COBRA BY SEVERO SARDUY*. TUNDRA, SCORPION, TOTEM, TIGER. —The initiation? —Yeah. Because to be a leader you have to pass through submission . Cobra and Matreiya has 69 ratings and 11 reviews. Nathan N.R. said: In Severo* Sarduy’s* Cobra, the alternation is that of two pleasures in a state of. Cobra has 35 ratings and 7 reviews. Borja said: Sobre lezamesca estupa, pagoda dorada de kilates bigger than life, se sentó el Autor y dispuso palabras d. .

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He was among the most brilliant essayists writing in Spanish and “a powerful baroque narrator, full of surprising resources. She is assisted in her metamorphosis The late Severo Sarduy was one of the most outrageous and baroque of the Latin American Boom writers of the sixties and seventies, and here bound back to back are his two finest creations.

Maybe the wildest asrduy I’ve ever read.

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He encompassed the sublime and the ridiculous, mingling oral traditions with literary mannerisms adopted from his baroque masters. Please try again later.

Cobra is the pledge of continuous jubilation, the moment when by its very excess verbal pleasure chokes and reels into bliss. The first half is easy to read: But it’s a quick sardyu and a cool slice of literature from someone I’ Note: I wanted to enjoy Cobra. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

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Which brings to mind how the transvestite to use the novel’s c What the hell was that? Baroque and carnivalesque are titles often accorded him, however these are not only pertaining to his very scandalizing narrative plots, and the Almovodar-like madness which the themes convey, but most importantly due to his poetic cadence, descriptive flair, its surplus of joy derivative of a genius tha safduy somehow to always bring the saeduy of emotions into the fold of the ordinary and therevy latently ascend the heights of language’s delicate wonders of expressions.

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In Sarduy’s obituary in The Independent, James Kirkup wrote, “Sarduy was a genius with words, one of sardug great contemporary stylists writing in Spanish. Dense, self-referential, violent, and sexual, reading Sarduy always makes me feel like I’m on hallucinatory drugs–in a good way.

Leia rated it really liked it Nov 17, She is assisted in her metamorphosis by the Madam and Pup, Cobra’s dwarfish double. This review is only for Cobra and not for Matreiya Cobra is a weird and kind of wonderful book. Where is this elsewhere?

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Peter Dizozza rated it it was amazing Feb 20, Se acerca el cambio. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I was less taken with Matreiya, for whatever reason.

Severo Sarduy was a Cuban poet, author, playwright, and critic of Cuban literature and art. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sep 12, Diego Mora rated it liked sarfuy.

Although Sarduy’s descriptions can be inspiring and sometimes thrilling in their decadent attentions, I’m left wondering if he, ssrduy the many other experimental writers, is lost for a means to create suspense other than by creating confusion in his lay reader.


Certainly, Sarduyy dazzles in places. Cobra and Matreiya by Severo Sarduy. Published January 28th by Dutton first published January 1st His works are compelling for the performative joy they by lush degrees isolate an existential futility brazenly stirring ennui into the most explosive diversions available to imaginative acrobatics.

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It is the paradise of words Some of these items ship sooner than the cbora. Rowan rated it really liked it Feb 10, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. For all the clever, postmodern schemes Sarduy might be employing, the book failed, for me, in a fairly basic sense, because it was not coherent. Metamorphosis, identity games and a baroque over-determined almost humid closeness to the prose makes a heady experience.

Mar 16, Helen Pavlopoulou rated it did not like it. Where is this elsewhere? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Jul 25, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I got lost in the second half, though. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?