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Onetti's subject is the decay and materialism of the modern world, but he presents it in a dense, indirect prose style that creates a world often bordering on nightmare. The narrator of A Brief Life (1950) creates a number of other existences for himself to escape the boredom and limits, symbolized by his wife's mastectomy, of his own. Ultimately, the created worlds take over supposed reality. The Shipyard (1961), generally considered his best novel, demonstrates the central character's inability to control his life in an absurd existence. Onetti's characters never cease trying to create meaning, but they flounder helplessly in a world that is beyond their efforts at control. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Shipyard 432 copies, 10 reviews
A Brief Life 342 copies, 8 reviews
Body Snatcher 223 copies, 4 reviews
Dejemos hablar al viento 216 copies, 6 reviews
Goodbyes and Stories 116 copies, 1 review
Cuentos completos 94 copies, 5 reviews
Past Caring 91 copies, 1 review
Para esta noche 46 copies, 2 reviews
El pozo 41 copies
Tierra de nadie 35 copies
Tiempo de abrazar 23 copies, 1 review
Cuando entonces 21 copies, 1 review
La novia robada 19 copies, 1 review
La muerte y la niña 11 copies, 1 review
Afscheid 9 copies
Pozo, El - Los Adioses 6 copies, 1 review
Magda : Roman 3 copies
La fiancée volée 2 copies, 1 review
Tersane 2 copies
Hlbočina 2 copies
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