Rodolfo Walsh

David Conlon (Maynooth University)
Download PDF Add to Bookshelf Tweet Report an Error

Rodolfo Walsh initially gained recognition in Argentina for the three short, conventionally structured detective fictions collected in Variaciones en rojo [Variations in Red] (1953), and for his role as editor of an anthology of classic detective fiction in translation which appeared around the same time. In spite of this early tendency towards literary formalism, however, Walsh’s legacy in Latin American literature now rests on his rejection of the conventions of the detective genre just a few years later. With Operación massacre [Operation Massacre] (1957), Walsh produced a ground-breaking nonfiction novel which has since attained the status of a classic, partly on account of its innovative narrative technique, and …

2789 words

Citation: Conlon, David. "Rodolfo Walsh". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 June 2016 [, accessed 30 May 2024.]

13585 Rodolfo Walsh 1 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here

Leave Feedback

The Literary Encyclopedia is a living community of scholars. We welcome comments which will help us improve.