Ernesto Sábato (2081 words)

Anna Hamling (University of New Brunswick, Fredericton)
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Ernesto Sábato is one of the most acclaimed Argentinean writers, essayists, scientists, painters and intellectuals; it could even be argued that he is one of the great literary figures of the 20th century. His philosophical, psychological and political essays earned him a place in the intellectual elite of existential writers, beside Jean Paul Sartre and Albert Camus.

Sábato, was born on 24 June, 1911 in Rojas, a little town in the province of Buenos Aires, to a well to do family of Italian immigrants who had eleven children and were the owners of a village flour mill. Ernesto received his secondary education at the Colegio Nacional (1924-28) in Buenos Aires where he experienced anguish and solitude away from his …

Citation: Hamling, Anna. "Ernesto Sábato". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 September 2009 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=11971, accessed 30 November 2021.]

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