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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Of course I enjoyed the sex parts, but I knew it wanted to give me so much more. Su prosa es una apertura que brota desde la periferia y nos queda ahora, en la posteridad, tenngo un noble regalo que todos tenemos que abrir. Quotes by Pedro Lemebel. Dec 19, Athena rated it it was amazing Shelves: For him to throw himself on top of her and suffocate her in his stench of a macho in heat.

This is the story of the Queen of the Corner, a queer, non-binary embroiderer who helps a lemwbel Marxist revolutionary during the Pinochet regime in Chile.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But it speaks volumes beyond its capacity to femme-y, consummately betrayed femme queers like me. What ticked me off though was the limited omniscience; it was too convenient that I felt cheated somehow.

Despite the political resonance, most of the characters—except perhaps the protagonist—were unidimensional, heavily predictable. Bello bello, emozionante, sentimentale Discover new books on Goodreads. Barbi’s reading plan 3 29 Jan 04, Me quedo con su prosa que es bella, bella, bella. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Miiedo pass under my balcony and Pinochet is in prison in London. Sep 30, Mike Puma rated it it was toreri Recommended to Mike by: I have read absolutely nothing that compares to this book. It is spring in the city of Santiago, and Augusto Pinochet is losing his grip on power. Irriverente, appassionata e commovente. 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.

Mentre i tumulti del paese si sincronizzano sulla confusione del 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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dec 26, Mike rated it it was amazing. Siamo nella Santiago di un Pinochet ridotto a macchietta preda degli incubi e della sua consorte, fastidiosa oca ciarliera. Con una scrittura assolutamente piacevole e che non fa una grinza, Lemebel costruisce una narrazione che alterna sorrisi e commozione.

My Tender Matador is an extraordinary novel of revolution and forbidden love, and a stirring portrait of Chile at an historical crossroads.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. My Tender Matador by Pedro Lemebel. Gradually, though, we see that this is not the case, but Lemebel never sheds the Queen’s fancifulness and does a tremendous job of writing fantasy and imagination as resistance. In Latin American literature the locus classicus is Manual Puig’s Kiss of the Spiderwoman – Molina the gusher, Valent Here are characters we’ve seen before — the timorous middle-aged homosexual who thinks of himself as “she” — “the world’s most foolish faggot, its silliest sissy queer” — and the doomed macho activist whom fascism has tossed her way.

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My Tender Matador

Topics Mentioning This Author. She had calluses from being teased so much. View all 7 comments. Quotes from My Tender Matador.

Gracias Lemebel, gracias por tu prosa y por crear un obra tan bella. I enjoyed some of the theatrics. It is a chronicle of the ways in which politics and sexuality play out in the streets of Santiago under the dictator.

This not-quite-love story is leavened with chapters dedicated to the Dictator and his chattering wife. Return to Book Page.

She had calluses from being teased ttengo much. How many years has it been since the last curfew? The book was moving and unique, while providing an unexpected ending, a true achievement.

Tengo miedo torero – Memoria Chilena, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile

A page, peerless beauty nothing short of astonishing. I read it while I was visiting Chile for the first time, though only finished it once I had returned to the States. Want to Read saving… Error rating book.

Ci si commuove, si sorride, si ride.

My Tender Matador – Editorial Anagrama

Open Preview See a Problem? De Livro y Cicatrices: Pero hay varios elementos que juegan a favor de esta novela breve de Pedro Lemebel.

Non vi aspetterete che ve lo dica, vero? Es mi novela chilena favorita, la quiero leer mil veces. The novel gives us a sentimental character that is not normally seen in literature, and placed in a very specific political context.

Five big-hearted stars for this queerly delightful love story set during the years of Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship.