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Rubem Fonseca

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Rubem Fonseca

Rubem Fonseca is one of Brazil's most popular and distinguished novelists and screenwriters. He has written many novels including Bufo & Spallanzani and High Art, which was made into the film Exposure. His work has been translated into German, French, Spanish, and Italian, among other languages. He lives in Rio de Janeiro.

Articles by Rubem Fonseca

Belle
By Rubem Fonseca
“The Walther's hot, if they catch you with it, we’ll get dragged into it. After you do the job, throw it away, in the ocean or the lake.” “Leave it to me,” I said. The…
Translated from Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers
Multilingual
The Hunchback and Botticelli’s Venus
By Rubem Fonseca
Fluttering locks of reddish hair whipped by the wind and rain, smooth and radiant skin, she is Botticelli’s Venus walking down the street. (The one in the Uffizi, born from a seashell, not the one…
Translated from Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers
Multilingual
Mandrake
By Rubem Fonseca
I was White and had fianchettoed my bishop. Berta was mounting a strong center pawn position.“This is the office of Paulo Mendes,” my voice said on the answering machine, giving whoever had…
Translated from Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers
The Flesh and the Bones
By Rubem Fonseca
My plane wasn’t leaving till the next day. For the first time, I regretted not having a picture of my mother with me, but I’d always thought it idiotic to go around with family pictures in…
Translated from Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers
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