The Tunnel by Ernesto Sabato

The Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato's The Tunnel (1948, 140pp) is an account of a murder.  'It should be sufficient to say that I am Juan Pablo Castel, the painter who killed María Iribarne,' the artist tells us in the opening sentence before recounting the events leading up to the crime, and the killing itself, from … Continue reading The Tunnel by Ernesto Sabato


Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner

In February I was in Madrid and used a few evenings to wander down to the Prado, where they open for free two hours before closing time.  It was the last leg of a month long solo jaunt around Portugal and Spain.  I was tired a lot by this point; the hotter weather, the repetitive … Continue reading Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner