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COBRA BY SEVERO SARDUY*. TUNDRA, SCORPION, TOTEM, TIGER. —The initiation? —Yeah. Because to be a leader you have to pass through submission . Cobra and Matreiya has 69 ratings and 11 reviews. Nathan N.R. said: In Severo* Sarduy’s* Cobra, the alternation is that of two pleasures in a state of. Cobra has 35 ratings and 7 reviews. Borja said: Sobre lezamesca estupa, pagoda dorada de kilates bigger than life, se sentó el Autor y dispuso palabras d. .

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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. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Severo Sarduy

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cobar Essays Para la voz. What the hell was that? To this day, his writings are difficult to access for a Cuban audience, whereas his books are available to the French and international public. From Library Journal This volume combines two avante-garde novels, published in andrespectively, by this Cuban expatriate author.

Cobra and Matreiya

Published posthumously just one month after his death. Jul 12, John rated it really liked it. Published December 3rd by Dalkey Archive Press first published Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Infeliz Hg rated it really liked it Apr 09, A weird and wonderful book. Aug 23, George Mitton rated it it was ok. The influence of WSB is everywhere and often, pretty blatant. His third novel, Cobratranslated by Sollers won the Prix Medicis for a work of foreign literature in translation. Sep 10, Alex Smith rated it it was ok.


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. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The narrative is harder to follow, and the new characters–a motorcycle gang–read like drunk existentialist poets.

He was among the most brilliant essayists writing in Spanish and “a powerful baroque narrator, full of surprising resources. I got lost in the second half, though. Where is this elsewhere?

Novel De donde son los cantantes. These novels are the ssrduy of Severo Sarduy, the Cuban-born writer who left his homeland for France in Sarduy decided not to return to Cuba when his scholarship ran out a year later.

She is assisted in her metamorphosis by szrduy Madam and Pup, Cobra’s dwarfish double. Roland Barthes in “Pleasure of the Text” offered a panegyric to the Cuban writer by describing how “language reconstructs itself elsewhere under the teeming flux of every kind of linguistic pleasure. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Both deal with a main character who undergoes a metamorphosis.

Mar 16, Helen Pavlopoulou rated it did not like it. Through Leng, Sarduy traces the cobrra of two hitherto incomparable societies, Tibet at the moment of the Chinese invasion, and Cuba at the moment of revolution. Write a customer review. Ships from and sold by Amazon.


Cobra by Severo Sarduy

Jul 11, Eric Dean Wilson rated it liked it Shelves: Two Novels Robbe-Grillet, Alain. 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. El Libro de los Muertos escrito por los vivos. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Some of his works deal explicitly with male homosexuality and transvestism.

Essays Ensayos generales sobre el barroco. Sardug novel also takes us into the world of a gang whose members have names like Scorpion, Tiger, and Totem. Sarduy has a great sense of humor and plays with the reader.

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