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Sergio Waisman

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Sergio Waisman

Sergio Waisman is an associate professor of Spanish at The George Washington University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (2000). His translations include The Absent City (Duke University Press, 2000) by the Argentine writer Ricardo Piglia, for which he received an NEA Translation Fellowship Award; Assumed Name, also by Ricardo Piglia (Latin American Literary Review Press, 1995); Dreams and Realities: Selected Fiction by the Argentine writer Juana Manuela Gorriti (Oxford Univ Press, Library of Latin America, 2003); and Juan de la Rosa by the Bolivian writer Nataniel Aguirre (Oxford Univ Press, Library of Latin America, 1998). His first book of literary criticism, Borges and Translation: The Irreverence of the Periphery, was published by Bucknell University Press in 2005. He is also completing his first novel, Leaving.

Articles by Sergio Waisman

Hotel Almagro
By Ricardo Piglia
When I first moved to Buenos Aires I rented a room in the Hotel Almagro, on Av. Rivadavia and Castro Barros. I was finishing the stories for my first book and Jorge Álvarez offered me a contract to publish…
Translated from Spanish by Sergio Waisman
Brief Stories
By Ricardo Piglia
There was a woman who never did anything without first consulting the I Ching. She imagined a game of roulette in which the bets were paid with the events of the player’s life.The monk climbs the…
Translated from Spanish by Sergio Waisman