Beer Cans in the Rio de la Plata

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Latin American Literary Review Press, 1999 - Fiction - 154 pages
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Ulysses is an antihero of a peculiar odyssey that is also not very far-reaching. An eternal adolescent from a lower middle-class Buenos Aires neighborhood, he has only one desire: to escape. In his comical attempts to do so, he appears as an archetype of a growing fringe of Argentine society, part of a generation lacking opportunity and forced to struggle with mere survival.

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This prizewinning 1994 novel recounts the (mainly amorous) exploits of Ulysses, the son of a Greek bar owner in Buenos Aires, who impregnates his girlfriend, flees from marriage, and undertakes an ... Read full review

Beer cans in the Rƒo de la Plata

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In preunified East Berlin, where communism's iron hand still reigns supreme, leftist Chilean expatriates, exiled after the 1973 anti-Marxist coup, seek refuge in a more politically receptive climate ... Read full review


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Jorge Stamadianos is a Greek-Argentine writer who is best known as a screenwriter, director, and producer of both film and television, including of a hit TV series in Colombia, Tiempo final. He lives in Los Angeles. Leland Chambers is an award-winning translator and an emeritus professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Denver, where he was the editor of the literary magazine Denver Quarterly. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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