, Volume 97, Issue 2, pp 333-347,
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Date: 14 Oct 2012

Ricardo Piglia, lector de Witold Gombrowicz

Abstract

Although Gombrowicz’s stay in Argentine has been the object of many meticulous investigations, the critical works dedicated to contemporary Argentinean writers’ debt to the author of Ferdydurke are scarce. The article focuses on the Ricardo Piglia’s interpretation of Gombrowicz, on the way in which he uses him in his own project of literary canon reorganization. According to Piglia, the Polish writer occupies the central place in Argentinean literature, being close, on one hand, to Jorge Luis Borges’ understanding of the national tradition, and on the other, to Roberto Arlt’s conflict rhetorics.