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Indie Libros, 2019.Zavaleta produces a peculiar twist of the fantastic genre, both by placing the action in an Argentine ranch (a space that has not appeared in the fantastic vernacular and that the author manages as few writers), as well as by reversing the traditional functioning of the worlds where it is situated to the readers.
The great indian raiding horde
Indie Libros, 2017In 1870 the cacique Juan Calfucurá was, according to some, 101 years old and decided that it was time to undertake "el malón grande". His plan, as head of a large Indian confederation, was to destroy Buenos Aires and expel white men from South America. In this work, Zavaleta tells for the first time a story that does not appear in any other fiction book: that of the end of the Indians as one of the dominant forces in our country.
GEL, 2016.This book reveals the rich imagination of Zavaleta, who can cast a humorous look at the supernatural until creating sinister situations and characters, if not directly creepy. But also, the excellence of his writing, whose versatility is confirmed in the safe handling, both of the more or less extensive story, and of the flashfiction, which have nothing to envy to those of the teachers of the genre.
Writer. He has offered courses and conferences, and literary workshops.
In his youth he was a privileged witness of the Argentine literature of the time. His friendship with Silvina Ocampo, reader of his first works, brings him closer to Adolfo Bioy Casares, with whom he also establishes a fruitful relationship and, through them, meets and frequents Jorge Luis Borges.READ MORE
“In his stories there are people who love each other, people who hate each other, unexpected episodes, sense of humor, passion. All the ingredients of the best narrative, in a fluid and smooth language, which produces pleasure.”
“In this strange symmetry, where chance is always rigorous and destiny is always unpredictable, the disagreement has, curiously, its rigid laws and characters move and trace the mysterious drawing of unreality. In the plot of the irreversible, reality does not exist, has not existed, will not exist”.
“Our country, so often devastated by fanaticisms of one or another sign, especially needs complex looks that assume all reality in its contradictions, beyond the comfortable map of good and bad. Zavaleta does very well what artists should and know how to do: put themselves in the place of others”.
“It happens that the writing of this young writer, smooth, elegant, colloquial, not only makes the reading easy, it also turns it more attractive. And with both ingredients: interest in the arguments and writing, distributed or managed with similar intensity. Who can decline to read Torres Zavaleta?”