Search - List of Books by Rubem Fonseca

Rubem Fonseca (born May 11, 1925) is an important Brazilian writer.

He was born in Juiz de Fora, state of Minas Gerais, on May 11, 1925, but he lived for most of his life in Rio de Janeiro. In 1952, he started his career as a low-level cop and, later, became a police commissioner, one of the highest ranks in the civil police of Brazil. Even though, he refuses to do interviews and is a very reclusive person, much like Thomas Pynchon, who is a personal friend of Fonseca.

His writing is pretty dark and gritty, filled with violence and sexual content, and it usually happens in a very urban setting. He says that a writer should have the courage to show what most people are afraid to say. His work is considered groundbreaking in Brazilian literature , up until then mostly focused on rural settings and usually treating cities with a very biased point-of-view. Almost all Brazilian contemporary writers acknowledge Fonseca's importance, and quite a few authors from the newer generation, such as Patrícia Melo or Luis Ruffato, say that he's a huge influence.

He started his career with short stories, and they are usually considered to be the best part of his work . His first popular novel was A Grande Arte (High Art), but "Agosto" is usually considered to be his best work.

In 2003, he won the Camões Prize, considered to be the most important award in the Portuguese language.

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Total Books: 49
Axilas e Outras Historias Indecorosas
2011 - Axilas E Outras Historias Indecorosas [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788520927106
ISBN-10: 8520927106
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Cobrador
2010 - Cobrador [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788522011186
ISBN-10: 8522011184
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Taker And Other Stories
2008 - Taker and Other Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781934824023
ISBN-10: 193482402X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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El Gran Arte
2008 - El Gran Arte (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788481365276
ISBN-10: 8481365270
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Ellas y otras mujeres/ Them and other Women
2008 - Ellas Y Otras Mujeres/ Them and Other Women [La Otra Orilla/ the Other Corner - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789584506917
ISBN-10: 9584506919
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
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Diario de Un Libertino
2007 - Diario De Un Libertino [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789580493266
ISBN-10: 958049326X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Reference, Romance
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Diario de un libertino/ Diary of a Libertine
2005 - Diario De Un Libertino/ Diary of a Libertine [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789580488064
ISBN-10: 9580488061
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Mord im August
2004 - Mord Im August (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783293202931
ISBN-10: 3293202934
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Grenzenlose Gefhle unvollendete Gedanken
2003 - Grenzenlose Gefhle Unvollendete Gedanken (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783293202702
ISBN-10: 3293202705
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Bufo und Spallanzani
2003 - Bufo Und Spallanzani (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783293202597
ISBN-10: 3293202594
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Lost Manuscript
1998 - The Lost Manuscript (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780747535102
ISBN-10: 0747535108
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Un t brsilien
1993 - Un T Brsilien (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782246459613
ISBN-10: 2246459613
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Vastes motions et penses imparfaites
1991 - Vastes Motions Et Penses Imparfaites (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782246428619
ISBN-10: 2246428610
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Bufo  Spallanzani
1989 - Bufo Spallanzani (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782246401117
ISBN-10: 2246401119
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Vastas emoes e pensamentos imperfeitos
1988 - Vastas Emoes E Pensamentos Imperfeitos (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788571640177
ISBN-10: 8571640173
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High Art
1987 - High Art (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780002228916
ISBN-10: 0002228912
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Du grand art
1986 - Du Grand Art (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782246363712
ISBN-10: 2246363713
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Vast Emotions and Imperfect Thoughts
Bufo  Spallanzani Roman
Bufo Spallanzani Roman [German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783492030960
ISBN-10: 3492030963
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Der Abkassierer Erzahlungen
Der Abkassierer Erzahlungen [Serie Piper - German Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783492111201
ISBN-10: 3492111203
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JOSE
Jose (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786077638629
ISBN-10: 6077638625
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Pasado Negro [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Caso Morel [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
Secrecoes Excrecoes E Desatinos [Portuguese Edition] (Other)
Agosto Romance [Portuguese Edition] (Other)
Lucia Mccartney Contos [Portuguese Edition] (Other)
Contos Reunidos [Portuguese Edition] (Hardcover)
O Selvagem Da Opera [Portuguese Edition] (Other)
O Buraco Na Parede Contos [Portuguese Edition] (Other)
A Confraria Dos Espadas Contos [Portuguese Edition] (Other)
O Doente Moliere [Literatura ou morte] (Other)
Historias De Amor [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Pequenas Criaturas [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)