Returning to the Fervor of Buenos Aires from the U.S. Sergio Waisman

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Born in New York City to Argentine parents, Sergio Waisman is a literary critic, novelist, and translator of various Latin America writers into English which have brought a wider readership. He discusses his transnational genealogy from his grandparents who left Poland to Argentina before the Holocaust to his parents and himself who left Argentina at the onset of the dictatorship, and eventually settled in San Diego, California, when he was ten. As Waisman himself continued to move within the U.S. as an adult, he began to trace his family migrations that resulted in the writing of his first novel and then its translation from English to Spanish. As a literary critic and translator, Waisman has also earned awards and academic accolades in the U.S. and Argentina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLiteratures of the Americas
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameLiteratures of the Americas
ISSN (Print)2634-601X
ISSN (Electronic)2634-6028


  • Argentina Para
  • Carlos Gardel
  • Latin American Literature
  • Left Poland
  • Ricardo Piglia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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