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My interest is piqued enough to try some of Ampuero’s other novels. As a reader, I was not able to suspend my disbelief with Neruda as a character.

The Neruda Case – Roberto Ampuero

Ampuero’s mix of ambition and nostalgia, and especially the wide-ranging travel, weigh down the book. Reporting to Neruda, Cayetano is dispatched to Havana, where he was born but had left as a small child. A really compelling mystery by an amazing writer.

This is the first cqso his books to be translated into English.

El Caso Neruda

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A brief love affair in East Berlin.

Of particular interest were the narratives which was written in Neruda’s own voice. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Seeing it is the first novel of a long-running series, I certainly hope that they take the time to translate more, because the book was highly enjoyable.

I doubt I would have kept going through the rough parts if it weren’t for those narratives written in Neruda’s voice. The only important thing is that he finds this man — Neruda is dying of cancer and this is his final wish.

Yet imagine a Latin American reader reading a translation of Kurt Andersen masterful even magisterial novel of American college students in the s, True Believers ; how much would be lost or misunderstood? In Chile his works have sold more than 40 editions. With Simenon’s Maigret novels as guide and instruction-manuals — so Neruda’s suggestion — Cayetano has a go at it.

Neruda died in his house in Isla Negra on 23 September six and a half hours after that injection. But while this book claims to offer ” A very interesting and immersive read There he studied Social Anthropology in the mornings and Latin American Literature in the afternoons. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before but back in college, I had a focus in Latin American politics so that area of the world is absolutely fascinating to me. 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.


Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. So often Ampuero caught Neruda in all his artistry and his contradictions. I found myself uncertain about many of those scenes. Bookish musings If you are interested in the poet Neruda and want to learn a little about Chilean history, this is a fine way to do it.

A potted cultural, poetic and political study of Chile for despite the many locations, Chile takes centre stage, but when the history is this fascinating, this is no bad thing. This novel is the first in a series of detective novels.

I hope the rest of Ampurero’s novels are translated into English soon. The following year he published his first novel, called El Hombre Golondrina in German, and in he published his second novel, La Guerra de los Duraznos, also in German.

Return to Book Page. What utopias drove him? 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 Aug 05, Manecita rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 He enrolled himself in the Humboldt University where he took postgraduate courses in literature, economics, and politics until In the middle of another book, but soon.


Quotes from El caso Neruda. Well written and engaging, Ampuero’s characters come to life. And the novel overall lacks the smooth polished Iowa Writers Workshop quality, so emblematic of popular American literary fiction these days. 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. So Cayetano sets off for Mexico and dabbles at investigation, eventually meeting with at least some sort of success — only to find that Neruda was, in fact, more or less just testing him.

Between and he worked in real estate.

Roberto Ampuero

Oct 17, Laura Di Santo rated it really liked it Shelves: A man who loves women as much as words and whose life was filled with both ndruda and meanness.

Jun 16, Bert Hirsch rated it really liked it. 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 next.

In Ampuero departed from Western Germany and returned to his native country. The powers that be reserve the title ampuerk hero for their cannon fodder.

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 story. 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.