Ricardo Piglia (2935 words)

David Conlon (Maynooth University)
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Ricardo Piglia has been one of the preeminent figures in Argentine literature over the past fifty years, during which time he has achieved recognition as a novelist, short-story writer, literary critic, journal editor, university professor, and screenwriter. Piglia’s literary output is noted for its fusion of the strategies of literary modernism with disparate generic elements derived from crime fiction, autobiography, and historiography, as well as occasional forays into other genres such as epistolary narrative, cyberpunk, non-fiction, and, most recently, campus novel. Underlying this diverse range of formal registers, Piglia’s oeuvre is characterised by a number of key, obsessively pursued themes, including sedition and betrayal, …

Citation: Conlon, David. "Ricardo Piglia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 July 2015 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13471, accessed 31 July 2021.]

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