The Greatest Mayan, Argentinian "Contemporary, Psychological" Books of All Time

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Contemporary

Contemporary books are a genre that focuses on stories set in the present day, often exploring current social, cultural, and political issues. These books are typically written in a modern style and often feature relatable characters dealing with real-life situations. Contemporary books can cover a wide range of topics, from romance and family drama to coming-of-age stories and thrillers. The genre is constantly evolving to reflect the changing world we live in, making it a popular choice for readers who want to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and issues.

Psychological

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. Betrayed by Rita Hayworth by Manuel Puig

    The novel explores the life of a young boy growing up in a small town in Argentina during the 1930s and 1940s. It is a coming-of-age story that uses a unique narrative structure, incorporating a mix of dialogues, inner thoughts, and film scripts to depict the protagonist's life. The boy's obsession with Hollywood films and glamorous actresses, particularly Rita Hayworth, serves as an escape from his oppressive environment and shapes his understanding of the world. The book also delves into themes of sexuality, identity, and the impact of popular culture.

    The 2583rd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Tropical Night Falling by Manuel Puig

    In this poignant narrative, two elderly sisters, Luci and Nidia, navigate the complexities of their lives in Argentina and Brazil, reflecting on their past and grappling with the present. As they confront issues of aging, loneliness, and the lingering impact of political turmoil, their conversations reveal deep-seated emotions and memories. The story intricately weaves their personal histories with broader social and political contexts, offering a rich exploration of human resilience and the enduring bonds of family.

    The 8007th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. 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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