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 captures the intensity of passions run into uncharted passages where love promises not tranquillity, but danger.' Los Angeles Times With an Introduction by Colm Tóibín Translation by Margaret Sayers Peden 'An existentialist classic . . . Retains a chilling, memorable power' The New York Times Book Review… (more)
giovannigf: Looking for pseudo-existentialist first-person narratives from paranoid misogynists consumed by jealousy? This is your lucky day! I'd recommend Sabato's novel over Moravia's because it's mercifully brief, but you should save yourself the grief and read Tolstoy's masterful "The Kreutzer Sonata" instead.… (more)
davidgn: Ernesto Sábato was the President of CONADEP. El Túnel is his first and best-known novel.
Worth reading: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/clives_lives/2007/02/jorge_luis_borges.html