Antonio Di Benedetto

ARGENTINA, 1922 - 1986

Journalist, writer and teacher, Antonio Di Benedetto is considered one of the great South American authors. From his first book of short stories Mundo animal to Zama, one of the most important novels of 20th century Latin American literature, the author explored the fantastic and stood out for his expressive austerity and the power of his images.

In 1969 he received from the Italian government the title of Knight of the Order of Merit, and in 1971, the Alliance Française awarded him the gold medal for his literary and journalistic work. In 1973 he was appointed founding member of the Club de los XIII; in 1974 he was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for his prose fiction; and after his return from exile, he received the Grand Prize of Honor from the Argentine Society of Writers (SADE); the Doctorate Honoris Causa from the National University of Cuyo and the appointment as a member of the Argentine Academy of Letters. He was also a member of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language.

Article by J.M. Coetzee

El Diario Article

«A Great Writer We Should Know».

J.M. Coetzee

 

«He has written essential pages that have moved me and continue to move me».

Jorge Luis Borges

 

«Antonio Di Benedetto's narrative prose is undoubtedly the most original of the century and, from a stylistic point of view, it is useless to look for antecedents or influences in other narrators: it has none».

Juan José Saer

 

«His narrative, with an air of Pessoa and Kafka, is a rara avis among his Argentine contemporaries»

El Diario

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By Antonio Di Benedetto

  • Complete Stories

    STORIES, 2006.

    Di Benedetto's writing postulates associate him with a subway filiation of Spanish-American literature that prolongs fantastic literature, concentrating on effects and meanings similar to those of...

  • Shadows, nothing else...

    NOVEL, 1985

    Shadows, nothing else ... is the last book by Antonio Di Benedetto. The author published it in 1985, a year before his death. In December of that year, the novel received the Boris Vian Award, at...

  • The Suicides

    NOVEL, 1969

    A journalist, egocentric, melancholic and unappreciated by others, a regular at movie theaters and boxing matches, is commissioned to write a series of chronicles on the suicides that have...

  • The Silentiary

    NOVEL, 1964

    First published in 1964, The Silentiary continues the narrative soliloquy begun with Zama in 1956 and prolonged in The Suicides , published in 1966, forming a sort of trilogy due to the...

  • Zama

    NOVEL, 1956.

    First published in 1956, Zama is unanimously considered one of the great novels of the twentieth century in the Spanish language. It narrates, using a timeless and archaic language, at times...

  • The Pentagon

    NOVEL, 1955

    First published in Buenos Aires in 1955 and written in the previous decade, The Pentagon has attracted the attention of critics for years, not so much for questioning certain guidelines of...

  • Animal world / The affection of fools

    STORIES, 1953/1961

    With hallucinatory monologues that approach the contours of fantastic literature, this edition brings together the stories from his first book of short stories Animal World (1953) with those...

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