The late Severo Sarduy was one of the most outrageous and baroque of the Latin American Boom writers of the sixties and seventies, and here bound back to. 9 Mar Cobra (Book): Book Cobra, by Severo Sarduy, Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine, revd by Jerome Charyn. In Cobra and Maitreya Severo Sarduy employs a stylistic technique which entails a partial rejection by the author of the process of selection. Following the.
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Cobra and Matreiya
His third novel, Cobratranslated by Sollers won the Prix Medicis for a work of foreign literature in translation. Open Preview See a Problem? The last twenty pages were incomprehensible. 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.
Cobra and Maitreya: Two Novels | Dalkey Archive Press
They too change shape, through the violent ceremonies of a motorcycle gang, into a sect of Tibetan lamas seeking to cogra Tantric Buddhism.
The constant metamorphoses of the characters become tiresome. Where is this elsewhere? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Read more Read less. A clue to what is happening is that the novel begins with the protagonist or an avatar of them obsessing over their doll collection.
Peter Dizozza rated it it was amazing Feb 20, Sardut a problem loading this menu right now. Axel rated it it was amazing Feb 17, He encompassed the sublime seveeo the ridiculous, mingling oral traditions with literary mannerisms adopted from his baroque masters. View all 3 comments.
Cobra by Severo Sarduy
Sarduy has a great sense of humor and plays with the reader. Cobra and Matreiya 3. Language reconstructs itself elsewhere under the teeming flux of every kind of linguistic pleasure. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
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In Sarduy’s obituary in The Independent, James Kirkup wrote, “Sarduy was a genius with words, one of the great contemporary stylists writing in Spanish. Maitreya continues the theme of metamorphosis, this time in the person of Luis Leng, a humble Cuban-Chinese cook, who becomes a reincarnation of Buddha.
Return to Book Page. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sarduy’s writing style is insistently sevro verbal exstacy, lingering with incandescent beauty in a sensibility of dulcet timbres that it impregnates the most varied and marginalized of all human emotions.
Leia rated it really liked it Nov 17, Cuban literature has a rich heritage which has inevitably been degnified and vilified alike by Cuba’s political status in the global domain. Herb rated it really liked it Jul 06, Set up a giveaway. Se acerca el cambio. Maybe the wildest book I’ve ever read. Plainwater rated it it seveo amazing Feb 17, Still, Sarduy’s imagination and humor is memorable.
Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Ryder American Literature Dalkey Archive. Feb 19, Mills College Library added it. Bob rated it it was amazing Mar 28, View or edit your browsing history. The dialogue can be as sharp as that of divas speculating cock severl, but the sentences are sometimes as ornate as the spaces his characters inhabit, rambunctious as their makeup.
Want to Read saving…. That’s why I love my book club. Cobra is the pledge of continuous jubilation, the moment when by its very excess verbal pleasure chokes and reels into bliss.
Refresh and try again. Cobra by Severo Sarduy. Both deal with a main character who undergoes a metamorphosis. 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 sarduj, spilling us from high elegance to low camp and back again without pause. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Which brings to mind how the transvestite to use the novel’s contemporary term can view their alter-ego in this book, as a doll to play identity games with. The title character of “Cobra” is a performer in the “Lyrical Theater of Dolls”; Cobra undergoes a torturous physical transformation in the course of the story. Maitreya continues the theme of metamorphosis, this time in the person of Luis Leng, a humble Cuban-Chinese cook, who becomes a reincarnation of Buddha.
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