Very uestion of xistence Camus sees this uestion of suicide as a natural response to an underlying premise namely that life is absurd in its very nature for it s absurd to continually seek meaning in life when there is none S bato s narrator faces the Schmerzmedizin - 1000 Fragen existential dilemma with similarxistential choices at his disposal we don t see any sign of regret in Castel over his act of murder as he reflects on his actions in prison which clearly shows influence of Dostoevsky and Kafka as their characters who create havoc who helped society see the soul of man who carried vengeance in his heart yet maintained a love for mankind or probably anti heroes never show any sign of remorse over their deeds since their acts are Psychologische Homöopathie. existential choices at their disposal one couldasily decipher that Juan Pablo is already a prisoner well before he is being put in prison for he is captive of his wistful loneliness of his delusions and paranoia which The Viva Mayr Diet: 14 days to a flatter stomach and a younger you eventually leads him to murder Maria who he thinks understands him best out of utter jealously which is the outcome of his interminablexistential struggle You know I was going to review this book but then it occurred to me that I would never know if you have read my review I mean yes I do get likes but suppose people are liking them without reading them Of course why would anyone do that Two possibilities seem to suggest themselves Aviation Logistics: The Dynamic Partnership of Air Freight and Supply Chain either they want to make a fool of me by making me keep writing reviews that no one reads or to distract me from something Of course that in itself calls for a mass conspiracy because so many people from so many countries will be liking my reviews unless of course it is one person with many fake accounts Now that I think about it the possibility seems very real The above is how our protagonist might have started a review But now to proper reviewI don t know if it can be defined that way but all art whether it be painting writing singingtc all art forms seems to be tools of communication of communicating in superior ways It is like that teenager boy writing poems to his sweat heart sort of thing or making albums uoting great poets when one doesn t feel gifted oneself because our normal R High Performance Programming everyday language isn tnough to xpress what we feelBut what about artists What yearnings must they have in themselves to make it their profession to develop those tools to be on constant look out at just the right word phrase color tc Why should MB write leave alone his manuscript of Master and Margarita leave alone keep them knowing that they are as good as their death warrant Manuscripts don t burn one hears in the answer but why don t they Is it that they live in constant fear of being misunderstood like Kafka was Perhaps getting the message right in itself not Scala for Java Developers enough there must also need be the person who can understand the message And thus Nabokov s irritation at wrong interpretations of his works and Van Gogh s sorrow who though created most beautiful paintings never found a pair ofyes in which that beauty is reflected Perhaps that is why artists seek posterity and immortality to carry to their death bed the hope that what they have to say will be one day be heard in just the way they wanted The protagonist in the Invitation to a Beheading by Nabokov gives his writings to his xecutioners in desperation and asks them not to
Destroy Them As Long them as long he is alive so that he could at least have a theoretical chance of finding a readerSo is it for that theoretical chance of finding someone who will understand him that keeps the artist going It seems to be true in the case of Juan Pablo our protagonist here for whom the whole life was like a dark tunnel yes that xplains the title where he lived in solitude because as he puts it no one understood him The trouble begins when he finds a woman does understand him And he discovers that he has a lot to say than that single painting She wants that too
the need for understanding mutual It doesn t Matter Who Paints And who paints and reflects Only our guy can t have Vermeer to Eternity enough his overt thinking over analytical pathological brain can t believe his good fortune Like Anna Karenina he needs constant assurances of her fidelity as is often the case of those who fell in love when they had long given up on any chance of finding it Like her he too dwells over suicide but rather prefers killing his girlfriendCamus commissioned its publishing and the narrator here too finds himself a stranger in his world but his solitude because he is a nihilist but rather because of his misanthropy It also shows similarity to Lolita in that Juan Pable might be putting his own version and suppressing the voice of his victim What I learned from this novel is that if you look intensely and soulfully at a painting in a gallery and the artist himself happens to see you doing it and conceives the notion that you and only you alone have perceived the true great meaning of this work you might find yourself cajoled inveigled drawn in stalked obsessively obsessed over night and day belittled berated bewildered bamboozled brutalised and finally stabbed and killed in a blizzard of male rage in justxactly the same way these ghastly things are done in any old vulgar sex crime you might see on Forensic Files or in the pages of your local tabloid and so the moral is clear if out of the corner of your Heaven to Betsy eye you do see the famous artist looking at you looking you should beat it out of there as fast as your little feet can carry you and don t look back until you re back behind double locked doors because he might just might be the protagonist of anxistential novel from the 1940s. Is the story of a murdererin the city of Buenos Aires Argentin. ,
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One of the giants of Latin American literature Ernesto S bato 1911 2011 lived most of his life in Buenos Aires Argentina and periodically committed his own manuscripts to the flames noting in one interview with wry satisfaction how fire is purifying Fortunately in addition to many So B. It essays three of his novels survive Before commenting on The Tunnel his first novel written in 1948 some observations on his other two On Heroes and Tombs S bato s dark brooding 500 pager includes anntire hallucinogenic mindbending section Report on Blind People The novel also features young Martin and the object of his obsessive love Alejandra a reclusive young lady who deals with serious bouts of madness With Cabaret every page turned a reader is ledver further down murky winding corridors of memory and imagination Not an asy readAnd S bato s second full length novel The Angel of Darkness is ven darker and brooding where S bato himself takes on the role of main character and first person narrator In one outlandish scene S bato has a nightmare where he shows up on his wedding day as groom wearing only his underwear marrying a television celebrity with blind Jorge Luis Borges standing in as best man I mention Borges s blindness since this novel also involves a search for a Society of the Blind rud to be responsible for all the world s ills With its uniue combination of magical realism and philosophic reflections I judge this as one of the greatest novels ver written However on this point I am an army of one since nearly all critics and readers cite this work as dense heavy and overly cerebralTurning to The Tunnel Juan Pablo Castel first person narrator of S bato s short novel is a painter who becomes obsessed with a young woman who has a particular appreciation for a scene in one of his paintings And although The Tunnel is the same length as Camus s The Stranger and both are considered works of xistential alienation the obsessive Castel is a universe away from Meursault s indifference And to whom may we compare Castel For my money narrators in Tommaso Landolfi s tales of obsession aristocratic and condescending down to their toes looking at their fellow humans Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice even thoseducated and cultured or perhaps En plein coeur especially thoseducated and cultured as a rabble of vulgar ugly gluttonous gross moronsBack to Castel s obsession for the young woman The opening line of the novel It should be sufficient to say that I am Juan Pablo Castel the painter who killed Maria Iribarne Hi sits in the room where he is locked up and writes down how once he set The Bookshop on the Shore eyes on Maria Iribarne he was driven mad by desire This is one compelling story Once I started reading I couldn t put the book down until I finished My sense is S bato wanted his reader to doxactly that read in one sitting to get the full Dance Real Slow emotional and psychic impact of Castel s obsessionAt one point Castel relates a nightmare where he is in an unfamiliar house surrounded by friends and one sinister stranger We read The man began to change me into a bird into a man size bird He began with my feet I saw them gradually turning into something like rooster claws Then my whole body began to change from the feet up like water rising in a pool but when I began to speak it was at the top of my voice Then I was amazed by two facts the words I wanted to say came out as suawks screeches that fell on myars as desperate and alien perhaps because there was still something human about them and what was infinitely worse my friends did not hear the suawking just as they had not seen my The Art of Memoir enormous bird body This nightmare foreshadows a scene in The Angel of Darkness where S bato walks down a street in Buenos Aires having been transformed into a half blind barely aware four foot batThe theme of blindness pops up continually Maria Iribarne s husband is blind During onemotionally charged conversation Castel accuses Maria of deceiving a blind man At another point Castel conveys how he was blinded by the painful glare of his own shyness and at still another how his blindness prevented him from seeing a flaw in an idea And turns out we can see how Castel s obsession made him blind when it came to Maria For The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life example the followingxchange where Castel first converses with herThe hardness in her face and yes disturbed me Why is she so cold I asked myself Why Perhaps she sensed my anxiety my hunger to communicate because for an instant her xpression softened and she seemed to offer a bridge between us But I felt that it was a temporary and fragile bridge swaying high above an abyss Her voice Was Different When She Added But I Don T Know different when she added But I don t know you will gain by seeing me I hurt veryone who comes near me Sabato s The Tunnel 1948 resembles Camus The Stranger 1942 for both are spare short novels featuring murderer protagonists as first person narrators men who are profoundly alienated not only from their societies but also from any meaningful personal relationship But the two protagonists are very different from ach other too Camus hero Meursault a shipping clerk is an unimaginative man alienated from his own PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition emotions s hero Castel a well known painterxperiences emotions s hero Castel a well known painter Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography experiencesmotions intensely but projects them all onto a woman the only woman he believes who can The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, ever fully understand him Meursault s alienation leads to a murder o It was just about the stroke of dawn lilacs started to bloom the birds were singing along the orchestra was about tombark on I got up arly and decided to plunge myself in books I d a few options The Tunnel Beauty and Sadness and Reuiem A hallucination I chose The Tunnel for from xcerpts of the book it occ. El Tunel was his first novel published in Spanish in 1948 and. Urred to be an xistential tale of an account of relationship of an artist Juan Pablo Castel with Maria Iribarne whom he murdered I was listening to Shine on your crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd the starting lines It should be sufficient to say that I am Juan Pablo Castel the painter who killed Maria Iribarne I imagine that the trial is still in veryone s mind and that no further information about myself is necessary with the music of Pink Floyd were creating The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl enthralling atmosphere which caught me off guard to observe that howffortlessly the author has used simplicity to convey the Most Profound And Honest Conviction By Narrator profound and honest conviction by narrator was the very first glimpse of finesse of the author which only gets amplified in subseuent pages It s about recollection of actions of Castel from a prison cell however it s neither an apology for the actions which his insanity caused him to do nor is it a rational Exile and Pilgrim explanation of them Juan Pablo Castel the first person narrator of the book paints Motherhood which has a remote scene framed in a window in the upper let corner of canvas anmpty beach and a solitary woman looking at the sea gets preoccupied with a woman who seems to be interesting in this scene of a window which veryone ignores the scene signifies absolute nostalgic loneliness which is profound than solitude for solitude is often self desired and rewarding at times as one gets chance to look aside form the distractions world offer us to ponder upon your insignificant self and to nurture it with amusements you njoy perhaps to refuel yourself while the wistful loneliness is depressing as you feel isolated from the world and it seems to fall apart in front of your very Hannah Montana: The Movie eyes but all you could do is just to stare meekly at it the narrator feels a profound bond with her a woman who can see into his soul and capable of understanding themotion behind his artistic creation for she probably feels the same isolation from the world as the narrator does since the people who are waking by seem to be non xistent to her this realization thoroughly captures his mind and he becomes obsessed with her the kind of realization which brings along a injuring fear and an anguish at the same time to feel that there are others like you as well you re not absurd alone a desire to meet those people and a trepidation to lose all your notions about your xistence The narrator stalks her and tries different probable combinations to bring his chances of meeting her from null to desirable outcome he keeps on mediating about these combinations to insanity and always tries to comfort himself when the fear of getting it altogether wrong strikes him by carefully deliberating ach of them It isn t that I don t reason things Just the opposite my mind never stops But think of a captain who is constantly charting its position meticulously following a course towards an objective But also imagine that he does not know why is sailing toward it Sabato captures the intensity of passions run into uncharted passages where love promises not tranuillity but danger Juan Pablo manages to meet Maria their relationship starts to bloom but it is not usual fairy types
*of bonds for *bonds for is one of those crippling one which ventually turns out to be obsession wherein jealously gradually takes over infatuation as is the fate of love generally for the dangers it holds only permeate with time The inability to control human passion precisely bounded here comes across not as melodrama but as icy documentary The I thought about it the receptive I became to the idea of accepting her love without condition and the terrified I became of being left with nothing absolutely nothing From the terror was germinating and flowering the kind of humility possessed only by persons who have no choice This narrative of the book is meticulously condensed as the book is divided into small chapters which contain sparse and succinct sentences which makes them asy to decipher at the same time the narrative doesn t leave its profoundness to captivate the reader about obsessions and struggles of the narrator The nightmares of Juan Pablo in which he turns to a man size bird reflects the deep scuffles in consciousness to ascertain xistence of a man Sabato mocks about idiosyncrasies of life using satirical Cardiovascular Pet: Current Concepts elements the deadpan description of a cocktail party filled with psychoanalysts the portrayal of life oflites wherein redundant conversations fill the intellectual circles are absolutely bang on his commentary over vanity is honest and chilling for human nature is corrupted and man always delude himself I do not comment on vanity As far as I know no human is devoid of this formidable motivation for Human Progress People make me laugh when they talk about the modesty of an Einstein or someone of his kind My answer to them is that it is asy to be modest when you are famous That is appear to me modest This compelling book drills deeper into the dark abyss of human soul like The Outsider by Albert Camus the dark canvas of tortured human soul sketched by Sabato wherein the rules governing despair are so closely xamined that the A Companion to Peter Martyr Vermigli entirenterprise of living or thinking seems deeply absurd wherein man constantly sees faults in the people he meets or observes walking along the streets of the city whose distrust of human nature is vident in the jealousy and insecurity towards seemingly most profound relationships according to Albert Camus the only philosophical problem in the life was suicide for its the greatest choice for a man in this absurd world to choose whether or not life is worth living is to answer the. Becoming a big hit in France Albert Camus was a fan The novel.