First of all, hello to all of you, I'm new here
Secondly; I would like to recommend this amazing Argentine writer, who, in my opinion, is unjustly neglected and forgotten as a big name of Latin american literature. As he said, "I only "committed" three novels", there is not much to read, but the little there is, is profound. His work is existentialist and was acclaimed by Camus and Mann (For me, Sabato's style is very similar to Camus'), and his great model was Dostoevsky
Now, about this work, that was Sabato's masterpiece, On Heroes and Tombs, it's a story about a self-destructing love between two emotionally damaged people, Martín, the son of a failed painter and a promiscuous mother (as she is called in the novel, sewer-mother) who constantly reminds him that she tried to abort him and couldn't, and Alejandra, from a traditional and decaying Argentine family. And, maybe some would say that "disconnected" from the main story line and could almost be a book by itself, the "Report on the Blind" chapter, that is (in my opinion, again) the best surrealist, Poean work ever written Latin america, Fernando (Alejandra's father), narrating his investigations on a "blind man cult "
The thing that makes this book so great is that it's questions about life, existence and etc. mock themselves, reminding us that a man should not be considered special for thinking, as it's not as rare gift as many of us like to believe; but, in the same way, we should be considered special for being human beings, and no man should be considered unworthy or not as an unique and special , no man should be mocked, because we are all prone to disgrace and loneliness after all, and in that, we are brothers
Of course, the book is much broader than that. I have left almost everything out. Anyone willing to discuss it??