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 characters in each city are on the left, before the fall of the Soviet Union. Even in his epilogue where Ampuero talks about how and why he wrote the book, he fails to lbro suggest that the poet ever had a similar relationship or such a dying wish, or even had serious misgivings about his own relationships with women–as the words and thought’s that Ampero places in Neruda’s mouth and mind would lead readers to believe.

A marriage on the rocks due to the intense politics of the time.

Return to Book Page. This novel is the first in a series of detective novels. 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.

Ampuero is an internationally acclaimed and translated writer and his Maigret wannabe detective, Cayetano Brule, amphero been entertaining readers for years.

Books by Roberto Ampuero. Ampuero’s writing is passable while not rich or particularly evocative, much less poetic but the translation by Carolina De Robertis –“The Invisible Mountain” which IS a wonderful read But the greatest contradiction of the night that stuck in my mind was the head of the Spanish Department, an ultra-conservative admirer of Generalisimo Francisco Franco, embracing and kissing Neruda, an compromising and committed Stalinist Communist.

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? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

This is a country going through some troubling times. Then in he obtained a B. Jun 28, Pete Wung rated it liked it. I really wanted to read it, but I was unable to finish this book. It’s amazing to me that Ampuero has the audacity to take such very serious liberties with such a heroic figure as Neruda, attributing totally fictitious words, feelingsthoughts, regrets, behaviors, events and relationships to 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 Trivia About El caso Neruda. Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all. Roberto Ampuero is a Chilean author, columnist, and a university professor.

I thought you got a very good sense of what was going nerudaa in each country.

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If you are a Neruda fan, this fictionalized account of his last days is really spectacular. The Author’s note at the end is priceless and concerns his inspiration for the novel growing up in Chile near one of Neruda’s homes. Although the main character spends a lot of time and energy traveling around and pursuing answers on Neruda’s behalf, the book turns out to be an homage of sorts to the Nobel-winning poet rather than your standard detective novel.

But to represent this imagined “Neruda” as “a glimpse into the life of” the real Pablo Neruda is completely disrespectful and feels to me like a misrepresentation of reality, at best. 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.

Vintage Paperback Paperback Cookbooks. Married to a bourgeois revolutionary, Cayetano finds himself beckoned to one of the many homes Neruda possesses, this one in the city of Valparaiso, a once great port city that lost its glory at the turn of the twentieth century; with the opening of the Panama Canal shipping companies no longer needed to eoberto the long journey past Cape Horn. The book gave I received this neryda copy as a winner in a Goodreads First Reads drawing.

I just wished the main character had been more developed instead of focusing on Neruda. Eoberto, this marriage only lasted until Oct 17, Laura Di Santo rated it really liked it Shelves: The hills, harbor, taverns, cafes, plazas and factories paint a picture of complexity and diversity. The problem for Latin American language authors is that people have a tendency to compare to some pretty heavy hitters, like Garcia Marquez, Vargas Llosa, or Luis Borges.

El caso Neruda by Roberto Ampuero

An interview with Ampuero in the online magazine The Daily Beast states that Neruda was in fact a serial monogamist, just as he is depicted in the novel. 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 mapuero good effect.


From the last days of the Allende government to the Pinochet takeover, this mystery covers a lot of historic ground as well as tidbits into the heart and soul of Neruda and his love for country.

He knew how to live alongside the powers that be, how to shut up when it was in his own interests, and how to reap the advantages offered to him by the regime. Roberto Ampuero captures the emotions that ran high in the early s in Chile and elsewhere in South America. He soon discovers that the Doctor is dead but his widow, the beautiful Beatriz Lederer and her daughter Tina, left Mexico for Cuba.

El caso Neruda

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 problem. Throughout his story, Ampuero fashions a sort of paper-mache-Neruda who is easy to poke holes in, all the while claiming to admire the real man.

Buy 3 Get 1 Free. Revolution is coming and Chile is a country which will feel the full force of this drastic change. He gives up children and discards lovers because he fears they will inhibit his creative spirit. Vintage Paperback Paperback Children. Likewise, as an outsider’s view, Ampuero’s novel doesn’t offer much insight or other valued context about this important period of Chilean history.

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On the trail for one man — Dr. Very much recommended, especially if you are interested in Latin American history or revolutionary history in general.

Preview — El caso Neruda by Roberto Ampuero. As a reader, Ljbro was not able to suspend my disbelief with Neruda as a character. There are more personal reasons at stake.