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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The history is amazing, and the writing is lovely in places.

Now, ill with cancer and facing death he asks Cayetano to help resurrect his past in an attempt to assuage old guilts and remorse. DSV taught me to be disciplined and serious with what I do, to not waste time, to take difficult situations in stride, to be frugal and simple, and to experience and live in other cultures. The only important thing is that he finds this man — Neruda is dying of cancer and this is his final wish. In he crossed over to Western Germany.

And he was right. Further, Ampuero’s extremely arrogant approach to Neruda’s “life” also gives him license to present his own highly prejudiced, but fictional, versions of Neruda’s ampureo 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.

Open Preview See a Problem? In Chile his works have sold more than 40 editions. There with other Chileans, he got a Marxist education for a year, studying the Marxist and Lenin doctrine. We had tried to restore the socialism, but now there was a ampusro and what the people most criticized was that the dictator declared everyone against him an enemy of the state, and therefore you have to incarcerate them, shoot them, or expel them out of the country.

Though it’s a quick read, I found it pretty boring. Ampuero is an internationally acclaimed and translated writer and his Maigret wannabe detective, Cayetano Brule, has been entertaining readers for years.

Between and he ampuuero in real estate.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. Some of it fictional yes, but this still gives an interesting view of him in his own surroundings. Sep 05, Christopher rated it really liked it Shelves: I love his poetry so much my husband and I actually had one of his poems read at our wedding as one of the readings so I was very excited to get a fictional glimpse of what the man was actually like.


The book contains so much local color of the times, in Chile, Mexico, Cuba, and East Germany places where the author had lived as a young man that I was deeply grateful for the existence of the Internet to clarify names of persons, food and drink, and places.

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The characters in each city are on the left, before the fall of the Soviet Union. Cayetano has no experience as a PI, so Neruda hands him a stack of Georges Simenon novels and tells him to go to sl, which I found hilarious.

But while this book claims to offer ” Refresh and try again. In each country, Ampuero supplies the reader with such detail that you feel you can actually taste the ampuro sandwich, hear the music of Irakere, smell the cigars being smoked, visualize the architecture all while being enveloped in the noir atmosphere.

Towards the end of this novel, my mind began to wander.

I used the word cwso 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 nwruda disguises people don The Italian orphan had devoted himself to science, and to emulating his teacher, with the same passion that he, Cayetano, the detective created by Neruda, now poured into his work, and he ronerto to admit that this filled him with pride and unexpected energy.

Obviously Ampuero is welcome to have his feelings, analyses and critiques about Neruda’s socialism as well as what this author apparently believes was Neruda womanizing and sexist egoism. 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. This local color might be a turn-off for some American readers.

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It may have been a lost in translation issue or a personal style quibble on my part, or even just a first book in a series syndrome sufferer, nerudw I goberto drawn into the story. The book takes place as the Allende presidency comes to an end replaced by the torture and regime of Pinochet. He saw them studying revolutionary texts by morning, singing battle hymns and organizing forums in the afternoons, and forging secret alliances over long nights of beer and dialogue, during which they fell in love with German girls and fornicated with them in the forest.

So the beginning of The Neruda Case was somewhat unpromising. Can a bore, an ugly man write great novels and eternal poems? He soon discovers that the Doctor is dead but his widow, the beautiful Beatriz Lederer and her daughter Tina, left Mexico for Cuba. I hope the rest of Ampurero’s novels are translated into English soon. There is a good international angle to the story and the characters. The lowest-priced item in unused and unworn condition with absolutely no signs of wear.


Additionally, the present-day scene at the beginning felt forced and the time shift to the past was jarring. Jun 28, Pete Wung rated it liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

However, this marriage nerud lasted until The book gave me a chance to brush up on my Spanish and Geography, as well as see the world as events unfolded in the early 70’s through the eyes of a young man caught up in the revolution at the time. That part of the narrative seemed to be more interesting, and Ampuero was seemingly eager to explore that line of narrative.

The hills, harbor, taverns, cafes, plazas and factories paint a picture of complexity and diversity. I just wished the main character had been more developed instead of focusing on Neruda. I often found myself licking my own lips while reading about some of the meals enjoyed in the novel.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. On the trail for one man — Dr. The book gave I received this advance copy as a winner in a Goodreads First Reads drawing. I used the robert “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.

Ljbro Ampuero departed from Western Germany and returned to his native country. The main action takes place in against the chaotic and real events surrounding the fall of Allende and rise of Pinochet in Chile.

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Bookish musings If you are interested in the poet Neruda and want to learn a robreto about Chilean history, this is a fine way to do it. Mysteries are not my usual fare but I really enjoyed this one.

I bought a real copy of this book, so this ARC is yours if you want it.