Tag Archives: Autofiction

Baroni: A Journey

Figures from the Mountains: “Baroni: A Journey” by Sergio Chejfec, translated from Spanish by Margaret Carson

Reviewed by Peter Hegarty Baroni: A Journey (2017) concerns Venezuela, where Argentinian writer Sergio Chejfec lived from 1990 to 2005 and where he published Nueva Sociedad, a journal of politics, culture and the social sciences. Gathered in the book, published after he left Venezuela, are his memories of the country, the people and landscapes he […]

Ricardo Piglia-The Diaries of Emilio Renzi

THE LIFE OF HIS OTHER: Ricardo Piglia’s THE DIARIES OF EMILIO RENZI. FORMATIVE YEARS, TRANSLATED BY ROBERT CROLL

Reviewed by Peter Hegarty Argentinian writer Ricardo Emilio Piglia Renzi (1940 – 2017) had two literary identities. Ricardo Piglia wrote operas, screenplays, stories and detective fiction. In the English-speaking world he is probably best-known for Money to Burn (1997), a non-fiction novel inspired, if that is the word, by the violent robbery of a security […]