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El caso Neruda review ó 104 Chile el poeta espera impaciente en medio de un ambiente tenso por el inminente golpe militar contra el Gobierno Una novela en la ue se conjugan la intriga la poesía las pasiones amorosas y el fin de una erawwwelcasonerudac. Notified May 31 that I have won a First Reads copy hoorayMy uncorrected proof copy arrived this afternoon June 7 let the reading beginEnglish language readers finally have the opportunity to read the writing of Roberto Ampuero and what an opportunity it is Ampuero is an internationally acclaimed and translated writer and his Maigret wannabe detective Cayetano Brule has been entertaining readers for years We first meet Brule as he answers a summons from the supremely admired poet Pablo Neruda Neruda is seriously ill and asks Brule to find a doctor he knew years before who may provide help or so we initially are led to believe Cayetano has no experience as a detective but Neruda cajoles him to begin the search and suggests he read the Simenon books starring the fictional detective Maigret for guidance in the art of detection And so begins a journey which takes Brule and the reader from Chile to Mexico to Cuba to East Germany then Bolivia and finally back to Chile The main action takes place in 1973 against the chaotic and real events surrounding the fall of Allende and rise of Pinochet in Chile In each country Ampuero supplies the reader with such detail that you feel you can actually taste the medianoche sandwich hear the music of Irakere smell the cigars being smoked visualize the architecture all while being enveloped in the noir atmosphere There are many references some sly or humorous to Golden Age detectives art writers TV and radio programs and other cultural markers of the early seventies And you also learn much about the life of the great Pablo Neruda Does Brule wearing his trademark lavender and green guyano tie adjust his eyeglasses stroke his mustache and finally succeed in tracking down the person Neruda needs to find Read this wonderfully translated thriller to find out and don t be surprised to realize that you will want to travel with Cayetano Brule wherever he goes nextThanks First ReadsGood Reads for my opportunity to meet the Cuban Maigret

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El caso Neruda review ó 104 Un Pablo Neruda anciano y enfermo acaba de regresar a Chile después de dejar su cargo como embajador del gobierno de Salvador Allende en París De su vida –llena de éxitos– le ueda solo un misterio por desvelar Una dud. The beloved hypocritical bourgeois Communist with multiple mansions the romantic who hated women if they wanted to be anything but disposable sex objects and admitted rapist the poet Pablo Neruda is the subject of this well written and engaging mysterySet in the few years that culminated in the CIA backed coup in Chile on Sept 11 1973 that killed thousands including the democratically elected President Salvador Allende and Victor Jara and restored capitalism And brought on Pinochet whose government continued to murder torture and disappear many thousands for decadesOur nascent detective Cayetano a CubanAmerican expat is found by Neruda already sick with cancer and hired to find the answer to a uestion for him This takes Cayetano around the world in search of an illusive person from Pablo s past These journeys are accompanied by the poet s imagined memories of some of his substantial affairs including 3 wives and rife with his abuses of them allIt is a good story The author intended to explore Neruda s human complexity but i found myself unable to find much sorrow at the death of this manipulative mean toddler of a man Shallow complexity indeed like a dry tide pool dead after Pablo sucked up all the water I like it when you re silent because it s as if you were absent Women of course should be docile passive animals like well behaved cattle en route to slaughter And silent even when deserted in Nazi occupied Holland while the poet takes credit for helping thousands of Republican refugees escape to Chile after the Spanish civil war when really it was the work of his new rich lover Worse as remembered by Pablo I used my diplomatic connections to keep them from evacuating to Chile with my compatriots They were his wife and his only child who he hated because she had hydrocephaly Well duh females are only valuable when perfect looking Swell Real romantic eh Regular Oskar Schindler What a schmuckI am reminded of a recent convo with a GR compatriot uo about valuing the artistic product while you hate who the artist iswas Wagner Evelyn Waugh Picasso Gloria Estefan Would it be better if we didn t know who they really were Can you enjoy Neruda s love poems when you know they were written to himself The casualties of our good fortune are a terrible thingBut the road to personal happiness is paved with the pain of others said like a regular Donald Jezebel Trump It was a diverting story and I enjoyed meeting the detective If only my teeth gnashing when Neruda was present had been a tad less I wish someone would explore the complex humanity of the Tamil woman he proudly raped and wrote about How did she feel when he was awarded the Nobel Prize Now that would be deep

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El caso Neruda review ó 104 A profunda ue lo atormenta cuando percibe el final de su existencia En el invierno de 1973 conoce al cubano Cayetano Brulé a uien involucra en una investigación ue cambiará la vida de éste para siempre Mientras tanto en. The problem for Latin American language authors is that people have a tendency to compare to some pretty heavy hitters like Garcia Maruez Vargas Llosa or Luis Borges That is patently unfair of course but people will carry with them these expectations into the bookSo the beginning of The Neruda Case was somewhat unpromising Not very dramatic somewhat pedestrian and actually kind of slow In the middle of the beginning paragraph I started to wonder whether it was the translation that was problem or whether it was Ampuero that was the problemAs 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 interesting Of particular interest were the narratives which was written in Neruda s own voice Ampuero pulled off the feat of writing in two distinct styles Although the majority of the narrative was written in the third person subjective voice and was less than engagingThe novel weaves itself around the life of Pablo Neruda towards the end of his life The entire narrative hangs itself on Neruda s female conuests but the end of Neruda s life is also wrapped around the 1973 coup in Chile which saw the legitimately elected president of Chile Salvador Allende be deposed by Agosto Pinochet and the Nixon White House That part of the narrative seemed to be interesting and Ampuero was seemingly eager to explore that line of narrative And he did for a time but he kept returning to the Neruda story because that was the mechanism by which he chose to tell his storyThe story got better the writing got better and my interest got piued as I worked my way through the story I doubt I would have kept going through the rough parts if it weren t for those narratives written in Neruda s voiceIn the end it was a decently satisfactory story with a fairly satisfactory ending My interest is piued enough to try some of Ampuero s other novelsIf this seems like a mild review that is because it is I am glad I read it but there was nothing exceptional about the story or the writing


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    Pdf/E–pub El caso Neruda Chile The 1970s The beloved but flawed Allende government falls to the infamously repressive Pinochet government But just before this Pablo Neruda the Nobel Prize winning poet in residence tasks Cayetano Brulé Cuban exile

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    Pdf/E–pub El caso Neruda Notified May 31 that I have won a First Reads copy hoorayMy uncorrected proof copy arrived this afternoon June 7 let the reading beginEnglish language readers finally have the opportunity to read the writing of Roberto Ampuero and what an opportunity it is Ampuero is an internationally acclaimed and translated writer and his Maigret wannabe detective Cayetano Brule has been entertaining readers for years We first meet Br

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  • Paperback
  • 336
  • El caso Neruda
  • Roberto Ampuero
  • Spanish
  • 10 April 2020
  • 9789584511898