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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Time is running out — and Neruda, plagued by his memories of all the women he’s betrayed in the name of poetry, wants to know for sure before the end comes.

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I used the word “sly” midway in my status updates, but it is also nostalgic, and audacious, taking the poet and looking at his life through the women he loved or betrayed, real and fictional, and looking at the period t Yay, it is here in my hot little hands, waiting to be read. This novel is the first in a series of detective novels.

How often do you find a novel that rolls through all these geographic locations? I favor nerjda nuanced view of great artists and leaders. The lowest-priced item in unused and unworn condition with absolutely no signs of wear. This translation of a work published in gives us an intimate, if fictional, portrait of Pablo Neruda.

Yet Beatriz remains the elusive femme fatale.

His peace is shattered when another man walks into caxo room and they begin talking. The historical aspect was especially interesting to me, since I don’t know much about Chilean history. Not very dramatic, somewhat pedestrian and actually kind of slow. He himself was not the same after meeting the nerida.

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Neruda actually had, and left, three or four wives. As a reader, I was not able to suspend my disbelief with Neruda as a character. He soon discovers that the Doctor is dead but his widow, the beautiful Beatriz Lederer and her daughter Tina, left Mexico for Cuba.

I used the word “sly” midway in my status updates, but it is also nostalgic, and audacious, taking the poet and looking at his life through the women he loved or betrayed, real and fictional, and looking at the period through which he lived, the politics and posturings, the succession of disguises people don I think it is safe to assume that a man who can write movingly about love has robsrto it in spades.

You may also like. While I get that you have some liberal misgivings about the methods of your fascist predecessors, it’s also understandable that you wish to rationalize our successful and democratically-elected socialist government in Chile and other similar revolutions around the world through the eyes of the current ruling caao elites–the main beneficiaries of that fascist coup: As I think of it, the book has some interesting parallels to True Believers that I shall not discuss here, lest I deprive a future reader of the delight of surprise.

After a trip to Mexico city that produces more questions than answers, Neruda explains the real reason behind his search: And he did for a time, ampuego he kept returning to the Neruda story because that was the mechanism by which he chose to tell his story. The only important thing is that he finds this man — Neruda is dying of cancer and this is his final wish.

El caso Neruda by Roberto Ampuero

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You have to live in the US and be the first to leave a comment. As I got further into the book, the narrative was good enough to hold my interest without making the reading seem like a chore, the writing got better and the story became far more interesting.


The backdrop ee the history and landscape of Chile run parallel to the story and form a large and informed picture of a ampuerp in turmoil.

In the middle of another book, but soon. In he moved in with a Swedish family, residing in Stockholm.

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Valparaiso Chile — the home of Pablo Neruda and a key location for watching events of Chilean history unfold. Likewise, as an outsider’s view, Ampuero’s novel doesn’t offer much insight or other valued robertl about this important period of Chilean history. If you are a Neruda fan, this fictionalized account of his last days is really spectacular.

No ratings or reviews yet. To be brutally honest, as I sat down to read this book, I was concerned that having Pablo Neruda as a character in a detective novel might be a cheap ploy.

El caso Neruda

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 alon I found this an ambitious book which combines literary and political tropes to good effect. Skip to main content. Pablo Neruda has three houses, the most famous of which is La Sebastiana and his poetry dots the literary landscape here robefto a unique view of the man sitting in the armchair he names La Nube.

I received this advance copy as a winner in a Goodreads First Reads drawing.