Antonio di Benedetto

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Antonio di Benedetto


Born
in Mendoza, Argentina
November 02, 1922

Died
October 10, 1986

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Antonio di Benedetto 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 and Ernesto Sábato.

In mid-sixties or early seventies he caused a diplomatic fau
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Zama

4.01 avg rating — 2,679 ratings — published 1956 — 44 editions
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The Silentiary

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Los suicidas

3.95 avg rating — 436 ratings — published 1969 — 14 editions
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Cuentos completos

4.27 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Trilogía: Zama • El silenci...

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Nest in the Bones: Stories

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3.79 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1953 — 3 editions
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Cuentos claros

3.67 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2004
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Aballay

3.64 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2010
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Caballo en el salitral

3.89 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1981
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El pentágono: Novela en for...

3.50 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2005
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“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

“Y yo la miro y siento que amo a la gente triste y silenciosa.”
Antonio Di Benedetto, Los suicidas

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