Ernesto Sábato

Ernesto Sábato was an Argentine writer and physicist. Born on June 24, 1911, in Rojas, Buenos Aires Province, he is best known for his novels such as 'El túnel' (The Tunnel), 'Sobre héroes y tumbas' (On Heroes and Tombs), and 'Abaddón el exterminador' (The Angel of Darkness). Sábato's work is characterized by its existentialist themes and deep psychological analysis of characters and society. In addition to his literary career, Sábato was also a respected essayist and cultural critic. He passed away on April 30, 2011, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most prominent figures in Latin American literature.


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  1. 1. The Tunnel

    The book in question is a psychological thriller that delves into the mind of a painter who becomes obsessively infatuated with a woman he barely knows. His unrequited love and spiraling madness lead him down a dark path of existential angst, culminating in a shocking act of violence. The narrative unfolds through the artist's perspective, as he reflects on his actions and the alienation he feels from society, revealing the depths of his troubled psyche and his struggle to find meaning in an indifferent world.

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