El túnel

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Cátedra, 1976 - Fiction - 165 pages
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«El túnel» (1948), del argentino Ernesto Sábato, es una de las grandes novelas sudamericanas de este siglo, cuyos ecos recogieron pronto en Europa Graham Greene y Camus. El relato, montado con los recursos de la novela policial, desarrolla un personaje que revela su psicología introspectiva e impone al lector un análisis de la desesperanza. El protagonista, Juan Pablo Castel, persigue inútilmente lo inalcanzable, que no es sino el regreso a la infancia, simbolizada en la ventana de un cuadro, motivo reiterado largamente en la narración.

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User Review  - CaroPi - LibraryThing

I will say this is one of my favorite books, ever. Is short but it has so much inside! It makes you think about your life, it makes you think about the people that is next to you and your relations. Sabato manage to put all the ingredients in just one book is jut amazing. Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

A taut and powerful book, speckled with monologues like the Underground Man's or Josef K.'s, a violent and 'love story', and a hideous murder out of deluded obsession and possessive hatred. (This is ... Read full review

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Ernesto Sábato was born in Rojas, Argentina on June 24, 1911. He earned a doctorate in physics from Universidad Nacional de La Plata and worked in Paris on atomic radiation at the Joliot-Curie Laboratory. He began writing in 1941 and was a prolific essayist on subjects such as science, national culture and human rights. He wrote several novels including The Tunnel (1948), On Heroes and Tombs (1961) and The Angel of Darkness (1974). He received numerous awards including the French Legion of Honour, the Medici Prize of Italy and Spain's Cervantes Prize. He was also a painter and his works were once displayed at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. He led an investigation into crimes committed under the military dictatorship of Argentina from 1976 to 1983. The commission's reports served as the basis for prosecuting leading figures of the dictatorship after the return to democracy. He died of complications from bronchitis on April 30, 2011 at the age of 99.