Review: Àlvaro Enrigue on Juan Carlos Onetti (Part One)

Uruguayan novelist Juan Carlos Onetti occupied an uneasy space: he was the more difficult storyteller of the commercial Latin American Boom generation and among the more accessible novelists of a coterie of opaque avant-garde writers. He always played in the field of readability, but in his finest hours he was a writer in the twilight of mystery.

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