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The scent of Buenos Aires

Author: Hebe Uhart; Maureen Shaughnessy
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Archipelago Books editionView all editions and formats
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"By one of Argentina's greatest contemporary storytellers, The Scent of Buenos Aires gathers twenty-five of Hebe Uhart's most remarkable and incandescent short stories in English for the first time. It draws together her best vignettes of quotidian life: moments at the zoo, the hair salon, or a cacophonous homeowners association meeting. She writes in unconventional, understated syntax, constructing a delightfully  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Translations
Short stories
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Uhart, Hebe, author.
Scent of Buenos Aires
Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2019
(DLC) 2019013125
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hebe Uhart; Maureen Shaughnessy
ISBN: 9781939810342 1939810345
OCLC Number: 1126201541
Description: 484 pages.
Contents: Guiding the ivy --
It was the cat's fault --
Coordination --
The cake --
The stories told by Cecilia's friends --
The scent of Buenos Aires --
Tourists and travelers --
Christmas Eve in the park --
At the hair salon --
Leonor --
Possibly an old husband --
Angelina & Pipotto --
Human beings are radically alone --
Sunday afternoon visit --
Miss Irma --
The boy who couldn't fall asleep --
The wandering Dutchman --
Quitting smoking --
Impressions of a school principal --
New times --
Luisa's friend --
Bees are industrious --
I don't have wings --
Paso del Rey --
Gina --
Hello kids --
The old man --
My new love --
Events organization --
Boy in a boarding house --
Mister Ludo --
The light of a new day --
Homeowners association meeting --
The uncle and the niece --
The piano recital --
Just another day --
Nothing but shadows --
Dear mama.
Responsibility: stories by Hebe Uhart ; translated from the Spanish by Maureen Shaughnessy.

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"By one of Argentina's greatest contemporary storytellers, The Scent of Buenos Aires gathers twenty-five of Hebe Uhart's most remarkable and incandescent short stories in English for the first time. It draws together her best vignettes of quotidian life: moments at the zoo, the hair salon, or a cacophonous homeowners association meeting. She writes in unconventional, understated syntax, constructing a delightfully specific perspective on life in South America. These stories are marked by sharp humor and wit: discrete and subtle, yet filled with eccentric and insightful characters. Uhart's narrators pose endearing questions about their lives and environments - one asks 'Bees - do you know how industrious they are?' while another inquires, 'Are we perhaps going to hell in a hand basket?' Hebe Uhart's world is dappled by iridescent ivy and conversations with animals. She pays attention to the way real people speak, attune to how characters move when they walk, or how they remain still. The result is an intimate, peculiar portrait of the always strange minutiae of these personalities"--

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