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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In each country, Ampuero supplies the reader with such detail that you feel you can actually taste the medianoche sandwich, hear the music of Irakere, smell the cigars being smoked, visualize amluero architecture all while being enveloped in the noir rpberto. A detective hired by Pablo Neruda, who encourages him to read Maigret novels for his training set against a backdrop of political upheaval in Chile on the eve of Pinochet’s rise to power, intrigue, communists and more.

No ratings or reviews yet. Neruda becomes more ill and dies before Cayetano can tell him what he had discovered He soon discovers that the Doctor is dead but his widow, the beautiful Beatriz Lederer and her daughter Tina, left Mexico for Cuba.

Buy 3 Get 1 Free. In the end, it was a decently ljbro story with a fairly satisfactory ending. Although the main character spends a lot of time and energy traveling around and pursuing answers on Neruda’s behalf, the book turns out to be an homage of sorts to the Nobel-winning poet rather than your standard detective novel. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It does look very good. Galileo was his hero. Vintage Paperback Paperback Cookbooks in English. There are many references, some sly or humorous, to Golden Age detectives, art, writers, TV and radio programs and robeerto cultural markers of the early seventies.

A narcissist focused only on his own pleasures and gratification. On the trail for one man — Dr. While avoiding spoilers, this fiction centers on what the author represents as Pablo Neruda’s dying wish: Well written and engaging, Ampuero’s characters come to life.


Throughout his story, Ampuero fashions a sort of paper-mache-Neruda who is easy nruda poke holes in, all the while claiming to admire the real man. Some of it fictional yes, but this still gives an interesting view of him in his own surroundings. Xaso he studied Social Anthropology in the mornings and Latin American Literature in the afternoons. Borges, Cortazar, Onetti and Sabato and with the politics of Castro, Daniel Cohen-Bendit and other contemporary leftist revolutionaries.

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I favor a nuanced view of great artists and leaders. Further, Ampuero’s extremely arrogant approach ampurro Neruda’s “life” also gives him license to present his own highly prejudiced, but fictional, versions of Neruda’s first-person-voice reflections e the nature of his relationship with each of his wives, set aside cas the main story in special wholly italicized chapters, as though Casso himself had written them.

I’ve read so many mediocre novels lately, that this was a breath of fresh air. In the s, Cayetano, his wife, and Neruda watch the consequences of the political landscape play out right in front of their eyes — The attempted coup came live and direct over the radio, like in the American movies, turning the country into a passive spectator The media buzz and the fear and excitement of the people show a country on the edge where tension is the order of the day.

But Roberfo can’t get into the story, and I don’t know that I’ll ever finish it. Married to a bourgeois revolutionary, Cayetano finds himself beckoned to one of the many homes Neruda possesses, this one in the city of Valparaiso, a once great port city that lost its glory at the turn of the twentieth century; with the opening of the Panama Canal shipping companies no longer needed to take the long journey past Cape Horn.

In Ampuero departed from Western Germany and returned to his native country.

The prose—or is it the translation? I came from a country where it was a tradition to have dialogue, to have liberty.


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Occasionally Ampuero speaks of bolero and carimba, but as now when we read of detectives based in Europe or Africa, oftentimes they are listening to something America or Europe has produced. Additionally, the present-day scene at the beginning felt forced and the time shift to the past was jarring.

Can a bore, an ugly man write great novels and eternal poems? You can read my review at http: Reporting to Neruda, Cayetano is dispatched to Havana, where he was born but had left as a small child.

In fact, Ampuero’s brief epilogue alludes to his own mysterious inside knowledge; pretty fantastic for a neighbor-boy who actually admits that he never even spoke to Neruda! To find a Cuban doctor who might be able to cure his cancer, Neruda hires a young Cuban guy who is hanging around Valparaiso, a southern Chilean city of hills and cold weather.

Not very dramatic, somewhat pedestrian and actually kind of slow. Oct 17, Laura Di Santo rated it really liked it Shelves: Ampuero apparently now works out of the University of Iowa, where he attended the Iowa Workshop. Mysteries are not my usual fare but I really enjoyed this one. He himself was not the same after meeting the poet. Throughout the book, Cayetano travels in order to solve Neruda’s case.

Sep 05, Christopher rated it really liked it Shelves: Porque sus faso son demasiados estrafalarios y cerebrales. I hope more are translated into English. Though it’s a quick read, I found it pretty boring. This item doesn’t belong on this page. It’s amazing to me that Ampuero has the audacity to take such very serious liberties with such a heroic figure as Neruda, attributing totally fictitious words, feelingsthoughts, regrets, behaviors, events and relationships to Neruda!

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