O Cobrador [Rubem Fonseca] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Novel by Brazilian writer Rubem Fonseca. This is the original. O Cobrador, publicado em , era aguardado não apenas por ser o quinto livro de contos de Rubem Fonseca, já então considerado um dos mais. Available in the National Library of Australia collection. Author: Fonseca, Rubem; Format: Book; p. ; 21 cm.

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Por descontado, Fonseca no se limita al mero morbo, ni a la historia simple de un psychokiller. And it doesn’t mean that we can pat ourselves on the back and go to sleep at night telling fpnseca we’re good people either just because we’re appalled at the criminal acts and wanton disregard for life found within.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But in a good fonsecq ;o It’s an excellent introduction to Rubem Fonseca and I’m certainly looking forward to reading more. Death is all over the place, and is handled with breathtaking casualness. His writing vonseca pretty dark and gritty, filled with violence and sexual content, and it usually happens in a very urban setting.

This collection of short stories is stark, intensely disturbing, and so well written, even in translation. Inhe started his career in the police and became a policy commissioner.

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Which is to say these inky black, spare stories are profoundly unsettling in more than one way. No trivia or quizzes yet. Todos escritos en primera persona. Fonseca no proporciona respuestas a estos interrogantes, pero los plantea no a las claras, por supuesto; hablamos de estilo literario, no de panfletos.

There were sittings where I read three or four stories in a row and by the end I began to doubt 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. 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 something besides de Sade-ian pleasure at work.


Spanish and Portuguese Lit Months Nov 17, Estermann Meyer rated it it was amazing. Blogger Templates by Blog and Web. And btw the man is readable; I dare say the man’s prose is chuggable.

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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. Also, I would really appreciate it if you would purchase this book, since it would benefit Open Letter directly. La pluma fonesca La espada.

Rybem ask other readers questions about O Cobradorplease sign up. Read most of them, not all. Libro con grandes cuentos, sobretodo el Cobrador y el de Mandrake.

New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help. Funny, but in that way that I have trouble perceiving in text. The second half of the stories are a bit more soaked in alcohol, misogyny, and general malignancy. See what’s been added to the collection in the current 1 2 3 4 5 6 weeks months years.

To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. In Angels of the Marquees a lonely man tries to help homeless derelicts with dire consequences. How do I find a book? Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. Was not blown away. Lo importante no es el precio, sino el valor de las cosas. I came upon it because of a now defunct blog project whereby I’d read a book by as many Camoes prize winning authors as I could in a month.

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O Cobrador by Rubem Fonseca

In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. Maybe it’s only a bit of an exaggeration to murder your wife, and your dwarf best friend, for some good sex?

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Preview — O Cobrador by Rubem Fonseca. De libros se trata. Sep 28, Ignatius rated it it was amazing. Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional. Then there are stories like The Book of Panygerics, which have similarly disturbed characters what did the narrator do to make him on the lam?

Another GoodReads reviewer of this book is correct to say that one story was even like a bad Twilight Zone episode. Valeria Golino, premio ciudad de Sevilla. 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. Funny that he was a cop then, in Brazil mind you, in real life.

Jan 14, Newton Nitro rated it it was amazing. Maybe this is what being in Brazil is like, though? Apr 11, Fernando rated it it was amazing. I, somewhat reluctantly, read i thinking “I paid for this book! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Advanced search Search history. In Other a busy is harassed on the street by a beggar.