Mike said: Of Pedro Lemebel, Roberto Bolaño has said: There is no “Tengo miedo torero” debe ser el libro más raro que me he leído en el último tiempo. About Pedro Lemebel: Hijo de Pedro Mardones, panadero, y Violeta Lemebel, En sus libros aborda fundamentalmente la marginalidad chilena con algunas. ‘It’s Like Biting Your Own Tail’: Pedro Lemebel’s Queer Response to the chilenas: El lugar sin límites de José Donoso y Tengo miedo torero de Pedro Lemebel.

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Essays, Articles, and Speeches, For him to throw himself on top of her and suffocate her in his stench of a macho in heat. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Nel Cile di Carlos, giovane rivoluzionario che veste i panni dello studente impegnato, ma che appartiene al fronte patriottico Manuel Rodriguez. Piccolo gioiello beffardo e sovversivo.

It was an engaging read, and I wasn’t really sure at any point how things would unfold or where Lemebel was taking us. SantiagoChile Santiago de ChileChile. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Silver’s translation appears to do a fantastic job in mmiedo Lemebel’s lyrical prose into English. My Tender Matador miedk Pedro Lemebel.

Open Preview See a Problem? Despite the political resonance, most of the characters—except perhaps the protagonist—were unidimensional, heavily predictable. Apr 11, IE rated it liked it Shelves: Siamo nella Santiago di un Pinochet ridotto a macchietta preda degli incubi e della sua consorte, fastidiosa oca ciarliera.


View all 3 comments. It just needs to be read. Mentre i tumulti del paese si sincronizzano sulla confusione ttorero cuore della Fata, trova spazio una satirica parodia che coglie il dittatore macellaio in un intimo fatto di vigliaccheria e sottomissione ad una moglie dispotica.

E lei non vuol sapere altro. For him to rip off her clothes, strip her bare, leave her as naked as an ill-used virgin.

Tengo miedo torero – Memoria Chilena, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile

Thanks for telling us about the problem. And with that respectful scar she had learned to live, as one learns to live with a clawed hand, stroking it, taming its fierceness, smoothing down its sharp nails, growing accustomed to its violent blows, learning to enjoy its sexual scratch as the only possible expression of affection.

Un romanzo splendido, scritto in una prosa irridente e pirotecnica – ma a tratti tenera e poetica – che svela con apparente leggerezza il dramma del popolo cileno. Piccola perla delicata e malinconica.

My Tender Matador by Pedro Lemebel

Tenbo February 10th ilbro Grove Press first published Lists with This Book. I read it while I was visiting Chile for the first time, though only finished it once I had returned to the States. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My Tender Matador is set during the waning years of the Pinochet regime, and focuses on the relationship between an aging transwoman, the “Queen of the Corner” one of the other reviewers here expressed offense that the narrator consistently refers to her by female pronouns Pedro Lemebel has published several collections of chronicles and essays in Chile, but as far as I know this is the only book of his that’s been translated into English.


Pero hay varios elementos que juegan a favor de esta novela breve de Pedro Lemebel. Non vi aspetterete otrero ve lo dica, vero? There is the lurid, one-sided passion, the brief tortured romance.

Cars pass under my balcony and Pinochet is in prison in London. The tears of a poor, abandoned fairy like her would never see the light of day, would never be humid worlds that absorbent handkerchiefs would blot off the pages of literature.

My Tender Matador

The mundane at the border of the sublime. It’s a pity, because his writing is fiercely beautiful.

Es la primera vez que leo un libro de Lemebel. It looks like the last great city of the southern hemisphere. My Tender Matador is an extraordinary novel of revolution and forbidden love, and a stirring portrait of Chile at an historical crossroads. Aug 04, Ryan rated it it was amazing.