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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Though it’s a quick read, I found it pretty boring. I liked it a great deal. Ian McEwan wrote of a fictional Nobel Prize-winning scientist in Solarand managed the nuance mixed much ribaldry but did not base his work on just one man. A successful Chilean detective remembers his first case inwhen the great poet Pablo Neruda hired him to find a doctor he knew in Mexico in the s. He gives up children and discards lovers because he fears they will inhibit his creative spirit.

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. Sep 19, Maritza Buendia rated it liked it. The only important thing is that he finds this man — Neruda is dying of cancer and this is his final wish.

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Not very dramatic, somewhat pedestrian and actually kind of slow. During these years he worked as a translator.

I’ve read so many mediocre novels lately, that this was a breath of fresh air. The lowest-priced item in unused and unworn condition with absolutely no signs of wear. I knew a little of Neruda having studied him for A level Spanish and then again at university but never had I seen him like this before.

He enrolled himself in the Humboldt University where he took postgraduate courses in literature, economics, and politics until So often Ampuero caught Neruda in all his artistry and his contradictions.

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His peace is shattered when another man walks into the room and they begin talking. Preview — El caso Neruda by Roberto Ampuero. You may also like. I often found myself licking my own lips while reading about some of the meals enjoyed zmpuero the novel.

But overall it’s a fun, meaty read. Los lectores me permiten ser libre Archived at cado Wayback Machine. The story got better, the writing got better, and my interest got more piqued as I worked my way through the story. Very much recommended, especially if you are interested in Latin American history or revolutionary history in general.

Ampuero now resides in Iowa where he is a professor at the University of Iowa in the Department of Spanish neeuda Portuguese. Further, Ampuero’s extremely arrogant approach to Neruda’s “life” also gives him license xaso present his own highly prejudiced, but fictional, versions of Neruda’s first-person-voice reflections on the nature of his relationship with each of his wives, set aside from the main story in special wholly italicized chapters, as though Neruda himself had written them.

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View all 14 comments. E, a decent enough time reading it, flows nicely. Books by Roberto Ampuero. The backdrop of the history and landscape of Chile run parallel to the story and form a large and informed picture of a country in turmoil.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Galileo was his hero. I am glad I read it, but there was nothing exceptional about the story or the writing. The powers that be reserve the title of hero for their cannon fodder. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. People familiar with different Latin cultures will find the cultural references comforting with the various mentions of ampueero and beverages scattered throughout the book.

Notified May 31 that I have won a First Reads copy–hooray! 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. Through Cayetano taking on Pablo Neruda’s case, ampeuro get to learn more about Pablo Neruda and the pol “The Neruda Case” is a great book is a mystery that stars the famous poet and one of robertp very favorite poets personallyPablo Neruda.

As a fan of Pablo Neruda, I was quite eager to read this book but I was very disappointed when I did. But all three times I was petrified The book is a page-turner, I ended up starting it late at night and reading through until the morning when I finished. With such a thrilling backdrop, the story of Neruda and rpberto mystery search shows a side to Chile never seen before and a poet and his robreto which takes centre stage.

And you also learn much about the life of the great Pablo Neruda. Far from “a glimpse into the life of Pablo Neruda as death approaches,” at worst, Ampero’s fiction comes off like a posthumous hit-piece on this important, world-famous, inspiring poet and communist The absolutely unusual aspect of this book is that—from a feminist perspective—it deconstructs the personal choices of Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean poet.

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