Antonio Di Benedetto





Antonio Di Benedetto


Born
in Mendoza, Argentina
November 02, 1922

Died
October 10, 1986

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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-Grillet, Julio Cortázar a
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Zama

4.05 avg rating — 755 ratings — published 1956 — 28 editions
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Los suicidas

3.90 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 1969 — 7 editions
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El silenciero

3.99 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 1964 — 4 editions
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Cuentos completos

4.28 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2006
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Cuentos claros

3.29 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2004
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El pentágono: Novela en for...

3.64 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2005
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Caballo en el salitral

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Aballay

3.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2010
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Nest in the Bones: Stories ...

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Absurdos

3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2004
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“I asked myself not why I was alive but why I had lived. Out of expectation, I supposed, and wondered whether I still expected anything. It seemed I did.

Something more is always expected.”
Antonio Di Benedetto, Zama

“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

“But a man cannot renounce his life for half a day: There is either the rest of eternity or nothing.”
Antonio Di Benedetto, Zama

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