The most frequent themes in Benedetti's work are political struggle and love. His best-known work is probably the novel La Tregua (1960, tr. The Truce, 1970), the tale of a romance between a middle-aged man and a younger woman that was widely translated and made into an acclaimed 1974 Argentinian film. A selection of his short stories were translated in Blood Pact and Other Stories (1997) and a number of his poems in Little Stones at My Window (2003).
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