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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El caso Neruda by Roberto Ampuero

Ampuero is an internationally acclaimed and translated writer and his Maigret wannabe detective, Cayetano Brule, has been entertaining readers for years. We had tried to restore the socialism, but now there was a dictatorship and what the people most criticized was that the dictator declared everyone against him an enemy of the state, and therefore you have to incarcerate them, shoot them, or expel them out of the country.

Otherwise, Brule and most other characters seem unidimensional: 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.

En un momento en el que Chile estaba al borde del colapso. But the greatest contradiction 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.

The beloved but flawed Allende government falls to the infamously repressive Pinochet government. As they talk, Neruda provides him with a challenge — to find a man he has n Literary tourism? Anyone interested in Neruda or Chile in the s.

Neruda becomes more ill and dies before Cayetano can tell him what he had discovered On the trail for one man — Dr. My interest is piqued enough to try some of Ampuero’s other novels.

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before but back in college, I had a focus in Latin American politics so that area of the world is absolutely fascinating to me. See details for description of any imperfections. And as for him, Cayetano, to what was he devoted? Open Preview See a Problem?


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Notified May 31 that I have won a First Reads copy–hooray! Additionally, the present-day scene at the beginning felt forced and the time shift to the past was jarring. In the middle of another book, but soon. Yet I enjoyed this book. A man who loves women as much as words and whose life was filled with both grandeur and meanness. The book is a page-turner, I ended up starting it late at night and reading through until the morning when I finished.

Buy 3 Get 1 Free. This is a country going through some troubling times. Off they go to see a performance of Life of Galileo, a piece written by Brecht during the Nazi era. Brule was prone to falling into spurious and unmotivated flirtations and romantic relationships–speaking of sexist.

If you can buy into the original premise that a Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda would hire a young man with no experience other than from his reading of Georges Simenon’s Inspector Maigret novels, you will be carried along.

The book takes place as the Allende presidency comes to an end replaced by the torture and regime of Pinochet. The novel weaves itself around the life of Pablo Neruda towards the end of his life. The Author’s note at the end is priceless and concerns his inspiration for the novel growing up in Chile near one of Neruda’s homes.

Nowhere does this author justify this essentially magical thinking about Neruda or the manner in which Neruda is portrayed in his novel. You can read my review at http: There are absolutely zero original sources of credible information cited by the author to give readers any reason to believe that Neruda had such a “dying wish” or in fact had any of the various thoughts, feelings, regrets, or other misgivings that Ampuero attributes to Neruda.

That part of the narrative seemed to be more interesting, and Ampuero was seemingly eager to explore that line of narrative. 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.

Since then the detective has appeared in five novels. Ampuero apparently now works out of the University of Iowa, where he attended the Iowa Workshop.

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Now, ill with cancer and facing death he asks Cayetano to help resurrect his past in an attempt nerjda assuage old guilts and remorse. The Neruda revealed in these pages is a distasteful portrayal. Sep 05, Christopher rated it really liked it Shelves: The book contains so much local color of the times, in Chile, Mexico, Cuba, and East Germany places where the author had lived as a young man that I was deeply grateful for the existence of the Internet to clarify names of persons, food and drink, and places.


The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects smpuero irregularities. The lowest-priced item in unused and unworn condition with absolutely no signs of wear. 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 the architecture all while being enveloped in the noir atmosphere.

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.

Even in his epilogue where Ampuero talks about how and why he wrote the book, he fails to even suggest that the poet ever had a similar relationship or such a dying wish, or even had serious misgivings about his own relationships with women–as the words and thought’s that Ampero places in Neruda’s mouth and mind would lead readers to believe. I liked it a great deal.

However, this marriage libri lasted until To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Other books in the series. Neruda actually had, and left, three or four wives. I thoroughly enjoyed The Neruda Caseset primarily in Chile around the coup.

If you are a Neruda fan, this fictionalized account of his last days is really spectacular.

Ampuero now resides in Iowa where he is a professor at the University of Iowa in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Refresh and try again. The item may be missing the original packaging such as the original box or bag or tags or in the original packaging but not sealed.