The Buenos Aires Affair

Manuel Puig

NOVEL. EDITORIAL SUDAMERICANA, 1973. 253 PAGES.

The Buenos Aires Affair tells the tale of the final days of Leo Druscovich. Between 1930 and 1969, a coup and a popular uprising in Cordoba provide the background for a story about the enigma of a series of disappearances, false leads and sexual obsessions. The figure of the detective gives way to that of the psychoanalyst and the quest to solve a crime will become a way of examining the national condition. 

Different outrages and violence practiced upon individual bodies and society as a whole, the absence of bodies, the official lies and family secrets form a plot of seduction, psychoanalysis and fascism.

In The Buenos Aires Affair the threat is constant and the romantic and political thriller combine. 


PUBLISHED BY: Spanish SEIX BARRAL | Italian SELLERIO / SUR

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