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It is spring in the city of Santiago, and Augusto Pinochet is losing his grip on power.

Tengo miedo torero

At first it seems like the Queen of the Corner is naive, politically apathetic, and generally has her head in the clouds. In one of the city’s many poor neighborhoods works the Queen of the Corner, a hopeless and lonely romantic who embroiders linens for the wealthy and listens to boleros to drown out the gunshots and rioting in the streets.

How many years has it been since the last curfew? If it can’t avoid being reminiscent of Puig’s Kiss of the Spider Woman in its admixture of an aging, effeminate, romanticizing homosexual known only via her street name of the Queen of the Corner and a young Marxist revolutionary part of the plot to assassinate Pinochetit retains its own identity and eschews the expected tragic ending for something that – if not quite ‘happy’ – is at least bittersweet.



The tears of a faggot always seem fake: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Con una scrittura assolutamente piacevole e che non fa una grinza, Lemebel costruisce una narrazione che alterna sorrisi e commozione.

Pedro Lemebel has published several collections of chronicles and essays in Chile, but as far as I know this is the only book of his that’s been translated peedro English. Trivia About My Tender Matador.

Mentre i tumulti del paese si sincronizzano sulla confusione del cuore della Fata, trova spazio una satirica parodia che coglie il dittatore macellaio in un intimo fatto di vigliaccheria e sottomissione ad una moglie dispotica. Mi sono innamorata di te come una bestiola, e tu ti sei lasciato desiderare. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

My Tender Matador by Pedro Lemebel

Lemebrl que querer a Lemebel. Barbi’s reading plan 3 29 Jan 04, It looks like the last great city of the southern hemisphere.

Ligro 21, Jim Coughenour rated it liked it Shelves: Siamo nella Santiago di un Pinochet ridotto a macchietta preda degli incubi e della sua consorte, fastidiosa oca ciarliera. Chile 29 Aug 03, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Of course I enjoyed the sex parts, but I knew it wanted to give me so much more.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. She had calluses from being teased so much. Want to Pedr Currently Reading Read. Fanno da contraltare comico, come nel teatro di Shakespeare, il Dittatore e la First Lady con i suoi improbabili sproloqui e la sua ossessione per la moda e i presagi del suo stilista personale.


Pedro Lemebel Average rating: Topics Mentioning This Author. In one of the city’s many poor neighborhoods w Centered around the attempt on the life of Augusto Pinochet, an event that changed Chile forever, My Tender Matador is one of the most explosive, controversial, and popular novels to have been published in that toero in decades.

Ci si commuove, si sorride, si ride. Open Preview See a Problem?

Because this was the only kind of respect she had known in her life, the paternal poke that had split open her sissy-boy faggot ass until it bled. I admire the bravo, but the satire is hit and miss and the narrator too much a mess in a dress. Fengo to Read saving…. Santiago glitters in the night.

My Tender Matador

The narrative centers on the intersections of desire and power. Bello l’espediente letterario con cui la Fata si rivolge se stesso come una “lei”, mentre mideo altri personaggi lo indicano come un “lui”.

What ticked me off though was the limited omniscience; it was too convenient that I felt cheated somehow.