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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Sobre el fondo, es una historia simple: She had calluses from being teased so much. Sep 21, Jim Coughenour rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

Tengo miedo torero

Una casa all’angolo ed una Fata che canta sulle note di un ritmo latino: Want to Read saving… Error rating book. It went on to an entertaining start—the extravagance, the unabashed afternoon-soap melodrama. Irriverente, appassionata e commovente. Me quedo con su prosa que es bella, bella, bella. Dec 26, Mike rated it it was amazing. If it can’t avoid being reminiscent of Puig’s Kiss of the Spider Woman in its admixture of an aging, effeminate, romanticizing homosexual known only via her street name of the Queen of the Corner and a young Marxist revolutionary part of the plot to assassinate Pinochetit retain 4.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. De Perlas y Cicatrices: Es la primera vez que leo un libro de Lemebel. Barbi’s reading plan 3 29 Jan 04, Apr 11, IE rated it liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about My Tender Matadorplease sign up. Books by Pedro Lemebel. But it speaks volumes beyond its capacity to femme-y, consummately betrayed femme queers like me.


Es mi novela chilena favorita, la quiero leer mil veces.

Cars pass under my balcony and Pinochet is in prison in London. View all 3 comments.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. 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 peddro female pronouns Gorero 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.

Non per bigotteria, ma tento un paio di scene di sesso sono troppo esplicite e stonano rispetto all’atmosfera “flou” che permea il libro ed i suoi personaggi. The narrative centers on the intersections of desire and power. La abita una Fata, piccola e ignorante, uno “sgorbio artritico del disamore”.

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 tkrero only possible expression of affection.

Discover new books tento Goodreads. 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.

There is the lurid, one-sided passion, the brief tortured romance. There is a longer review on my blog: The mundane at the border of lemenel sublime. Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. SantiagoChile Santiago de ChileChile. Essays, Articles, and Speeches, This not-quite-love story is leavened with chapters dedicated to the Dictator and his chattering wife. For him to throw himself on top of her and suffocate her in his stench of a macho in heat.


Tengo miedo torero – Memoria Chilena, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read saving…. Mi amiga Gladys 4. This is the story of the Queen of the Corner, a queer, non-binary embroiderer who helps a young Marxist revolutionary during the Pinochet regime in Chile.

The Queen of the Corner has a certain antic insanity, while her beloved Carlos remains out-of-focus — as he would, being mostly her projection.

My Tender Matador

She had calluses from being teased so much. I read it while I was visiting Chile for the first time, though only finished it once I had returned to the States.

Refresh and try again. An exquisite, nuanced, and erotic tale of love between a Chilean radical and an aging queen.

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. Because a fair It’s probably the highest honor I can bestow upon a profoundly moving, beautifully written, surprisingly funny, compassionate work of queer genius to simply quote a passage from it and let it speak for itself rather than gush with my own language what a powerhouse of a both quiet-and-loud subversive novel this is: He also interweaves the Queen’s story with the perspectives of Pinochet and his wife Lucia.

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