The Buenos Aires of Oberdan Rocamora
(El Buenos Aires de Oberdán Rocamora)
This book aim right at the heart of the collective imagination about the city of Buenos Aires, its typical inhabitants and the average Argentinian. In 1976, as Argentina began the darkest period in its history, an inspired young writer and journalist born in Avellaneda joined the writing staff of the newspaper Clarín. This book, originally published in 1981 by the Losada publishing house, brings together a provocative collection of articles that appeared in that newspaper between 1976 and 1980, under the byline Oberdan Rocamora. They were written by Jorge Asís. These brilliant pieces challenge our sense of Argentinian identity, but they are also filled with sparks of genius that will thrill lovers of the finest contemporary literature.