Ernesto Sabato 1911–
Argentinian novelist, essayist, and critic.
Sabato is a prominent South American author. Educated as a physicist, Sabato was distressed by the supremacy of science over art in contemporary society. He finally renounced his scientific career for a literary one.
Although his complex novels display such post-modern techniques as multiple narrative voice and point of view, fractured time sequence, and the dream fantasies of surrealism, they are basically psychological studies which owe much to Fedor Dostoevski. His masterwork, On Heroes and Tombs, has recently been translated for United States publication.
(See also CLC, Vol. 10 and Contemporary Authors, Vols. 97-100.)