THE DEATH OF PIBE OSCAR (FAMOUS CROOK)

LA MUERTE DEL PIBE OSCAR (CÉLEBRE ESCRUSHIANTE)

LA MUERTE DEL PIBE OSCAR (CÉLEBRE ESCRUSHIANTE)

THE DEATH OF PIBE OSCAR (FAMOUS CROOK)

LA MUERTE DEL PIBE OSCAR (CÉLEBRE ESCRUSHIANTE)

A literary, linguistic and historiographical event, this edition of La muerte del Pibe Oscar puts the reader in contact with the dense and turbulent underworld of early twentieth-century in Buenos Aires. Luis Contreras Villamayor, a jailer and ethnographer of the people he keeps and watches, reconstructs the story of one of the most famous crooks of his time. He narrates the life of this man with familiarity and empathy, explaining his fall into crime as a result of a ruthless childhood experience spent in the darkest corners of criminal institutions, precisely those that the author knows so closely. The great work of Oscar Conde adds value to Villamayor’s extraordinary novel thanks to his scholarly contribution intended to explain its merits and make it intelligible: a contextual study on the work, its author and period, including explanatory notes of "lunfardo" terms, a glossary, and a valuable appendix with additional texts written by Villamayor, by Lila Caimari

2nd place at the Best Edited Books Award, 2015, in the "Literary Fiction" category, by the Argentinian Chamber of Publications.

  • THE DEATH OF PIBE OSCAR (FAMOUS CROOK)
  • Luis C. Villamayor Author , Oscar Conde "Introduction , THE DEATH OF PIBE OSCAR (FAMOUS CROOK) Notes and Glossary"
  • Universidad Pedagógica
  • Available Worldwide
  • Spanish
  • Printed
    • 978-9873-805-05-9
  • Yes
    • María Teresa D’Meza, Ángela Gancedo Igarza
    • editorial.universitaria@unipe.edu.ar; angela.gancedo@unipe.edu.ar
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