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These are pretty good, solid stories that have magical elements but are also grounded rybem a recognizable moral universe. Most widely admired for his short fiction, The Taker and Other Stories is Fonseca’s first collection to appear in English translation, and it ranges across his oeuvre, exploring the sights and sounds of the modern landscape of Rio de Janeiro.

I read the Portuguese edition, so I can’t comment on the translation, but the wonderfully-written stories describe some of the harshest violence I’ve ever read about. So what we get are shock-for-the-sake-of-it stories, the first trio here, which aren’t that shocking– a powerful businessman relieves tension by hitting pedestrians with his fast car, a serial killer falls in love with a woman and realizes his killing is sanctioned by the dominant system, etc.

It is both funny and sad. O Cobrador by Rubem Fonseca. Diario de un adicto a la lectura. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I get the joke but I don’t think it’s funny. Spanish and Portuguese Lit Months De libros se trata. Girl Genius for Monday, December 31, Return to Book Page. Pride is about a man who refuses to die because he has a hole in his sock.

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Death is all over the place, and is handled with breathtaking casualness. The first story is Night drive is only two pages but it is complete with an interesting character, some suspense, and a dark surprise.


Abusa dejando al lector en suspenso. Trials of a Young Writer is the story of a man more interested in his press image than he is in his writing or his live-in girlfriend. Maybe it’s only a bit of an exaggeration fonseva murder your wi I didn’t get the Bukowski comparisons, until I did. This is a strange little connection, with some really varied kinds of stories here– I’d like to believe that’s because it’s not an organic collection but instead a group of stories from different points in Fonseca’s career, slapped under one cover because runem were all translated by the same guy.

All in all, it turned out to be a satisfying, varied collection, mostly on the dark side with some touches of humor, some macabre, some noir, all very readable. In Angels of the Marquees a lonely man tries to help homeless derelicts with dire consequences. With material such as this one reaches a certain point where the author is either enjoying himself, granting himself the powers to kill and rape in a fictive universe, or there is somethin Some authors show you disturbing images of murder and rape and horror with absolutely no remorse or mercy because Also, I would really appreciate it if you would purchase this book, since it would benefit Open Rubej directly.

Nieve en La Habana. Jan 14, Newton Nitro rated it it was amazing. Amazing short stories with one of the most thrilling and cinematographic story i have ever read: Ensayo sobre la pintura flamenca del Renacimiento.

Rubem Fonseca’s Rio is a city at war, a city whose vast disparities- in wealth, social standing, and prestige- are untenable. A lei de Lem. In Book of Panegyrics a man becomes a live-in caregiver to a dying cbrador in order to use the place as a hideout, but we don’t know exactly what he is hiding from.

Nov 17, Estermann Meyer rated it it was amazing. I’m not sorry I bought it. Sep 28, Ignatius rated it it was amazing.

O Cobrador

In fact, if you I suppose it might be a bit of a cliche to write that any given book is a tour de force of its’ genre, but dammit if that doesn’t fit the bill cobradlr this one. Maybe it’s only a bit of an exaggeration to murder your wife, and your dwarf best friend, for some good sex?


Jan 13, Jumo rated it it was amazing. Suscribirse a Entradas Atom. Some magical realism here, but definitely inflected by the tones of language as much as circumventing what we conventionally think of cobrdaor real.

Y ese mero hecho es valioso.

O Cobrador by Rubem Fonseca

Account of the Incident concerns an accident between a bus and a cow. Fonseca no proporciona respuestas a estos interrogantes, pero los plantea no a las claras, por supuesto; hablamos de estilo literario, no de rubbem.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Maybe this is what e, in Brazil is like, though? Finally, we’ve got stories like “The Enemy,” which are more or less pure linguistic excess, fonswca I really enjoyed, but which might drive other readers to distraction.

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Some authors show you disturbing images of murder and rape and horror with absolutely no remorse or e because The stories in Rubem Fonseca’s The Taker and Other Stories often have more intricate scenarios than your average Bukowski, and some of the first couple dobrador the stronger half of this slim collection read as genre exercises in horror. He says that a writer should have the courage to show what most people are afraid to say.