A Cup of Rage

Raduan Nassar author Stefan Tobler translator

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Published:7th Jan '16

£6.99

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A Cup of Rage cover

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.

Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize

'A savagely short novel of immeasurable ambition and violent beauty. This is the language of genius.' Juan Pablos Villalobos


'How often, honestly, does the unveiling in translation of a 'forgotten genius' live up to the hype? Well here's one that does: Raduan Nassar' Times Literary Supplement

'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.

A new translation by Stefan Tobler

If this country were grown-up enough to have a literary Good Sex award, this explosively erotic story from the Brazilian modernist would be a strong contender... A Cup of Rage is a burning coal of a work, superbly translated by Stefan Tobler....The writing is chewy - dense, tough, but well worth the effort -- Nick Lezard * The Guardian *
'How often, honestly, does the unveiling in translation of a 'forgotten genius' live up to the hype? Well here's one that does: Raduan Nassar * Times Literary Supplement *
The book contains much: rich inner monologue, political allusions and a mesmerising pull between dominance and insolence in lovers' quarrels -- Sara Wilson * World Literature Today *
Raduan Nassar's work is both rare and transcendent. From the conflict between the couple in "A Cup of Rage" to the return of the prodigal son of an immigrant family in "Ancient Tillage", Nassar's narratives are dry, muscular - and when you least expect it, raise flight and achieve uncommonly lyrical plains. His books are like a land manually ploughed in a precise and essential way; there is not a single excessive word in either of them. His language sprouts up with force and expression; every word is an exposed nerve. -- Walter Salles
One of the highest points of the Portuguese language of our time -- Folha de S. Paulo
Raduan Nassar has created one of the most rare and incandescent books in contemporary Brazilian literature -- Leo Gilson Ribeiro * Jornal da Tarde *
These are 70 pages full of wonderfully fiery and shrieking prose, to be quaffed off, hot, in one deep draught * Frankfurter Rundschau *
A diagram of exciting prose about a loving relationship in his verbal outburst - a great book -- Peter Henning * Die Weltwoche *

ISBN: 9780141396804

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 4mm

Weight: 64g

64 pages