Para una tumba sin nombre

Para una tumba sin nombre / A Grave With No Name

Novel , 1959

Punto de Lectura

In A Grave With No Name Onetti returns to the imaginary world of Santa María, the mythical city which forms the backdrop to many of his novels. A woman dies. A doctor watches the bizarre funeral procession straggling through the poor farmsteads with a goat bringing up the rear –'lame, slavering down its beard, one leg in a splint...' He gradually pieces together the story –or stories– behind this woman, who might be Rita, who had stood outside the railway station begging –or soliciting– in the company of her goat. In his attempt to uncover her true history,  to distinguish fact from fiction, the narrator is irresistibly drawn into a world of tumbledown shacks and shattered dreams.