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El túnel by Ernesto Sábato
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Oct 05, 11

bookshelves: latinoamérica
Read in March, 2006 — I own a copy

The protagonist, an artis, becomes obsessd with a woman because she sees something in one of his paintings that no one else sees: a little window with a scene that represents something like a return to childhood, or it could be some dream of happiness and love. H only isolates himself further and finally stabs her to death. In the last scene he s painting in a mental hosptal. There are some referencs that suggest connections and idea. The detective story and a parody of a detective story--could be what this is. Dostoyevsky. Sartre--The woman on the farm is reading. Concentration camps--someone who survives can't be happy--parallel with he protagonist.Conflict between reason and intuition. According to the introduction: Emphasizes the hopelessness, lack of communication, and loneliness of life in the city.
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