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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Editorial Seix Barral, S.A. (1 Feb. 1999)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 8432207721
  • ISBN-13: 978-8432207723
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.8 x 3.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,106,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entering Hades. 8 Jan. 2008
By Maximiliano F Yofre - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I first read "On Heroes and Tombs" when it was just edited, almost 40 years ago. It was an overwhelming experience at that time. I've recently reread it and still stand as a major work, resisting the acid test of time.

Mr. Sabato has written up to day only three novels: "The Tunnel", "On Heroes and Tombs" and "The Dark Angel" and a score of sociological essays. With the present novel he has won a well deserved place into the best Latin-American writers of the XXth century.

This is a complex and dark novel staged in three levels: one the love affair between Martin and Alejandra situated in 1955's Buenos Aires; second the recount of a fleeing party of defeated Unitarians soldiers, carrying the corpse of their fallen leader, General Lavalle, in 1840's during the Civil War; third the "Report on Blind People" staged in a fantastic underworld that coexist with the "real and normal" world.

The three narrative layers are intermixed and connected to each other with Alejandra as a fulcrum.
Alejandra's character is very complex and mysterious. It remind me of Justine, described in the first volume of Lawrence Durrell`s "Alexandria Quartet". Both are women in distress, searching love and protection, but at the same time rejecting lover and protector. They are torn by tragic experiences, and the lover to be can't penetrate their souls and cringes in desperation.

Martin is the desperate & frustrated lover; nevertheless he won't quit and defies all dangers & mysteries to try to save Alejandra.

It is a great novel with touches of "magic-realism" and some echoes of Borges' and Cortazar's tales.

I wholeheartedly recommend it!!!!

Reviewed by Max Yofre.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recuerdo del pasado 2 Aug. 2006
By Veronica E. Sanchez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
He leido esta novela dos veces en dos momentos muy diferentes de mi vida, en ambos instantes, no he logrado separarme mentalmente ni del relato, ni de la historia que de una manera tan agradable Ernesto plasma en este libro. Su picardia al incluir el Informe del Pais de los Ciegos es unica. Este ha sido uno de los mejores libros que he leido en mi vida.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ernesto Sabato: In memoriam! 30 April 2011
By Hiram Gòmez Pardo Venezuela - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Today I knew about the mornful new. Ernesto Sabato (99) has passed away. And the first thought that came to y mind is to write some words in memoriam of this giant of the Latin American literature.

My first appproach dates from my University years, when Graciela Pizarro (personal friend of him) made us to know about the genuine grandness, powerful expression and conceptual density of this notable writer.

This work -to my mind- constitutes his greatest creative peak. Informe sobre ciegos (Report about blidmen) is an astonishing metaphor that brings us to the very entrails of hell. A supossed society of blindmen dwell in the suburbs of the underground. The powerful descriptive force, the absolute domain of the Spanish lexicon and his captivating literary style places him among the greatest of the Literature: and when I make this statement think in Poe, Lautreamont, Faulkner, Kafka, Stevenson, Melville, Borges, Quiroga or Guy de Maupassant.

One of the last giants of the literature of the past Century has left us.

Rest in peace.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars La novela psicologica por excelencia 14 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Fascinante y conmovedora la forma en que Sabato indaga acerca de los instintos y miedos que habitan en cada uno de los personajes. Una novela urbana que indefectiblemente logra la identificación del lector en algun momento de su trama. Una obra maestra.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest novel of our time 3 Dec. 1998
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Format: Paperback
Novela fascinante, que nos lleva a explorar la intrincada y laberintica mente de un ser diabolico"INFORME SOBRE CIEGOS" y asu vez nos narra una conmovedora historia de amor maldito.Absolutamente recomendable.
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