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  • The Writer and His Ghosts

    NON FICTION, 1963

    Ernesto Sabato

    “This book,” says Ernesto Sabato in his prologue, “is made up of variations on a single theme, a theme that has obsessed me since I started writing: why, how and for whom is...

  • On Heroes and Tombs

    NOVEL, 1961

    Ernesto Sabato

    Sobre heroes y tumbas (On Heroes and Tombs) is woven around a violent crime: the scion of a prominent Argentinian family, Alejandra, shoots her father and burns herself alive over his corpse....

  • Heterodoxy

    NON FICTION, 1953

    Ernesto Sabato

    Heterodoxy could well be read as Ernesto Sabato's spiritual autobiography. Originally published in 1953, it remains surprisingly relevant and revelatory to this day: his concerns over the loss of...

  • Men and Gears

    NON FICTION, 1951

    Ernesto Sabato

    Modern times and human strictures are the two philosophical themes explored by Ernesto Sabato in this essential text. Ernesto Sabato analyzes the crisis that has beset modern culture, trying to...

  • The Tunnel

    NOVEL, 1948

    Ernesto Sabato

    An unforgettable psychological novel of obsessive love, El túnel (The Tunnel) was championed by Albert Camus, Thomas Mann, and Graham Greene upon its publication in 1948 and went...

  • The Investigation

    NOVEL, 1994

    Juan José Saer

    This labyrinthine work by Juan José Saer contains two parallel investigations into the complexities of madness, memory and crime. The cases; the famous mystery of a series of murders in...

  • The River Without a Shore

    ESSAY, 1991

    Juan José Saer

    In El río sin orillas (The River Without a Shore), history and culture, the past and present come together in Saer's tight, vigorous writing, which organizes events into a specific order...

  • The Event

    NOVEL, 1986

    Juan José Saer

    La ocasión (The Event)   tells the tale of Bianco, a master of the occult who must leave Europe hounded by what he calls "the conspiracy of the positivists of Paris”, settling...

  • The Sixty-Five Years of Washington

    NOVEL, 1985

    Juan José Saer

    An ironic, sentimental journey, Glosa (The Sixty-Five Years of Washington ) concentrates on incidental events and epiphanies, the most important aspects of the world of Juan José Saer...

  • The Witness

    NOVEL, 1983

    Juan José Saer

    In sixteenth-century Spain, a cabin boy is bound for the New World. An inland expedition ends in disaster when it is attacked by Indians, leaving the young boy, as sole survivor, to face his fate...

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