Buenos Aires noir
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Glencarlyn - Adult Detective
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Book
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219 pages : map ; 21 cm
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English
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9781617755224, 1617755222

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"Buenos Aires: city of contrasts, contradictions; always on the edge of chaos; in love with its own disorder despite the crude, transitory violence, the lack of law and order, the ubiquitously hurled insult, the thunderous boom of traffic, and honking, hurled curses. Its inhabitants love/hate the city. In the language of the port-dwellers, irony is currency. The multimillionaires of Puerto Madero deal in this irony with as fluently as the workers in the "misery cities," which is what we call the poorest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. This shared language comes from the mansions and the shanties that are built side by side, separate by nothing but a single street or railroad track--contradiction within eyesight. In the stories that make up this volume we glimpse what Buenos Aires really is: distinctive points of view, as well as the narrative potential of a city that has reinvented itself many times over. This collection highlights the relations between the social and economic classes--from their tensions, from their cruelties, and also from their love. Deep inside, inhabitants of Buenos Aires live this contradiction."--page 13.
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Washington, J. (., Lambert, M. C., Mallo, E., Garland, I., Fernández Moreno, I., Magnus, A., Parisi, A., Santis, P. d., Abdala, V., Soifer, A., Cabezón Cámara, G., Maqueira, E., Osorio, E., Ávalos Blacha, L., Piñeiro, C., & Krimer, M. I. (2017). Buenos Aires noir. Brooklyn, New York: Akashic Books.

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John (Translator), Washington et al.. 2017. Buenos Aires Noir. Brooklyn, New York: Akashic Books.

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John (Translator), Washington et al., Buenos Aires Noir. Brooklyn, New York: Akashic Books, 2017.

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Washington, John (Translator),, et al. Buenos Aires Noir. Brooklyn, New York: Akashic Books, 2017. Print.

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