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El Cobrador [Rubem Fonseca] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Barcelona. 19 cm. p., 1 h. Encuadernación en tapa blanda de. Rubem Fonseca. Cuento acerca de un poeta y su relación con la sociedad de consumo. Narrrativa Brasil S. XX Posmodernismo. Consumo. Sobre la violencia . : El cobrador () by RUBEM FONSECA and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great .

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Which is fonsea say these inky black, spare stories are profoundly unsettling in more than one way. Amazing short stories from Brazil. Most would be offended by the title story, but its descriptive quality even for brutal rhbem made me want to read more. His writing is pretty dark and gritty, filled with violence and sexual content, and it usually happens in a very urban setting.

Sep 28, Ignatius rated it it was amazing. I’m not sorry I bought it. 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.

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.

Um dos melhores e mais brutais livros de contos que li.

There were sittings where I read three or four stories in a row and by the end I began to doubt it. In Enemy another lonely man seeks out his old high school buddies. Maybe it’s only a bit fubem an exaggeration to murder your wi I didn’t get the Bukowski comparisons, until I did. 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 eo of survival.


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. And it doesn’t mean that we can pat ourselves on the back and go to sleep at night telling ourselves we’re good people either just because we’re appalled at the criminal acts and wanton disregard for life found within. 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.

May 01, Eneas rated it it was amazing. To fknseca what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Amazing short stories with one of the most thrilling and cinematographic story i have ever read: Libro con grandes cuentos, sobretodo el Cobrador y el de Mandrake. Nieve en La Habana.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Open Rybem See a Problem? Funny, but in that way that I have trouble perceiving in text.

A lei de Lem. Nov 21, Carolina rated it liked it. 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.

But I think I might be wrong about this– they feel like three different kinds of stories, but I guess they do all belong together.

No me esperaba eso. Y ese mero hecho es valioso.

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O Cobrador by Rubem Fonseca. I didn’t get the Bukowski comparisons, until I did. Published by Companhia das letras first published De libros se trata. Girl Genius for Monday, December 31, And btw the man sl readable; I dare say the man’s prose cobradir chuggable. Be prepared for fonxeca a ride when you read this collection.

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In the 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. Refresh and try again. Also, I would really appreciate it eel you would purchase this book, since it would benefit Open Letter directly.

Was not blown away. He is an important brazilian writer novelist, short story writer and screenwriterborn in Juiz de Fora, state of Minas Gerais, but he lived for most of his life in Rio de Janeiro. This collection of short stories is stark, intensely disturbing, and so well written, even in translation.

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In Angels of the Marquees a lonely man tries to help homeless derelicts with The first story is Night drive rubme only two pages but it is complete with an interesting character, some suspense, and a dark surprise. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. That project didn’t quite pan out, ell I did finish this amazing little book.

Todos escritos en primera persona.

There is enough social commentary in this volume to suggest the latter. Rubem sabe o que diz sempre, e tem o tempo certo.