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: 63
Historias Curtas
2015 - Historias Curtas [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788520933992
ISBN-10: 8520933998

A Confraria dos Espadas
2014 - A Confraria Dos Espadas [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788520929971
ISBN-10: 8520929974

O Buraco Na Parede
2014 - O Buraco Na Parede [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788520934272
ISBN-10: 8520934277

O Romance Morreu
2014 - O Romance Morreu [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788520934289
ISBN-10: 8520934285

2013 - Amalgama [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788520935361
ISBN-10: 8520935362

Pequenas Criaturas
2011 - Pequenas Criaturas [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788520926529
ISBN-10: 8520926525
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Axilas e Outras Historias Indecorosas
2011 - Axilas E Outras Historias Indecorosas [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788520927106
ISBN-10: 8520927106

Feliz Ano Novo - 4A Edicao 2010
2010 - Feliz Ano Novo - 4a Edicao 2010 [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788520924709
ISBN-10: 8520924700
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Secrecoes Excrecoes e Desatinos
2010 - Secrecoes Excrecoes E Desatinos [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788522011155
ISBN-10: 852201115X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2010 - Cobrador [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788522011186
ISBN-10: 8522011184

Taker And Other Stories
2008 - Taker and Other Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781934824023
ISBN-10: 193482402X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

El Gran Arte
2008 - El Gran Arte (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788481365276
ISBN-10: 8481365270

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

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

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

Mord im August
2004 - Mord Im August (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783293202931
ISBN-10: 3293202934

Grenzenlose Gefhle unvollendete Gedanken
2003 - Grenzenlose Gefhle Unvollendete Gedanken (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783293202702
ISBN-10: 3293202705

Bufo und Spallanzani
2003 - Bufo Und Spallanzani (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783293202597
ISBN-10: 3293202594
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Lost Manuscript
1998 - The Lost Manuscript (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780747535102
ISBN-10: 0747535108

Un t brsilien
1993 - Un T Brsilien (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782246459613
ISBN-10: 2246459613

Vastes motions et penses imparfaites
1991 - Vastes Motions Et Penses Imparfaites (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782246428619
ISBN-10: 2246428610

Der Abkassierer Erzahlungen [Serie Piper - German Edition] (Other)
Pasado Negro [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Dirio De Um Fescenino [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)
Bufo E Spallanzani [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)Paperback
Mandrake a Bblia E a Bengala [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)Paperback
Agosto [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)
Calibre 22 [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
O Melhor De Rubem Fonseca [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)
Caso Morel [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
Agosto Romance [Portuguese Edition] (Other)
Lucia Mccartney Contos [Portuguese Edition] (Other)
Contos Reunidos [Portuguese Edition] (Hardcover)
O Selvagem Da Opera [Portuguese Edition] (Other)Paperback
O Buraco Na Parede Contos [Portuguese Edition] (Other)Paperback
O Doente Moliere [Literatura ou morte] (Other)Paperback
Historias De Amor [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)