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Cobra by Severo Sarduy

Retrieved from ” https: Jan 24, Nicholas rated it it was amazing. Get to Know Us. Views Read Edit View history. The prose is nice. Benino rated it it was amazing May 11, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Cuban literature has a rich heritage which has inevitably aarduy degnified and vilified alike by Cuba’s political status in the global domain.

He was among the most brilliant essayists writing in Spanish and “a powerful baroque narrator, full of surprising resources.

Alexander rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Sarduy will be remembered chiefly for his brilliant, unpredictable, iconoclastic and often grimly funny novels, works of a totally liberated imagination composed by a master of disciplined Spanish style. In addition to his own writing, Sarduy edited, published and promote Severo Sarduy was a Cuban poet, author, playwright, and critic of Cuban literature and art. In his novel Cobra won him the Medici Prize. But my goodness Cobra is a thing!

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But it’s a quick read and a cool slice of literature from someone I’d never have otherwise read. Bruce rated it did not like it Dec 16, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Se acerca el cambio. In addition to his own writing, Sarduy edited, published and promoted the work of many other Spanish and Latin American authors first at Editions Seuil and then Editions Gallimard. This review is only for Cobra and not for Matreiya Cobra is a weird and kind of wonderful book.

A weird and wonderful book. Jul 25, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: Which brings to mind how the transvestite to use the novel’s c What the hell was that? I got lost in the second half, though. English Choose a language for shopping.

Preview — Cobra by Severo Sarduy. He occasionally throws in sarcastic messages to the reader in parodic footnotes I love you all words, phrases, sentences, adjectives, discontinuities: Lists with This Book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Fernanda rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Sarduy’s writing style is insistently approaching verbal exstacy, lingering with incandescent beauty in a sensibility of dulcet timbres that it impregnates the most varied and marginalized of all human emotions.

Rebecca rated it liked it Mar 22, El Libro de los Muertos escrito por los vivos. To this day, his writings are difficult to access for a Cuban audience, whereas his books are available to the French and international public. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Transgressing genres and genders, reveling in literal and figurative transvestism, these two novels are among the most daring achievements of postmodern Latin American fiction.

Maitreya is one of the most radiant texts I have ever read, and the translation by Suzanne Jill Levine appears as seamless as a single ocean wave, spilling us from high elegance to low camp and back again without pause.


The influence of WSB is everywhere and often, pretty blatant. From Library Journal This volume combines two avante-garde novels, published in andcobga, by this Cuban expatriate author.

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The title character of “Cobra” is a performer cpbra the “Lyrical Theater of Dolls”; Cobra undergoes a torturous physical transformation in the course of the story.

See all 3 reviews. In addition to his own writing, Sarduy edited, published and promote Severo Sarduy was a Cuban poet, author, playwright, and critic of Cuban literature and art.

Perhaps this is a novel, rather like Naked Lunch by William Burroughs who appears, briefly, as a characterto be enjoyed in fragments rather than read cover to cover.

Some of these items ship sooner than the others. Published January 28th by Dutton first published January 1st A clue to what is happening is that the novel begins with the protagonist or an avatar of them obsessing over their doll collection.

Essays Ensayos generales sobre el barroco. No trivia or quizzes yet. To ask other readers questions about Cobra and Matreiyaplease sign up. This page was last edited on 20 Augustat They too change shape, through the violent ceremonies of a motorcycle gang, into a sect of Tibetan lamas seeking to revive Tantric Buddhism. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Metamorphosis, identity games and a baroque over-determined almost humid closeness to the prose makes a heady experience.