The Greatest Argentinian "Buenos Aires, Fiction, Psychological" Books of All Time

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The Psychological genre of books typically explores the inner workings of the human mind and emotions, often delving into complex and sometimes disturbing psychological states. These books may focus on mental illness, trauma, relationships, or personal growth, and often challenge readers to confront their own beliefs and perceptions. Psychological books may be suspenseful, thought-provoking, and emotionally intense, offering readers a deep and often unsettling glimpse into the human psyche.

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  1. 1. Los Siete Locos by Roberto Arlt

    "Los Siete Locos" is a complex and dark novel set in the 1920s in Buenos Aires. The story revolves around a man who, disillusioned with his mundane life and the corruption he sees around him, becomes involved with a group of anarchists who plan to overthrow the government. The protagonist is drawn into a world of madness, conspiracy, and philosophical debate, as he grapples with his own sanity and the morality of his actions. The book explores themes of existentialism, societal decay, and the blurred line between sanity and insanity.

    The 1152nd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Tunnel by Ernesto Sábato

    The book in question is a psychological thriller that delves into the mind of a painter who becomes obsessively infatuated with a woman he barely knows. His unrequited love and spiraling madness lead him down a dark path of existential angst, culminating in a shocking act of violence. The narrative unfolds through the artist's perspective, as he reflects on his actions and the alienation he feels from society, revealing the depths of his troubled psyche and his struggle to find meaning in an indifferent world.

    The 1648th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. La Muerte Como Efecto Secundario by Ana María Shua

    In this novel, a dystopian future is depicted where society is plagued by corruption, environmental degradation, and a failing healthcare system. The protagonist, Ernesto, navigates this bleak world while grappling with his father's terminal illness and the ethical dilemmas surrounding euthanasia. Through a series of poignant letters to his father, Ernesto reflects on life, death, and the human condition, ultimately questioning the moral complexities of assisted death in a society that has lost its way.

    The 9229th Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. El Traductor by Salvador Benesdra

    The novel tells the story of Ricardo Zevi, a polyglot translator working for a left-wing publishing house in Buenos Aires during the politically turbulent 1990s. As he becomes increasingly entangled in the ideological battles and personal conflicts of his colleagues, Ricardo grapples with his own identity and mental health. His obsessive quest for meaning and truth leads him into a complex web of political intrigue, existential angst, and romantic entanglements, ultimately forcing him to confront the limits of language and communication.

    The 9357th Greatest Book of All Time
  5. 5. The Past by Alan Pauls

    The novel explores the complexities of memory and the lingering effects of past relationships through the story of a translator named Rímini, who struggles to move on from his long-term relationship with Sofía. As Rímini attempts to build a new life with his current partner, Vera, he finds himself haunted by memories of Sofía, leading to a series of emotional and psychological challenges. The narrative delves into themes of love, obsession, and the inescapable nature of the past, painting a vivid picture of how previous experiences continue to shape and influence the present.

    The 9953rd Greatest Book of All Time

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