Antonio Di Benedetto


Born
in Mendoza, Argentina
November 02, 1922

Died
October 10, 1986

Genre

Influences


Antonio di Benedetto, (born 2 November 1922 in Mendoza – died on 10 October 1986 in Buenos Aires), was an Argentine journalist and writer.

Di Benedetto began writing and publishing stories in his teens, inspired by the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Luigi Pirandello. Mundo Animal, appearing in 1952, was his first story collection and won prestigious awards. A revised version came out in 1971, but the Xenos Books translation uses the first edition to catch the youthful flavor.

Antonio di Benedetto wrote five novels, the most famous being the existential masterpiece Zama (1956). Los suicidas (The Suicides, 1969) is noteworthy for expressing his intense abhorrence of noise. Critics have compared his works to Alain Robbe-G
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Average rating: 3.98 · 2,291 ratings · 297 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
Zama

4.02 avg rating — 1,610 ratings — published 1956 — 38 editions
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Los suicidas

3.90 avg rating — 251 ratings — published 1969 — 10 editions
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El silenciero

3.90 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1964 — 5 editions
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Cuentos completos

4.37 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Cuentos claros

3.53 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2004
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Nest in the Bones: Stories ...

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3.72 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1953 — 4 editions
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Aballay

3.95 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2010
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Caballo en el salitral

4.24 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1981
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El pentágono: Novela en for...

3.59 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2005
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Zama / El silenciero / Los ...

4.63 avg rating — 16 ratings2 editions
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More books by Antonio Di Benedetto…
“Y yo la miro y siento que amo a la gente triste y silenciosa.”
Antonio Di Benedetto, Los suicidas

“Comenzaba la tarde, pero tanto mal me había dado aquel día que me espantaba continuarlo. Sin embargo, no se puede renunciar a vivir medio día: o el resto de la eternidad o nada.”
Antonio Di Benedetto, Zama

“I understood that she was more candor & despair than woman. She had refused to be flesh & triumphed. She was freer than I.”
Antonio Di Benedetto, Zama

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