Discover Classic Contemporary Argentine Writers Through Video

In Spanish World Book News by Andres Hax

By Andres Hax

The so-called boom of the 60s and 70s put Latin American writers on the international stage, with such works as One Hundred Years of Solitude becoming modern classics. But the richness of Latin-American literature did not stagnate in the intervening period.

One excellent source for discovering new classic authors of Argentina is the Audiovideotecea de Buenos Aires. There you can see video interviews with writers such as Pablo De Santis, Liliana Bodoc, Angélica Gorodischer, Alan Pauls, Andrés Rivera, Hebe Uhart and Edgardo Cozarinsky, among many others.

Buenos Aires has always been a hotbed of literary creativity, and these writers, although little known outside of Latin America, follow firmly in the tradition established by such giants such as Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortazar.

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Andres Hax