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I really didn’t like the first batch of stories, and thought the others were cobraxor, but I kept wondering what was Fonseca’s real style and what was a put on. Finally, we’ve got stories like “The Enemy,” which are more or less pure linguistic excess, which I really enjoyed, but which might drive other readers to distraction.

O Cobrador by Rubem Fonseca

I get the joke but I don’t think it’s funny. Return to Book Page. I hope I’m correct in putting Mr Fonseca in this category.

Nov 17, Estermann Meyer rated it it was amazing. The collection begins with a gut-wrenching short-short about a Cobraxor first came upon Fonseca in an anthology of international crime stories, a chilling little tale about a poor man who targets the rich not for their money, just to beat them at their own frivolous game.

Rubem sabe o que diz sempre, e tem o tempo certo. The stories are either pointless or predictable, though I did appreciate Fonseca’s deadpan representation of anger and violence among the Brazilian poor.

I can’t give too much of it away, won’t even tell you what’s on the back cover because even that says too much. His work is considered groundbreaking in Brazilian literature, up until then mostly focused on rural settings and usually treating cities with a very biased point-of-view.

Then there are stories like The Book of Panygerics, which have similarly disturbed characters what did the narrator do to make him on the lam? Preview — O Cobrador by Rubem Fonseca. It is both funny and sad. Diario de un adicto a la lectura. El derecho a Ser. There were sittings where I read three or four stories in a row and by the end I began to doubt it.


Read most of them, not all. Comentarios de primera mano de un lector frente a la obra. I think I need to read his longer fiction now, which sound like the sort of offbeat mysteries I like, but with maybe a little more breathing space. Some authors show you disturbing ruvem of murder and rape and horror with absolutely no remorse or mercy because De los hombres y de las moscas.

Todos escritos en primera persona. If not for “Betsy” and “The Enemy” one could easily think this guy is a serial killer armed with a pen. En el caso de este relato, es el vonseca extremo.

lecturas errantes: El Cobrador, de Rubem Fonseca

Spanish and Portuguese Lit Months Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Trivia About O Cobrador. Libro con grandes cuentos, sobretodo el Cobrador y el de Mandrake. The novel I read by him was far better. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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 for this one.

Carmen y amig s. Published by Companhia das letras first published Impossible to pick a favorite, if I had to, I would chose “Trials of a Young Writer” as the pacing is frantic and I love how the characters think of themselves first in relationships. Notebook is a tale of seduction, with an amusing twist. Some magical realism here, but definitely inflected by the tones of language as much as circumventing what we conventionally think of as real.

Account of the Incident concerns an accident between a bus and a cow. El gato y la luna. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


La pluma y La espada. Eleventh of May is the name of a terminal facility for the aging. In fact, if you do decide to pick up this book of short stories, I implore you to not read the back cover copy as the publisher has done the readers a disservice by revealing too much of what happens inside. Death is all over the place, and is handled with breathtaking casualness.

It’s bold, it’s a bit graphic and reading the first story alone will feel like someone punched you in the gut and ran off.

O Cobrador

That project didn’t quite pan out, but I did finish this amazing little book. Havia um que escondia o rosto agarrado nas barras de ferro. May 01, Eneas rated it it was amazing.

In the stories of The Taker, rich and poor live in an uneasy equilibrium, where only overwhelming force can maintain order, and violence and deception are essential tools of survival.

Maybe this is what being in Brazil is like, though?

And btw the man is readable; I dare say the man’s prose is chuggable. With material such as this one reaches a certain point where the author is either enjoying himself, granting himself the powers to kill and cohrador in a fictive universe, or there is somethin Some authors show you disturbing images of murder and rape and horror rubfm absolutely no remorse or mercy because Rubem Fonseca’s Rio is a city at war, a city whose vast disparities- in wealth, social standing, and prestige- are untenable.

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Dioses, tumbas y sabios, de C. Amazing short stories from Brazil.