Ernesto Sabato

Physicist, Author

1911 – 2011

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Who was Ernesto Sabato?

Ernesto Sabato was an Argentine writer, painter and physicist. According to the BBC he "won some of the most prestigious prizes in Hispanic literature" and "became very influential in the literary world throughout Latin America". Upon his death El País dubbed him the "last classic writer in Argentine literature".

Sabato was distinguished by his bald pate and brush moustache and wore tinted spectacles and open-necked shirts. He was born in Rojas, a small town in Buenos Aires Province. Sabato began his studies at the Colegio Nacional de La Plata. He then studied physics at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, where he earned a PhD. He then attended the Sorbonne in Paris and worked at the Curie Institute. After World War II, he lost interest in science and started writing.

Sabato's oeuvre includes three novels: El Túnel, Sobre héroes y tumbas and Abaddón el exterminador. The first of these received critical acclaim upon its publication from, among others, fellow writers Albert Camus and Thomas Mann. The second is regarded as his masterpiece, though he nearly burnt it like many of his other works. Sabato's essays cover topics as diverse as metaphysics, politics and tango.

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Born
Jun 24, 1911
Rojas, Buenos Aires
Also known as
  • Ernesto R. Sábato
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Argentine people
  • Arbëreshë people
Nationality
  • Argentina
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • Rafael Hernández National College
  • National University of La Plata
    (1929 - )
  • International Lenin School
    (1934 - )
  • PhD, National University of La Plata
    Physics
    (1938 - )
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    (1939 - )
Employment
  • Curie Institute
  • National University of La Plata
Lived in
  • Buenos Aires Province
  • Paris
Died
Apr 30, 2011
Santos Lugares

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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