The Tunnel

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143106531
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 343,337
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Colm Tóibín was born in Ireland and lives in Dublin. He is one of Ireland's best known journalists. He is the author of The South, winner of the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Prize. In 1995, he was awarded the Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Prize. He is also the author of The Heather Blazing and The Story of the Night.

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  • Posted May 27, 2013

    I loved this book! I first caught a glimpse of a quote from the

    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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  • Posted June 27, 2012

    Amazing novel. Without a doubt, Ernesto Sabato is the best Argen

    Amazing novel. Without a doubt, Ernesto Sabato is the best Argentinian writer of all times.

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