</div>The Tunnel (Penguin Classics) - Ernesto Sabato (Author), Colm Toibin (Introduction), Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)
\'An existentialist classic ... Retains a chilling, memorable power\' (The New York Times Book Review)
\'Sabato captures the intensity of passions run into uncharted passages where love promises not tranquillity, but danger\' (Los Angeles Times )
Heralded by Albert Camus and Thomas Mann and widely translated, \'\'The Tunnel\'\' is the brief, obsessive, sometimes delirious confession of a convicted murderer. (Robert Coover New York Times Book Review)
Infamous for the murder of Maria Iribarne, the artist Juan Pablo Castel is now writing a detailed account of his relationship with the victim from his prison cell: obsessed from the first moment he saw her examining one of his paintings, Castel had become fixated on her over the next months and fantasized over how they might meet again. When he happened upon her one day, a relationship was formed which swiftly convinced him of their mutual love. But Castel\'s growing paranoia would lead him to destroy the one thing he truly cared about...
Sabato\'s first novel El Tunel (translated as \'The Outsider\' or \'The Tunnel\'), written in 1948, is framed as the confession of the painter Juan Pablo Castel, who has murdered the only woman capable of understanding him. Sabato\'s novels were praised by authors such as Albert Camus and Graham Greene.
About the AuthorErnesto Sabato
(b. June 24, 1911) was born in Rojas, a small town in Buenos Aires Province. He read physics at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, attended the Sorbonne in Paris, and worked at the Curie Institute. After World War II, he lost faith in science and began writing fiction.Margaret Sayers Peden
is Professor of Spanish American Literature at the University of Missouri. One of the leading translators of her time, Peden has translated more than 40 books and has won numerous prizes and grants.Colm Toibin
was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of six novels including The Blackwater Lightship, The Master both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize and Brooklyn which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Costa Novel Award, and an earlier collection of stories, Mothers and Sons.
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