The Tunnel

The Tunnel

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by Ernesto Sábato, Margaret Sayers Peden, Colm Toibin
     
 

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One of the great short novels of the twentieth century-in an edition marking the 100th anniversary of the author's birth.

An unforgettable psychological novel of obsessive love, The Tunnel was championed by Albert Camus, Thomas Mann, and Graham Greene upon its publication in 1948 and went on to become an international bestseller. At its center is

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One of the great short novels of the twentieth century-in an edition marking the 100th anniversary of the author's birth.

An unforgettable psychological novel of obsessive love, The Tunnel was championed by Albert Camus, Thomas Mann, and Graham Greene upon its publication in 1948 and went on to become an international bestseller. At its center is an artist named Juan Pablo Castel, who recounts from his prison cell his murder of a woman named María Iribarne. Obsessed from the moment he sees her examining one of his paintings, Castel fantasizes for months about how they might meet again. When he happens upon her one day, a relationship develops that convinces him of their mutual love. But Castel's growing paranoia leads him to destroy the one thing he truly cares about.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143106531
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
318,858
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Ernesto Sabato (1911-2011) was born in Rojas, Argentina. He obtained his Ph.D. in physics but in 1945 dedicated himself exclusively to writing and painting.
Margaret Sayers Peden is the award-winning translator of more than forty books, including, for Penguin Classics, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz's Poems, Protest, and a Dream and Cesar Vallejo's "Spain, Take This Chalice from Me" and Other Poems.
Colm Toibin is the bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Costa Award-winning Brooklyn and the Pulitzer Prize and Booker Prize finalist The Master.

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Tunnel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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JonnMnz More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I first caught a glimpse of a quote from the original Spanish version, and knew I had to get it. Castel narrates his story from his jail cell, so we're able to see how unstable his thinking is. I read that this book was originally meant to explore existential philosophy, but I saw it more as a psychological case study. Either way, Sabato does an incredible job depicting the inner workings of a highly unstable artist. 
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MiBariloche More than 1 year ago
Amazing novel. Without a doubt, Ernesto Sabato is the best Argentinian writer of all times.