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Fausto by Estanislao del Campo is a dark and satirical take on the classic tale of Faust. The story follows a man named Fausto who makes a pact with the devil and is granted unlimited wealth, power, and pleasure in exchange for his soul. As Fausto indulges in his newfound luxuries, he becomes increasingly disillusioned and ultimately meets a tragic end.

Del Campo's writing is sharp and witty, offering a scathing critique of society's obsession with material wealth and superficial desires. The characters are complex and morally ambiguous, adding depth to the narrative. The author's use of humor and irony helps to lighten the heavy themes of the story, making it an engaging and thought-provoking read.

Overall, Fausto is a compelling and thought-provoking novella that challenges readers to reflect on the consequences of greed and temptation. Del Campo's unique take on the Faustian tale is sure to leave a lasting impression on those who delve into its pages.

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En este tradicional poema de la literatura gauchesca argentina, el gaucho Anastasio "el Pollo" se encontró con su amigo Laguna en el camino. Mientras sus caballos descansaban y se refrescaban, "Pollo" le reveló a Laguna que recientemente había visto al Diablo, mientras visitaba el teatro Colón en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Acompañado por varios tragos de ginebra, Laguna escuchó la historia de Fausto, experimentada por su amigo "Pollo". - Summary by mariemdover

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