Ernesto Sábato

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Sábato, Ernesto

 

Born June 24, 1911, in Rojas, in Buenos Aires Province. Argentine writer.

Sábato was a physicist by training. His critical articles and philosophical essays began appearing in print in 1943. His books include One and the Universe (1945), Men and Gears (1951), and Heterodoxy (1953). His novel The Tunnel (1948) is a detailed recounting of a murder, told in the words of the murderer. The focus on decadent subjects is even stronger in the novel On Heroes and Graves (1961), in which Sábato uses a personal drama of a pathological nature to present a synthetic picture of Argentine life.

WORKS

El escritor y sus fantasmas. Buenos Aires, 1964.

REFERENCES

Terterian, I. “Istoriia i patologiia.” Inostrannaia literatura, 1966, no. 3.
Correa, M. A. Genio y figura de E. Sábato. Buenos Aires, 1971.
Neyra, J. E. Sábato. Buenos Aires, 1973.
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Publico tres novelas: El tunel (1948), Sobre heroes y tumbas (1961) y Abaddon el exterminador (1974), asi como varios libros de ensayos entre los que destacan: Uno y el universo (1945), Hombres y engranajes (1951), Heterodoxia (1953), El escritor y sus fantasmas (1963), Aproximaciones a la literatura de nuestro tiempo: Robbe-Grillet, Borges y Sartre (1968), Apologias y rechazos (1979) y Antes del fin (1999).
En 1946, el escritor argentino Ernesto Sabato (1911), ex fisico en el Laboratorio Curie de Paris, decepcionado de los usos y abusos del pensamiento cientificista, realista, logico y tecnologico, publica su primer libro: Uno y el universo, donde anuncia algunos temas que desarrollara narrativamente en El tunel (1948), la primera novela de lo que, con el paso de los anos, se convertira --con Sobre heroes y tumbas (1961) y Abaddon, el exterminador (1974)-- en una trilogia ya clasica de la literatura hispanoamericana.
His first book, Uno y el universo (1945), along with subsequent essays and criticism like Heterodoxia (1953) and El escritor y sus fantasmas (1963), addresses existential and metaphysical concerns that are echoed in his fiction.
His first book, Uno y el universo (1945) -- along with subsequent essays and criticism like Heterodoxia (1953) and El escritor y sus fantasmas (1963) -- addresses complex existential and metaphysical concerns which are echoed in his fiction.