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Arlt, Roberto (1900-1942) By Padilla, Javier; Fonseca Pacheco, Fernando

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1453-1
Published: 02/05/2017
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Roberto Arlt was an Argentine novelist, playwright, journalist, travel writer, and short-story writer. Recognized in recent decades as a foundational figure of modern literature in Argentina and Latin America, during his lifetime he was regarded as an outsider among writers. Arlt began to acquire a prominent status in Latin American literature in the 1960s, thanks to several young writers and critics who noted a significant precedent in his confrontational prose, as well as for his transgressive treatment of the power dynamics and cultural issues associated with the rise of modern urban societies.

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Fonseca Pacheco, Fernando, Padilla, Javier. "Arlt, Roberto (1900-1942)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 5 Mar. 2024 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1453-1

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