The Ex-Magician and Other Stories

The Ex Magician and Other Stories O mineiro Murilo Rubi o escritor e funcion rio p blico narra nesse famoso conto como a burocracia anulou a capacidade de um homem de transformar tudo em magia

  • Title: The Ex-Magician and Other Stories
  • Author: Murilo Rubião
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  • Page: 386
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  • The Ex-Magician and Other Stories

    O mineiro Murilo Rubi o, escritor e funcion rio p blico, narra nesse famoso conto como a burocracia anulou a capacidade de um homem de transformar tudo em magia.

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    1. Jim

      The Ex-Magician and Other Stories by Murilo Rubião is a gemlike collection of improbable tales reminiscent of Kafka. These tales are full of transformations that challenge the existence of memory and the boundary between life and death. In "Zacarias, the Pyrotechnist," for example, a man is run down by a car filled with young men and women. When the perpetrators stop to see what happened, the corpse speaks up and asks to be driven to the cemetery. In "Barbara," a man's wife keeps asking for the [...]

    2. Benjamin Uminsky

      This obscure writer of highly enjoyable tales, firmly ensconced in the magical realism genre, came recommended to me by a friend. Rubiao infuses most of his short tales with an assumed fantastic element, most overtly in the first story, "The Dragons". Rubiao's use of the fantastic takes on a bit of a farcical touch in this one as he meditates on a society's rediculous reaction upon trying to assimilate foreign dragons into their society. Naturally, this kind of tale certainly lends itself to int [...]

    3. keith koenigsberg

      Very short (a couple of pages each) short stories. Completely wacked-out, absurd magic-surrealism, very far out. I read this the first time back in '79 and it was just as much fun the second time through. This is the literary equivalent of a Dali painting. But better.

    4. Rebecca Lawrence

      The comparisons to Kafka are right on. Short stories, often fantastical, but most seem to speak to some aspect of the human condition (so, fables). My faves: A pyrotechnic that is so Type A that he refuses to die, a magician that recognizes the value of his abilities a little too late, and a lover who dedicates his life to satisfying the every whim of a lover who is never happy. I am sure I would have enjoyed the collection more if I knew more about Brazilian culture and history.

    5. Lyuba

      I found this collection of stories in an old bookshop. I expected the magical realism of Márquez but Rubião's stories are different - more raw, much more familiar.It's an odd collection full of strange animals and characters roaming the pages. I loved "Elisa", "Barbara" and "The Moon".

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