Isidoro Blaisten

ARGENTINA, 1933 - 2004

Isidoro Blaisten is held to be one of the greatest Argentinian short story writers. His inimitable humour, his masterly treatment of colloquial language and brilliant verbal inventiveness create a literary space unique in its freshness of language and dynamism of imagination. Blaisten knows how to get the most out of the trivial and mundane. He was a member of the Argentinian Academy of Letters since 2001 and a corresponding member of the Spanish Royal Academy.

"One of the best storytellers of his generation, the most read

and the most popular after Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar.”

EL PAÍS

 

"Blaisten belongs to that vein of storytellers of the absurd that,

in the space between uproarious laughter and hair-raising shivers,

reveals to us all the nuances of the spectrum of existence.”

LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR

 

“The talent of Isidoro Blaisten resides in a fusion of all these elements:

the expressionism of Roberto Arlt, the epic quality of Leopoldo Marechal,

and the playful inventiveness of Julio Cortázar.” 

LIBÉRATION

 

 

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By Isidoro Blaisten

  • Anticonferences

    NOVEL, 2017

    Isidoro Blaisten was one of the most subtle story writers of his time. He had an extraordinary sense of humour, an exquisite feel for the colloquial and was capable of sudden, unexpected flashes...

  • It Happened in the Rain

    POETRY, 2014

    "I see the poetic moment as a flash in the dark: you can't spend your whole life saying hello to people in the lift, paying your taxes and pontificating about the state of the country. Life is...

  • Cuentos completos

    SHORT STORIES, 2004

  • Voces en la noche

    NOVEL, 2004

  • Cuando éramos felices

    SHORT STORIES, 2004

  • Al acecho

    SHORT STORIES, 1995

  • Carroza y reina

    SHORT STORIES, 1986

  • Cerrado por melancolía

    SHORT STORIES, 1982

  • Dublín al sur

    SHORT STORIES, 1980

    A family that lives off the leavings from banquets; an accountant obsessed with the idea of building a bookshelf from an old wooden door; the misadventures of a mysterious man who gets...

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