El caso Neruda has ratings and reviews. More lists with this book. .. Cayetano Brulé, Roberto Ampuero’nun romanda Pablo Neruda tarafından ünlü. : El caso Neruda (Spanish Edition) () by Roberto Ampuero and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books. Roberto Ampuero is a Chilean author, columnist, and a university professor. His first novel . In an interview in Ampuero says “the book continues to have new editions circulating the black market in Cuba, and in they “Greek Passions”; El caso Neruda, Norma-La Otra Orilla, pages, “The Neruda case”.

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Skip to main content. Seeing it is the first novel of a long-running series, I certainly hope that they take the time to translate more, because the book was highly enjoyable. Off they go to see a performance of Life of Galileo, a piece lirbo by Brecht during the Nazi era.

The problem for Latin American language authors is that people have a tendency to compare to some pretty heavy hitters, like Garcia Marquez, Vargas Llosa, or Luis Borges. The novel weaves itself around the life of Pablo Neruda towards the end of his life.

Not very dramatic, somewhat pedestrian and actually kind of slow. The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects or irregularities. Vintage Paperback Paperback Books. Porque sus dectectives son demasiados estrafalarios y cerebrales. Paperback El James Books. Cayetano finds that this mission takes him away from Chile, to Mexico, Cuba, East Germany, and Ampureo, where he meets a wide range of people and situations.

The book also has a fantastic setting. In Chile his works have sold more than 40 ampyero.

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Nowhere does this author justify this essentially magical thinking about Neruda or the manner in which Neruda is portrayed in his novel. Yet I enjoyed this book. In the above passage Ampuero compares Neruda and Brecht as writers who know how to survive sometimes needing to compromise their own principles in doing so.


Some of it fictional yes, but this still gives an interesting view of him in his own surroundings. Ampuero wanted to show Neruda as he was—a complicated man of great contradictions. Galileo was his hero. As they talk, Neruda provides him with a challenge — to find a man he has n Literary tourism?

One can only conclude that Ampuero’s apparent intention is defamation and vilification of the great poet, philosopher, diplomat and politician. The price may be the seller’s own price elsewhere or another seller’s price. I used the word “sly” midway in my status updates, but ligro is ampuedo nostalgic, and audacious, taking the poet and looking at his life through the women he loved or betrayed, real and fictional, and looking at the period through which he lived, the politics and posturings, the succession of disguises people don Una duda profunda que lo atormenta cuando percibe el final de su existencia.

But the greatest roherto of the night that stuck in my mind was the head of the Spanish Department, an ultra-conservative admirer of Generalisimo Francisco Franco, embracing and kissing Neruda, an compromising and committed Stalinist Communist.

A marriage on the rocks due to the intense politics of the time. Other books in the series. If you are a Neruda fan, this fictionalized account of his last days is really spectacular.

A narcissist focused only on his own pleasures and gratification. Since then the detective has appeared in five novels. There are more personal reasons at stake.

El caso Neruda by Roberto Ampuero

The book gave me a chance to brush up on my Spanish and Geography, as well as see the world as events unfolded in the early 70’s through the eyes of a young man caught up in the revolution at the time.


But gee, it still makes for a mediocre but misleading novel. I really liked how Ampuero was able to weave all of these elements together in order to create a story that will appeal to so many different readers. Sep 19, Maritza Buendia rated it liked it. He himself was not the same after meeting the poet. This translation of a work published in gives us an intimate, if fictional, portrait of Pablo Neruda.

Ampuero’s highly personal afterword contextualizes his youth in Valparaiso, Chile in the s and early s – an essay alone worth the price of the book. In the middle of the beginning paragraph, I started to wonder whether it was the translation that was problem or whether it was Ampuero that was the problem. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Casso Chile — the home of Pablo Neruda and a key location for watching events of Chilean history unfold. Save on Textbooks, Nerida Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

The only important toberto is that he finds this man — Neruda is dying of cancer and this is his final wish. So Neruda hires a young man who he judges to have aptitude as a potential detective Ampuero’s fictional detective Cayatano Brule’s very first case to search for the elusive woman.

I’m looking forward to seeing the sequels translated into English, so I can pick them up. I am glad I read it, but there was nothing exceptional about the story or the writing. You have to live in the US and be the first to leave a comment.