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A Cup of Rage is a burning coal of a work, superbly translated by Stefan Tobler.

The Guardian

A small, furious masterpiece of dominance and submission

A Cup of Rage

Fiction by Raduan Nassar

translated from the Portuguese by Stefan Tobler

A pair of lovers—a young female journalist and an older man who owns an isolated farm in Brazil—spend the night together. The next day they proceed to destroy each other.

Amid vitriolic insults and scorching cruelty, their sexual adventure turns into a savage power game between two warring egos. This intense, erotic masterpiece—written by one of Brazil’s most highly regarded modernists—explores alienation, arrogance, machismo meltdown, the desire to dominate, and the wish to be dominated.

published January 31st, 2017