Rodolfo Walsh (2789 words)

David Conlon (Maynooth University)
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Rodolfo Walsh initially gained recognition in Argentina for the three short, conventionally structured detective fictions collected in Variaciones en rojo [Variations in Red] (1953), and for his role as editor of an anthology of classic detective fiction in translation which appeared around the same time. In spite of this early tendency towards literary formalism, however, Walsh’s legacy in Latin American literature now rests on his rejection of the conventions of the detective genre just a few years later. With Operación massacre [Operation Massacre] (1957), Walsh produced a ground-breaking nonfiction novel which has since attained the status of a classic, partly on account of its innovative narrative technique, and …

Citation: Conlon, David. "Rodolfo Walsh". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 June 2016 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13585, accessed 17 May 2022.]

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