The Neruda Case

The Neruda Case

Roberto Ampuero / Jan 18, 2020

The Neruda Case Un Pablo Neruda anciano y enfermo acaba de regresar a Chile despu s de dejar su cargo como embajador del gobierno de Salvador Allende en Par s De su vida llena de xitos le queda solo un misterio por d

  • Title: The Neruda Case
  • Author: Roberto Ampuero
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Un Pablo Neruda anciano y enfermo acaba de regresar a Chile despu s de dejar su cargo como embajador del gobierno de Salvador Allende en Par s De su vida llena de xitos le queda solo un misterio por desvelar Una duda profunda que lo atormenta cuando percibe el final de su existencia En el invierno de 1973 conoce al cubano Cayetano Brul , a quien involucra en una inveUn Pablo Neruda anciano y enfermo acaba de regresar a Chile despu s de dejar su cargo como embajador del gobierno de Salvador Allende en Par s De su vida llena de xitos le queda solo un misterio por desvelar Una duda profunda que lo atormenta cuando percibe el final de su existencia En el invierno de 1973 conoce al cubano Cayetano Brul , a quien involucra en una investigaci n que cambiar la vida de ste para siempre Mientras tanto, en Chile el poeta espera impaciente, en medio de un ambiente tenso por el inminente golpe militar contra el Gobierno Una novela en la que se conjugan la intriga, la poes a, las pasiones amorosas y el fin de una era.elcasoneruda

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      • Roberto Ampuero

        Roberto Ampuero is a Chilean author, columnist, and a university professor In Chile his works have sold than 40 editions Ampuero now resides in Iowa where he is a professor at the University of Iowa in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.He was a columnist of La Tercera and the New York Times Syndicate and since March of 2009 has been working as a columnist for El Mercurio.


    1. Není to detektivka, není to román, není to životopis, není to o politice a revoluci (nejen té chilské), není to o východním bloku, není to o lásce. A všechno to to je. Od každého malý kousek. Jediné, o čem to opravdu není, je Jan Neruda (kdyby si jako někdo podle názvu myslel).Není to špatné, není to geniální. Je to dobré. Dost dobré a zajímavé na to, abyste si to přečetli.Člověk, který není detektiv, je básníkem najat jako soukromý detektiv, aby se vydal [...]

    2. first: I bought a real copy of this book, so this ARC is yours if you want it. You have to live in the US and be the first to leave a comment. I'll pay postage. second: the review:Had I done my homework, as I usually do when I come across a new author, I would have learned that Roberto Ampuero is the author of an entire series featuring detective Cayetano Brulé. Beginning in 1993 with ¿Quién mató a Cristián Kustermann? (Who Killed Christian Kustermann?) Brulé has been involved in several c [...]

    3. 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, to find an early lover…to see if the child she bears shortly after their Mexican love affair is indeed his own. This 2012 translation of a work published in 2008 gives us an intimate, if fictional, portrait of Pablo Neruda. Author Ampuero, in an afterword to the nove [...]

    4. 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. That is patently unfair of course, but people will carry with them these expectations into the book.So 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 [...]

    5. Literary tourism? See the locations of the book here - link: Booktrail of Neruda caseA mystery set against the backdrop of the Chilean 1973 coup which paints an interesting portrait of the poet Pablo NerudaStory in a nutshellCayetano Brulé, is Cuban but lives in Valparaiso, Chile. At a dinner party one evening he comes across the poet Pablo Neruda who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971, just two years previously. As they talk, Neruda provides him with a challenge – to find a man he ha [...]

    6. Notified May 31 that I have won a First Reads copy--hooray!My uncorrected proof copy arrived this afternoon--June 7--let the reading begin.English 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 N [...]

    7. "The Neruda Case" is a great book is a mystery that stars the famous poet (and one of my very favorite poets personally), Pablo Neruda. 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. Mysteries are not my usual fare but I really enjoyed this one. Through Cayetano taking on Pablo Neruda's case, we get to learn more about Pablo Neruda and the pol [...]

    8. Cayetano Brulé, Roberto Ampuero'nun romanda Pablo Neruda tarafından ünlü Belçika'lı polisiye yazarıGeorges Simenon'un kitaplarını okumaya teşvik ederek dedektifliğe başlamasını sağlayan karakteri. Simenon'un Jules Maigret'si gibi Cayetano Brulé'de Ampuero'nun polisiye romanlarının kahramanı.Roman '73 darbesinin yaklaştığı zamanlarda Neruda'nın ağırlaşan hastalığının da etkisiyle geçmişindeki bir sırrı açıklığa kavuşturmak istemesini konu alıyor. Cayetano [...]

    9. As a fan of Pablo Neruda, I was quite eager to read this book but I was very disappointed when I did. A Nobel-prize-winning, key Chilean revolutionary and friend of Chilean President Salvador Allende (who died during a CIA-backed coup led by the criminal General Augusto Pinochet), Gabriel García Márquez once called Neruda "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language" and Harold Bloom cited Neruda among 26 writers central to the Western tradition in his book "The Western Canon." So I [...]

    10. A successful Chilean detective remembers his first case in 1973, when the great poet Pablo Neruda hired him to find a doctor he knew in Mexico in the 1940s. The case takes him from socialist Chile under President Salvador Allende, to various other countries experiencing the Cold War, and back to Chile for the fateful events of September 1973.

    11. Ampuero, an award winning writer from Chile and currently a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa, has written some five novels involving the detective, Cayetano Brulé. The Neruda Case (which was originally published in 2008) was not the first published in the series, but chronicles how Brulé set out on the path to become a private eye.The book's narrative begins circa 2008, but is almost an entirely a flashback to several weeks in 1973, when the most [...]

    12. I received this advance copy as a winner in a First Reads drawing. 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. It features a detective, Cayetano Brule, who is introduced to the profession in an unusual way, and goes on what is truly a far-reaching trek across the Atlantic and throughout the Southern Hemisphere in search of his clues for his mysterious new client. The book gave me a chan [...]

    13. Plus Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia and East Berlin. How often do you find a novel that rolls through all these geographic locations? “The Neruda Case,” by Roberto Ampuero is a thriller of sorts by an established Chilean novelist. This is the first of his books to be translated into English.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. To find a Cuban doctor who might be able to cure hi [...]

    14. I received an uncorrected proof of this book as a winner in a First Reads drawing. The occasionally beautiful narration, the fact that I love the setting, and my love of Neruda's poetry kept me reading as long as I did. Regarding the setting, I am fascinated by Chile during the time of Salvador Allende, and I studied abroad in Cuba. I really wanted to read it, but I was unable to finish this book. It may have been a lost in translation issue or a personal style quibble on my part, or even just [...]

    15. I thoroughly enjoyed The Neruda Case, set primarily in Chile around the 1973 coup. Pablo Neruda, nearing the end of his life, meets the main character, Cayetano Brulé, and convinces him to look for someone from his past for him. Cayetano has no experience as a PI, so Neruda hands him a stack of Georges Simenon novels and tells him to go to work, which I found hilarious.The book was beautifully written. I've read so many mediocre novels lately, that this was a breath of fresh air. The historical [...]

    16. I did not read this in Spanish but I could not find the recent English translation on . The Neruda Case is set against the backdrop of the waning days and fall of the Chilean government of President Allende. Ceytano, our hero and inexperienced private detective, is hired by the dying Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda to solve a mystery. Trail of the mystery sets Ceytano on trips in South America, Cuba, and East Germany. Well written and engaging, Ampuero's characters come to life. You see Ne [...]

    17. I found this an ambitious book which combines literary and political tropes to good effect. Roberto Ampuero captures the emotions that ran high in the early 1970s in Chile and elsewhere in South America. There is a good international angle to the story and the characters. 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 [...]

    18. Yay, it is here in my hot little hands, waiting to be read.In the middle of another book, but soon. It does look very good. (this was a first reads win)So, rushed through previouss books to read this. It is such a multilayered and interesting book, by turns witty and suspenseful. 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 [...]

    19. Loved this literary thriller for its quick pace, beautiful imagery, vivid characters (not least Neruda) and zigzagging plot. The subplot about the turmoil of 1970s Chile becomes a bit obtuse at times; I needed a history book to connect some of the dots that ultimately led to Pinochet's coup. And I sensed a few plot devices tossed in to wrap things up just a little too conveniently. But overall it's a fun, meaty read.

    20. Me gustó bastante, genera interés por conocer más de la historia de Neruda , pero lo mejor es que R.Ampuero nos aporta más detalle de la vida de su personaje estrella Cayetano Brulé , más todavía cuando deja de manifiesto que sus características permiten que el tipo de casos encomendados no podrían ser resueltos por otros como Sherlock Holmes o Monsier Poirot.

    21. A really compelling mystery by an amazing writer. A detective hired by Pablo Neruda, who encourages him to read Maigret novels for his training set against a backdrop of political upheaval in Chile on the eve of Pinochet's rise to power, intrigue, communists and more.

    22. If you are a Neruda fan, this fictionalized account of his last days is really spectacular. 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.

    23. What a great caper of a novel. While I was drawn to the literary aspect, the novel itself was a fast-paced interview-laced investigation a la Simenon and Columbo.

    24. Nice enough story. Had a decent enough time reading it, flows nicely. I just wished the main character had been more developed instead of focusing on Neruda.

    25. The Neruda Case: A Novel by Roberto AmpueroThis review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.The Neruda Case by Roberto AmpueroThis mystery novel is a little delight. A mysterious tale about a self invented detective, one Cayetano Brule, a Cuban exiled transposed to Chile in the late 60’s: “…those were the days of Salvador Allende and Unidad Popular, as well as of an unbridled social turmoil that would lead not to what the people dreamed of but rather to the dictatorship of Augusto [...]

    26. "El caso Neruda" de Rafael Ampuero es una novela de trama detectivesca en la que su investigador, Cayetano Brulé, (realmente un detective principiante) por encargo del poeta Neruda trata de localizar a una mujer de su pasado con la que tuvo una relación amorosa y posiblemente una hija.Brulé nos transporta al pasado donde se reviven los meses previos al fatídico golpe de estado a Salvador Allende (1973) hasta la época contemporánea en Chile. Es también un viaje en el que mientras sigue la [...]

    27. Story of Cayetano who is hired by poet Pablo Neruda to investigate the daughter of an earlier affair to determine if she is his child. The task forms the man into a successful private detective. The story is set during the time of the Chilean revolution. Cayetano travels to Mexico, Cuba, Germany, and Bolivia during his investigation. These travels allow the author to describe the state of things in these countries during times of unrest.

    28. Selected from a list to meet a Read Harder challenge (Central or South American author writing about Central or South America). The Author is from Chili, but now lives in the US in the wake of coup he describes in this book. It's a detective story suffused with historic details. Since I'm less familiar with the history, the description of event didn't hit me very hard.

    29. Alguien debiese prohibir a Ampuero escribir. Quien es por lejos el autor más presentes en las librerías santiaguinas de segunda mano debiese ya haberse dado cuenta de lo irrelevante de su actividad. Mejor fume pasta base, puede ser más productivo que leer esto.

    30. I have no idea what prompted me to order this book, but it was an interesting mix of Chilean history of 1973, the pivotal year when Pinochet took power, and a biographical sketch of Pablo Neruda. Very cleverly done.

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