Commissioner Croce: the form of the detective novel by Ricardo Piglia


Crime fiction is a genre that has a long tradition in Argentina. This tradition not only has its own peculiarities but it also exhibits transgressions and self-serving uses. Ricardo Piglia is deeply rooted in this tradition with a skewed look. Commissioner Croce is the latest alter ego that the writer invented to make effective his proposals for a literature linked to ethics.

Ethics; crime literature; figure; realism

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