garland
Crochet / In©♭s Fern©Łndez Moreno
Ex Officio / Ariel Magnus
Fury of the worm / Alejandro Parisi
Part II: Crimes? or Misdemeanors? A face in the crowd / Pablo De Santis
Orange is a pretty color / Ver©đnica Abdala
Chameleon and the lions / Alejandro Soifer
Part III: Imperfect crimes. The golden eleventh / Gabriela Cabez©đn C©Łmara
Eternal love / Ernesto Mallo
You've spoken my name / Enzo Maqueira
Three rooms and a patio / Elsa Osorio
Part IV. Revenge. The excluded / Leandro ©ѓvalos Blacha
Death and the crime / Claudia P©Ưneiro
Feel the burn / Mar©Ưa In©♭s Krimer.
Summary: "Buenos Aires: city of contrasts, contradictions; always on the edge of chaos; in love with its own disorder despite the crude, transitory violence, the lack of law and order, the ubiquitously hurled insult, the thunderous boom of traffic, and honking, hurled curses. Its inhabitants love/hate the city. In the language of the port-dwellers, irony is currency. The multimillionaires of Puerto Madero deal in this irony with as fluently as the workers in the "misery cities," which is what we call the poorest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. This shared language comes from the mansions and the shanties that are built side by side, separate by nothing but a single street or railroad track--contradiction within eyesight. In the stories that make up this volume we glimpse what Buenos Aires really is: distinctive points of view, as well as the narrative potential of a city that has reinvented itself many times over. This collection highlights the relations between the social and economic classes--from their tensions, from their cruelties, and also from their love. Deep inside, inhabitants of Buenos Aires live this contradiction."--page 13.

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