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The Pit and Tonight

A novel by

Juan Carlos Onetti, 84 years old and now a Spanish citizen, living in Madrid, is one of the most distinguished and most neglected of Latin American writers. He was born in Montevideo, but takes the idea of being an important Uruguayan author as something short of a compliment, even as a kind of joke. He hasn't sought his neglect, but he has cultivated the neglect he found, made it part of his story. He boasts of failing to get literary prizes in the way other writers casually mention that they've got them. His neglect began early, almost as soon as he was discovered, with his harsh and jagged short story 'El Pozo' ('The Pit'), 1939; and when he did get a major literary prize, the Cervantes, it was in 1978, late enough for the legend of neglect to be maintained.

Genre: General Fiction

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June 1991 : UK Hardback

Title: The Pit and Tonight
Author(s): Juan Carlos Onetti
ISBN: 0-7043-2767-8 / 978-0-7043-2767-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
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