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Claudia Piñeiro: “I have little time left to see that Argentina is going to be better” | Culture

Claudia Piñeiro, at her home in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo, on July 2.SILVINA FRYDLEWSKY Claudia Piñeiro (Buenos Aires, 61 years old), the novelist of Thursday’s widow (Alfaguara, 2005), has lived through all the contemporary earthquakes and disasters in Argentina, until this pandemic. She was a girl when the dictatorship subjected society to the […]

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‘Theft of the century’: A heist of 19 million dollars for the love of art that marked Argentina | Culture

A robbery is no excuse to postpone a birthday celebration. At least, that’s what one of the assailants who entered the Banco Río de Acassuso (Argentina) in 2006 thought, who gave an old woman a sweet, suggested that she blow it, sang the corresponding melody and asked for the collaboration of the rest of the […]

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Argentina: Juan Forn, the man who read on Fridays | Culture

The Argentine writer Juan Forn, in an interview in Madrid in 2002.Ricardo Gutierrez The girl arrived at her office in Buenos Aires with a murderous look and the book handwritten in a notebook. It was 1995 and the then editor of Planeta, Juan Forn, was so captivated by the novel by that irreverent teenager that […]

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From Borges to Maradona: an intellectual memory of Argentina | Culture

Argentine filmmaker and writer Andrés di Tella, photographed two weeks ago in Buenos Aires.Enrique García Medina / THE COUNTRY Andrés di Tella (Buenos Aires, 1958) spends hours taking notes in cafes in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Belgrano. There he spent his childhood and in those streets also starts the journey of Notebooks (Trojan Horse), […]

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Eva Perón: Found in Argentina the first recording of Eva Duarte as an actress | Culture

In 1938, Eva Duarte was 19 years old. Before being Eva Perón or Evita, the future first lady of Argentina and the most influential woman in the South American country, she was then an unknown young woman who had moved to Buenos Aires to make her way into the cinema. That year he made his […]

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New journalism in Argentina at the beginning of the 20th century | Culture

The writer Pío Baroja, in the image portrayed by Vicente Moreno, is one of the Spaniards that the Argentine journalist Andrés Muñoz interviewed in 1950.Historical Heritage Photo Library The Metropolitan in New York burned down. In Tokyo, his synthesis of classical dance and flamenco took the palms of the public as if he were in […]

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Argentina: Carlos Busqued, the writer who loved monsters, dies | Culture

The Argentine writer Carlos Busqued in a photograph of Editorial Anagrama.Anagram When the news of the death of Carlos Busqued began to circulate on the networks this Monday, March 29, the incredulity that readers, writers and friends expressed as they found out – I cannot believe it – seemed, for once, an effect of humor […]

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