Guillermo Saccomanno

Guillermo Saccomanno

Cuentos reunidos

Cuentos reunidos / Complete Stories

Short stories and novellas , 2023

Seix Barral

Pages: 560

Guillermo Saccomanno seems to be immersed in a literary quest that goes beyond mere entertainment or superficial surprise in his short stories. Through his narrative, he confronts the challenge of interpreting the world around him, showing a raw and ruthless reality, but also authentic.

The figure of the father, as the voice demanding truth and authenticity in writing, adds a layer of complexity to his work. This demand for sincerity can be seen as a constant reminder of the writer's responsibility to his art and to those who read it. It is a call not to succumb to the temptation of falsehood or superficiality in representing reality.

Saccomanno seems to challenge the conventions of Rioplatense short stories, opting for a more extensive and detailed narrative. Instead of seeking the effectiveness of the surprising blow, he delves into deep and complex stories, where truth is revealed gradually through carefully constructed prose.

Ultimately, his work seems to be a testament to the persistence of literature as a way of interpreting and making sense of the world, even in a context where transformation seems unattainable. It is an act of resistance against resignation and apathy, an affirmation of the importance of writing as a tool for exploring the human condition and confronting the difficult realities we face.