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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To ask other readers questions about O Cobradorplease sign up. I’m not sorry I bought it. Which is to say these inky black, spare stories are profoundly unsettling in more than one way. Rubem Fonseca’s Rio is a city at war, a city whose vast disparities- rubej wealth, social standing, and prestige- are untenable.
Lo importante no es el precio, sino el valor de las cosas. Brazilian writer Rubem Fonseca takes through a collection of short stories filled with characters that willfully commit crimes or stumble into them by accident. It left me feeling confused, and less sure about what I was reading.
Valeria Golino, premio ciudad de Sevilla. Todos escritos en primera persona. His writing is pretty dark and gritty, filled with violence and sexual content, and it usually happens in a very urban setting. Libro con bastante buen balance.
O Cobrador by Rubem Fonseca
No trivia or quizzes yet. This collection of short stories is stark, intensely disturbing, and so well written, even in translation.
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.
No me esperaba eso. In the stories of The Taker, rich and poor live in an uneasy equilibrium, where only overwhelming force can maintain order, and violence and deception are essential tools of survival. Sep 28, Ignatius rated it it was amazing. 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.
Catalogue Persistent Identifier https: 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.
Notas para lectores curiosos. In Book of Panegyrics a man becomes a live-in caregiver to a dying man in order to use the place as a hideout, but we don’t know exactly what he is hiding from. 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.
In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. Funny that he was a cop then, in Brazil mind you, in real life. Erika Foster – Robert Bryndza. Libro con grandes cuentos, sobretodo el Cobrador y el de Mandrake.
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.
The novel I read by him was far better.
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 vonseca landscape of Rio de Janeiro.
His 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 cobtador in Rio de Janeiro.
But in a good way ;o It’s an excellent introduction to Rubem Fonseca and I’m certainly looking forward to reading more. Algunos relatos son algo grotescos. Refresh and try again. Nov 21, Carolina rated it liked it. BookOnline – Google Books. Comentarios de primera mano de un lector frente a la obra. All in all, it turned out to be a satisfying, varied collection, mostly on the dark side cobrzdor some touches of humor, some macabre, some noir, all very readable.
Um dos melhores e mais brutais livros de contos que li. Most would be offended by the title story, but its descriptive quality even for brutal events made me want to read more.
Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. The title story about a rather vicious killer and I found it extremely unsettling think American Psycho without the cohrador names–only this is set in Brazil.
Havia um que escondia o rosto agarrado nas barras de ferro.
There is enough social commentary in this volume to suggest the latter. En los bosques, de Pavel Mielnikov. If not for “Betsy” and “The Enemy” one could easily think this guy is a serial killer armed with a pen. In Other a busy is harassed on the street by a beggar.
La pluma y La espada. 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.
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? El metge, de Noah Gordon. El gato y la luna. De libros se trata.
Rubem sabe o que diz sempre, e tem o tempo certo.