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Juan José Saer

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Juan José Saer

The novelist, essayist and poet Juan José Saer (1937–2005) was one of the most important Argentinean writers since Borges. The author of twelve novels and four books of short stories, he also published two volumes of essays and two books of poetry. Four of his novels are available in English: Nobody, Nothing, Never (1993, first published as Nadie nada nunca, 1980), The Witness (1990: El entenado, 1983), The Investigation (1999: La pesquisa, 1994) and The Event (1995: La ocasión, 1988).

Articles by Juan José Saer

Shadows across Frosted Glass
By Juan José Saer
For Biby CastellaroTime is so complicated, yet so simple! Now I’m in the living room sitting in the rocking chair, and I can see Leopoldo’s shadow in the bathroom while he begins to undress.…
Translated from Spanish by Matthew Lansburgh
from The Boundless River
By Juan José Saer
“Literary fanaticism, in any of its forms, whether from the point of view of master or disciple, has always been incompatible with the intelligence and free spirit of Saer.”—José Saramago
Translated from Spanish by Marina Harss