Ernesto Sábato was born in Rojas and became one of the most important writers in Argentina.
He took a PhD in physics and started a promising career as a scientific researcher in Paris. where he had been awarded a scholarship to work at the famous Curie laboratory. But when he discovered the power of words. It was completely delivered to the literature. He starts writing his essays. where he harshly criticizes science, rationalism and Tecnocrátrico fetishism.
Ernesto Sábato 1947 first version of the tunnel
In 1947 it sketches a first version of “The Tunnel “. That will be published in 1948. In the following years. His novels and essays are translated into different languages and adapted to the cinema. Some of his writings are really controversial which brings him many problems.
Ernesto Sábato His second novel was in 1961
His second novel “About Heroes and Graves“, which will have a resonant success. And it will give you international renown.
After the Falklands War. The overthrow of the dictatorship and the democratic election of the government. Ernesto Sábato is appointed president of the CoNaDeP. As a result of the Commission’s tasks, the book “Never Again” is born. Known as “Report Sábato ” describing the atrocities committed during this period and analyzing the “disappearances” that occurred.
In 1984 receives the Cervantes award that same year is awarded the Gabriela Mistral Award. Of the Organization of American States in Washington.
In the year of 1999 he published his memoirs with the title of “Before the end “.
On June 25th, 2010 he was honored on his 99 birthday. Of the ceremony, in the House of the province of Buenos Aires. Governor Daniel Scioli participated. Journalist Julia Constena, the president of the Cultural Institute, Carlos D’Amico, the president of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo. Estela de Colotto, and Pacho O’Donnell. The award was received by his son Mario Sábato, author, in addition. From the documentary “Ernesto Sábato, my father.” Sábato wasn’t in the tribute. Four years ago, he doesn’t make public appearances or give interviews.
His works Ernesto Sábato
Some of his works were certainly successful with this the author became famous day by day
Juan Pablo Castel. He is a painter detained in prison for the murder of Maria Iribarne. During his confinement he reminisces about the chain of events that led him to lose control. To become a man with the dark interior. A man possessed by an insurmountable solitude. The absence of the beloved woman to the limit. The deception that has turned his heart into a hard and cold piece of ice and placed in his hands the knife that puts an end to suffering.
About Heroes and Graves
Considered the best Argentine novel of the Twentieth century. “About heroes and Graves “. of Ernesto Sábato, is a work of profound psychological introspection. Like all of the author of the Tunnel (1948). That investigates the internal conflicts of some characters and a country, Argentina. Full of contradictions.
The novel sandwiched multiple stories that develop many years away and have very different protagonists. Since the middle of the nineteenth century (with the coup of general Lavalle and the clash between the unitary and the Federal of Roses). Until a hundred years later (during Peronism). But the nexus that unites them all is the terrible story of a family of the Argentine oligarchy come to less. The Vidal-Olmos. Counted through his last representative, young Alejandra. or through the memory that Alejandra leaves in Martín, especially since the first page we know that Alejandra commits suicide. Doblegándose to that natural instinct of his family that inevitably leads them to madness. Despair and unhappiness.
Abaddón the Exterminator
Abaddón The exterminator closes the trilogy started in the tunnel and continued on on heroes and Graves. Developing in its widest register the metaphor of the ‘ report on Blind ‘. This unusual and profound novel makes Ernesto Sabato enter. In the very realm of writing, and incorporates it as a character in a complex technical construction. Whose game of perspectives sends at the same time to the reality of a time of apocalypse and to the mood chasms. where he dives the visionary power of the creative act. Thus, at the height of its grandeur, this vast totalizing work culminates and comprises all the Sabatiano art and the depth of its existential inquiry. Abaddón the exterminator was awarded in Paris as the Best foreign book published in France in 1976.