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Patricio Pron

PATRICIO PRON, the author of five story collections and seven novels, has been translated into over half a dozen languages. His most recent novel, No derrames tus lágrimas por nadie que viva en estas calles, was published last year by Random House. His short stories have been published in English translation in The Paris Review, Guernica, A Public Space, The Guardian, and elsewhere. Born and raised in Rosario, Argentina, Pron holds a PhD in literature from the University of Göttingen, Germany, and lives in Madrid. His website is

The World Without People Who Ruin It and Make It Ugly

A woman of about forty-two or forty-three often goes for walks in the Schillerwiese, a vast park in a German city. She always takes a small digital camera and spends her time there photographing little girls when they urinate behind trees.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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