Original title: Um Copo de Cólera (1978)
Author: Raduan Nassar
Translator: Stefan Tobler
‘Yes, bastard, you’re the one I love’
A pair of lovers – a young female journalist and an older man who owns an isolated farm in the Brazilian outback – spend the night together. The next day they proceed to destroy each other. Amid vitriolic insults, cruelty and warring egos, their sexual adventure turns into a savage power game. This intense, erotic cult novel by one of Brazil’s most infamous modernist writers explores alienation, the desire to dominate and the wish to be dominated.
Stefan Tobler’s translation has been Longlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2016, “celebrating the finest in global fiction”. Read an article by Tobler on his relationship to the text and author here: Raduan Nassar became a Brazilian sensation with his first novel – now published in English, the world will come knocking
Paperback: 64 pages Publisher: Penguin Classics (7 Jan. 2016) Translator: Stefan Tobler ISBN-10: 0141396806 ISBN-13: 978-0141396804 Click here to buy this book