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The Resource The diaries of Emilio Renzi : formative years, Ricardo Piglia ; translated by Robert Croll ; introduction by Ilan Stavans

The diaries of Emilio Renzi : formative years, Ricardo Piglia ; translated by Robert Croll ; introduction by Ilan Stavans

Label
The diaries of Emilio Renzi : formative years
Title
The diaries of Emilio Renzi
Title remainder
formative years
Statement of responsibility
Ricardo Piglia ; translated by Robert Croll ; introduction by Ilan Stavans
Title variation
Happy years
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"A giant of contemporary Latin American literature, Argentine novelist Ricardo Piglia's secret magnum opus was a compilation of 327 notebooks that he composed over nearly six decades, in which he imagined himself as his literary alter ego, Emilio Renzi. A world-weary detective, Renzi stars in many of his creator's works, much like Philip Roth's Nathan Zuckerman. But the Renzi of these diaries is something more complex--a multilayered reconstruction of the self that is teased out over intricate, illuminating pages. As Piglia/Renzi develops as a reader and writer, falls in love, and tussles with his tyrannical father, we get eye-opening perspectives on Latin America's tumultuous twentieth century. Obsessed with literary giants--from Borges and Cortázar (both of whom he knew), to Kafka and Camus--The Diaries comprise a celebration of reading as a vital, existential activity. When Piglia learned he had a fatal illness in 2011, he raced to complete his mysterious masterwork as rumors about the book intensified among his many fans. First released in Spanish as a trilogy to tremendous applause, The Diaries of Emilio Renzi cements Piglia's place in the global canon."--Amazon.com
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Summary
The second installment of Argentine literary giant Ricardo Piglia’s acclaimed bibliophilic trilogy follows his alter ego, Emilio Renzi, as his literary career begins to take off in the tumultuous years 1968-1975—running a magazine, working as a publisher, and encountering the literary stars among whom he would soon take his place: Borges, Puig, Roa Bastos, Pinera
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10742851
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piglia, Ricardo
Dewey number
  • 863/.64
  • B
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
LC call number
PQ7798.26.I4
LC item number
Z46 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Croll, Robert
  • Stavans, Ilan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Diaries of Emilio Renzi
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Piglia, Ricardo
  • Renzi, Emilio (Fictitious character)
  • Authors, Argentine
  • Detectives
  • Authors, Argentine
  • Authors, Argentine
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the happy years
Label
The diaries of Emilio Renzi : formative years, Ricardo Piglia ; translated by Robert Croll ; introduction by Ilan Stavans
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: I -- 1.On the Threshold -- 2.First Diary (1957--1958) -- 3.First Love -- 4.Second Diary (1959--1960) -- 5.A Visit -- 6.Diary 1960 -- 7.In El Rayo Bar -- 8.Diary of a Story (1961) -- II -- 9.In the Study -- 10.Diary 1963 -- 11.Pavese's Diaries -- 12.Diary 1964 -- 13.The Swimmer -- 14.Diary 1965 -- 15.Hotel Almagro -- 16.Diary 1966 -- 17.The Greek Coin -- 18.Diary 1967 -- 19.Who Says I -- 20.River Stone
Control code
000061484405
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Restless Books paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 448 pages
Isbn
9781632061621
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)975112313
Label
The diaries of Emilio Renzi : formative years, Ricardo Piglia ; translated by Robert Croll ; introduction by Ilan Stavans
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: I -- 1.On the Threshold -- 2.First Diary (1957--1958) -- 3.First Love -- 4.Second Diary (1959--1960) -- 5.A Visit -- 6.Diary 1960 -- 7.In El Rayo Bar -- 8.Diary of a Story (1961) -- II -- 9.In the Study -- 10.Diary 1963 -- 11.Pavese's Diaries -- 12.Diary 1964 -- 13.The Swimmer -- 14.Diary 1965 -- 15.Hotel Almagro -- 16.Diary 1966 -- 17.The Greek Coin -- 18.Diary 1967 -- 19.Who Says I -- 20.River Stone
Control code
000061484405
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Restless Books paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 448 pages
Isbn
9781632061621
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)975112313

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