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O Cobrador

His work is considered groundbreaking in Brazilian literature [ by whom? Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 28 April Please help by adding reliable sources. Return to Book Page. With material such as this one reaches a certain point where the author is either enjoying himself, granting himself the powers to kill and rape in a fictive universe, or there is somethin Some authors show you disturbing images of murder and rape and horror with absolutely no remorse or mercy because In Other a busy is harassed on the street by a beggar.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. You never expect the ending The collection begins with a gut-wrenching short-short about a I 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.

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. I didn’t fonsefa the Bukowski comparisons, until I did.

O Cobrador by Rubem Fonseca

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. Fonseca no proporciona respuestas a estos interrogantes, pero los plantea no a las claras, por supuesto; hablamos de estilo literario, no de panfletos.


That doesn’t mean anyone, including the author himself, gets a pass though.

Another GoodReads reviewer of this book is correct to say that one story was even like a bad Twilight Zone episode. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The title story about a rather vicious killer and I found it extremely unsettling think American Psycho without the brand names–only this is set in Brazil. They are the sort of unsettling that makes your brain itch in a pleasant way, but also makes your chest tight and your guts cold. The stories are either pointless or predictable, though I did appreciate Fonseca’s deadpan representation of anger and violence among the Brazilian poor.

Funny, but in that way that I have trouble perceiving in text. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Write a customer review. 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. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

El cobrador: RUBEM FONSECA: : Books

Maybe it’s only a bit of an exaggeration to murder your wife, and your dwarf best friend, for some good sex? The stories in Rubem Fonseca’s The Taker and Other Stories often have more intricate scenarios than your average Bukowski, and some of the first couple stories the stronger half of this slim collection read as genre exercises in horror.

I 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. 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.


He started his career with short stories, and they are usually considered to be the best part of his work. 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.

In fact, if you I suppose it rubfm 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. There may be something unconsciously premonitory about the fact that the people who’ve made a movie out of Rubem Fonseca’s fascinating Brazilian thriller East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. So what we get are shock-for-the-sake-of-it stories, the first trio he This is a strange little connection, with some really varied kinds of stories here– I’d like to believe that’s because it’s not an organic collection but instead a group of stories from different points in Fonseca’s career, slapped under one cover because they were all translated by the same guy. Want to Read saving….

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