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About "Leonardo Padura"

  1. Leonardo Padura

    Leonardo Padura Fuentes born 1955 is a Cuban novelist and journalist As of 2007, he is one of Cuba s best known writers internationally In English and some other languages, he is often referred to by the shorter form of his name, Leonardo Padura He has written movie scripts, two books of short stories and a series of detective novels translated into 10 languages In 2012, Fuentes was awarded the National Prize for Literature, Cuba s national literary award and the most important award of its kind.Leonardo Padura nasceu em Havana, em 1955 Licenciado em Filologia, trabalhou como guionista, jornalista e cr tico, tornando se sobretudo conhecido pela s rie de romances policiais protagonizados pelo detetive Mario Conde, traduzidos para in meras l nguas e vencedores de prestigiosos pr mios liter rios, como o Pr mio Caf Gij n 1995, o Pr mio Hammett em 1997, 1998 e 2005, o Pr mio do Livro Insular 2000, em Fran a, ou o Brigada 21 para o melhor romance do ano, al m de v rios pr mios da cr tica em Cuba e do Pr mio Nacional de Romance em 1993.Sua tetralogia Las cuatro estaciones, com hist rias do detetive Mario Conde, come ou a ser publicada em ingl s Os livros s o Pasado perfecto Havana Blue , 2007 , 1991Vientos de cuaresma Havana Yellow , 2008 , 1994Mascaras Havana Red , 2005 , 1997Paisaje de oto o Havana Black , 2006 , 1998.Padura publicou tamb m dois livros subseq entes apresentando o detetive Conde Adios Hemingway e La neblina del ayer Neste momento, Padura est a finalizar um romance em que os protagonistas s o o revolucion rio russo Le n Trotsky e o seu assassino, Ram n Mercader.Livros de Padura editados em portugu s Portugal, Edi es ASA Adeus, HemingwayMorte em Havana M scaras A neblina do passadoPaisagem de OutonoO Romance da Minha VidaUm Passado PerfeitoVentos de Quaresmaptpedia wiki Leonardo

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  2. Unfortunately I m still missing one volume in Padura s Havanna Quartet so I cannot make a ruling on the set overall However, Havana Red the first in the series is the most thoughtful.Leonardo Padura is a remarkable novelist not only in the way he engages his themes but also in the way he constructs his stories.Superficially, the Havana Quartet is made up of 4 stories about the Havana police inspector, Mario Conde, who is depicted as a contemporary hard boiled investigator, a la Philip Marlowe He [...]



  3. This is a crime novel set in Havana, written by a Cuban writer At the beginning of the book, a transvestite is found murdered in a park in Havana The rest of the plot of the novel is about Inspector Mario Conde and his attempts to solve the case I was kind of surprised to see that a Cuban writer was able to write a book which is largely about homosexuality and has many gay characters, as most Communist countries are pretty oppressed when it come to what you can write about And the author is quit [...]



  4. From BBC Radio 4 Saturday Drama Lieutenant Mario Conde s fondly held prejudices are tested by this case involving a man found strangled in Havana Woods wearing a beautiful red dress A dramatisation of the third story in the Havana Quarteted by Mary PeateLeonardo Padura is a novelist and journalist who was born in 1955 in Havana where he still lives He has published a number of short story collections and literary essays but he is best known internationally for the Havana Quartet series, all feat [...]




  5. Havana Red is the summer episode of Padura s four season Havana quartet introducing Detective Lieutenant Mario Conde Oddly, it is the first volume in the quartet available in English translation, but appears to be the third in the series As the book begins with Conde relegated to desk duty after his public punch up with Lieutenant Fabricio three months earlier presumably in the spring volume Vientos de cuaresma it s clear that English speaking readers are missing quite a bit of the character bui [...]


  6. I ve lost interest though this is, I think, a little better than Havana Blue, Padura s characters are finally somewhat artificial and stilted And plot is not usually enough to carry a book all by itself The prose can be good, but it is not overwhelming And so it s simply not worth the effort Maybe if I had slept better last night, I d have patience this morning But I did not and do not Other, less indolent readers, should not be deterred, however It s me, not him.




  7. Started this on the plane to California, finished it on the flight home I picked it up b c of an article about Padura in the New Yorker a Cuban writer who managed to avoid censorship by the Castro regime by writing detective novels I m not sure what to think about this b c the book in fact contained considerable criticism of past if not present Cuban policies and behavior toward artists It certainly does not seem discreet The writer is engaging and philosophically reflective I m not really a cri [...]


  8. I wish my Spanish were good enough to read this in the original I may try some day Then again, I didn t like the main character, Mario Conde, so well that I m sure I want to spend a lot time with him He strikes me as a poor man s Inspector Brunetti, transplanted from Venice to Havana, losing subtlety from his relationships and vegetables from his diet along the way El Conde also reminds me bit of Qiu Xiaolong s Inspector Chen, another aspiring writer turned cop in a nominally Communist society [...]



  9. Es dif cil alcanzar el nivel de El hombre que amaba a los perros , una de esas novelas totales que no desfallecen en ning n momento, pero M scaras se mueve con bastante dignidad dentro del g nero negro caribe o El polic a Mario Conde trata de desentra ar la muerte de un travesti, pero como sucede en las buenas novelas de g nero negro, el argumento es lo menos importante aunque en este caso su previsibilidad lastre de alguna manera el libro Quiz lo m s destacable es la manera en que el propio Con [...]



  10. Um travesti vestido de Electra Garrig assassinado Tendo como inspira o Virgilio Pi era confesso, na minha humildade, que n o conhecia , surge o velho Alberto Marqu s, homossexual assumido, que abana os preconceitos do pol cia Conde.Em longos cap tulos, Padura descreve as v rias facetas do travestismo, as m scaras, e, embora sendo importantes para situar o tema, acabam por tornar este livro, em parte, ma ador.O que mais me agrada nestes policiais do MC n o s o, apenas, os casos de homic dio que o [...]


  11. I m late posting this, but can recommend all of the Mario Conde books They are not only pretty good procedurals, but do what i m most looking for in a book show me something I didn t know or didn t really think about His insights into the daily life of working class Cubans make up for any flaws in the translation.


  12. Novela policiaca bien escrita, con buen vocabulario, pero sin mucho fondo Padura es un gran escritor, pero me gustan mucho m s sus novelas que tienen un fondo hist rico.


  13. Strong, interesting crime novel Sultry Havana is brought to life with coffee, rum, cigars characters incl Lt Conde The writing is meaty at times beautiful, with riffs on religion, literature and Cuba The crime is almost secondary to the immersion in street life, but well plotted Conde s sexism homophobia troubled me Is he describing Cuba as it was then 1989 or reflecting his own views But it s self aware, he improves by the end Torn between 3 and 4 stars.


  14. The exiled son of a patrician Cuban family is found dead dressed as a woman Initial suspicions are directed amongst Havana s queer community However, as Lieutenant Mario Conde develops a friendship with distinguished queer playwright Alberto Marqu s a martyr to censorship Conde s prejudices are eroded and the field of suspicion widens Havana s transvestites, Conde discovers, aren t the only ones in disguise.Havana Red is a well written but not outstanding murder mystery The evidence which incrim [...]


  15. No deja de ser extra o tomar el libro de un autor al que te parece ubicar, un autor del que algo has le do y con el que has quedado m s que satisfecho, y encontrarte con un camelo Y te encuentras con un camelo porque, sencillamente, el autor se ha dado cuenta de que es l mismo y cree que tiene una reputaci n que defender Con su permiso, proceder a explicar esta idea a partir de la ltima novela le da de Leonardo Padura, M scaras, perteneciente a la serie del teniente Mario Conde.En los dos primer [...]


  16. Ser que me voy acostumbrando a lo que se llama Police procedural s primeras dos de esta serie, las encontr un poco aburridas, pero como estoy acostumbrada al di logo y a la acci n de las novelas negras, digamos m s lentas Y sta, igual La nostalgia y la ciudad de La Habana dominan, hasta el punto de convertir La Habana en personaje, y convierten lo que ser a un misterio de unas 150 p ginas en novela de misterio con comentario pol tico de 240 p ginas Sin embargo, me voy acostumbrando a ese paso, y [...]


  17. M scaras es un libro precioso Es el tercero de la serie de novelas polic acas de Leonardo Padura Fuentes con el mismo polic a, Mario Conde Ya hab a le do los dos primeros y, la verdad, no estaba muy encantada Pero M scaras no es una novela polic aca en el sentido tradicional de la expresi n La historia del asesinato del travest Alexis Aray n es s lo una excusa para contar la historia oscura de la Cuba comunista Adem s, el libro es un verdadero placer de leer desde el punto de vista de estilo [...]


  18. The third novel in this Havana quartet, this is the first that really blew my mind, probably because the central crime and many of the characters were part of Havana s much suppressed gay community The Count, the laconic and alcoholic Havana detective with thwarted literary aspirations and a romantic heart, has been assigned to solve the case of the son of a party leader who has been found brutally murdered, dressed in a vivid red dress and found in a seaside park known for its cruising Typicall [...]


  19. Le pongo cuatro estrellas por la prosa y el intento de ir m s all de una simple novela negra, por los recursos de estilo y el subtexto, pero realmente la trama policial es muy simple y carece de inter s, al menos para m La novela explora la homofobia y el fen meno homosexual en la Cuba de los noventa, usando la met fora del travestismo y las m scaras, la transfiguraci n y la metamorfosis La investigaci n podr a haber estado algo m s trabajada, al menos que no todo fuera ir a entrevistar a cuatro [...]


  20. I wanted to like this book, so much I took it with me when I went to Havana but after reading the first few pages, I went back to my other book Too much work for a vacation read I picked it back up after the trip and it took me a while to finish This book was hard to read, I think because the translator did not have the confidence to interpret Padura s words The word choices and sentence structure probably works so much better in Cuban Spanish This is the first book available in English but not [...]


  21. Um travesti vestido de Electra Garrig assassinado Tendo como inspira o Virgilio Pi era confesso, na minha humildade, que n o conhecia , surge o velho Alberto Marqu s, homossexual assumido, que abana os preconceitos do pol cia Conde.Em longos cap tulos, Padura descreve as v rias facetas do travestismo, as m scaras, e, embora sendo importantes para situar o tema, acabam por tornar este livro, em parte, ma ador.O que mais me agrada nestes policiais do MC n o s o, apenas, os casos de homic dio que o [...]


  22. I did not like at all the predictable motive of the macho man who suddenly, unexpectedly and unwillingly falls into the weirdly mythical, always foreign and rejected world of the homosexual drag queen I wanted to believe this was about the regular, privileged heterosexual man discovering otherness in a flawed yet compassionate way, but this book never achieved to convey that to me Instead, I feel like it got lost in the clich inability of said privileged heterosexual man to see true humanity in [...]


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