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And Still The Earth

Author : Ignácio de Loyola Brandão
ISBN : 9781564788719
Genre : Fiction
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In future São Paulo, water is scarce, garbage clogs the roads, and every life is now ruled by the sinister and omnipotent System. A classic novel of “dystopia,” looking back to Orwell’s 1984 and forward to Gilliam’s Brazil. Welcome to São Paulo, Brazil, in the not too distant future. Water is scarce, garbage clogs the city, movement is restricted, and the System—sinister, omnipotent, secret—rules its subjects’ every moment and thought. Here, middle-aged Souza lives a meaningless life in a world where the future is doomed and all memory of the past is forbidden. A classic novel of “dystopia,” looking back to Orwell’s 1984 and forward to Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, And Still the Earth stands with Loyola Brandão’s Zero as one of the author’s greatest, and darkest, achievements.

Brazilian Literature

Author : Isaac Goldberg
ISBN : 9785040894031
Genre : Fiction
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Latin American Science Fiction Writers

Author : Darrell B. Lockhart
ISBN : 0313305536
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents profiles of seventy authors, each one with a biography, a discussion of the author's work, and primary and secondary bibliographical sources.

Der Sommer Der Schmetterlinge

Author : Adriana Lisboa
ISBN : 9783841206633
Genre : Fiction
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Die Unmöglichkeit des Vergessens Ein fesselnder, poetischer Roman über große Gefühle und dunkle Leidenschaften: Nach Jahren treffen sich die beiden ungleichen Schwestern Maria Inês und Clarice wieder, um das Unerklärliche zu klären, das ihr Leben geprägt hat. Die beiden Mädchen wachsen in einem wohlhabenden Elternhaus auf einer Fazenda im Landesinnern des Bundesstaates Rio de Janeiro auf. Ihre Kindheit verläuft scheinbar harmonisch und behütet, tatsächlich aber ist ihre Welt bestimmt von den „verbotenen Dingen“, die man nicht aussprechen darf. Und so teilen Clarice und Maria Inês dunkle Geheimnisse, die jeden ihrer Schritte begleiten. Mit den Jahren verlieren sie sich aus den Augen, die eine lebt als Ärztin in Rio, die andere auf der heimatlichen Fazenda. Erst nach dem Tod der Eltern treffen die Schwestern in einer schicksalhaften Nacht wieder aufeinander und bringen all die unausgesprochenen Wahrheiten endlich ans Licht. „Der Sommer der Schmetterlinge“ erzählt in starken Bildern und mit viel Atmosphäre von Abhängigkeiten und Abgründen in Zeiten der Diktatur und Repression. „Wir haben es mit einer Autorin zu tun, der die Zukunft gehört. Ihr Schreiben verspricht Großes und hat bereits eine Menge davon erreicht.“ José Saramago „Eine mitreißende Geschichte, ein eleganter Stil: Mit Der Sommer der Schmetterlinge gelingt der brasilianischen Schriftstellerin Adriana Lisboa der faszinierendste Roman der Saison.“ ELLE

Mad Maria Oder Das Klavier Im Fluss

Author : Márcio Souza
ISBN : 9783860345382
Genre : Fiction
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Im Herzen Amazoniens, im wildesten Urwald, verläuft am Rio Madeira eine 360 Kilometer lange Eisenbahnlinie; zu Beginn des letzten Jahrhunderts gebaut, sollte sie während des Kautschukbooms den nicht schiffbaren Oberlauf des Flusses erschließen. »Mad Maria« ist die Geschichte der »Todesbahn am Rio Madeira« und der Männer, die wahnsinnig oder arm genug waren, sich auf dieses Abenteuer einzulassen. Während sie im Dschungel unter der Leitung des englischen Ingenieurs Collier die Strecke dem Schlamm abtrotzen, zieht in Rio de Janeiro Percival Farquhar, ein erfolgreicher amerikanischer Geschäftsmann und der Unternehmer des Baus, seine Fäden. Die schicksalhafte brasilianische Unordnung ist Farquhars beste Verbündete, während die sintflutartigen Regengüsse, Fieber und Stechmücken sowie der mörderische Hass der Streckenarbeiter untereinander Colliers Feinde sind. Unberührt von Regen und Schlamm, Mord und Totschlag, politischen Intrigen und miesen Geschäften dampft Mad Maria, die Lokomotive, über die langsam wachsende Strecke. Für die Männer ist sie der einzige Sinn des Daseins, ihre eiserne Geliebte, Stabilität in einer verrottenden Umwelt. Die Strecke, die Zehntausende von Todesopfern forderte, wurde 1912 fertiggestellt - genau zu dem Zeitpunkt, als die asiatischen Kautschukpflanzungen der Engländer das brasilianische Monopol brachen. Von Márcio Souza außerdem in der Edition diá lieferbar: Galvez, Kaiser von Amazonien. Roman Aus dem brasilianischen Portugiesisch von Ray-Güde Mertin ISBN 9783860345375 Der fliegende Brasilianer. Roman Aus dem brasilianischen Portugiesisch von Ray-Güde Mertin ISBN 9783860345252

Brazilian Literature As World Literature

Author : Eduardo F. Coutinho
ISBN : 9781501323287
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Brazilian Literature as World Literature is not only an introduction to Brazilian literature but also a study of the connections between Brazil's literary production and that of the rest of the world, particularly European and North American literatures. It highlights the tension that has always existed in Brazilian literature between the imitation of European models and forms and a yearning for a tradition of its own, as well as the attempts by modernist writers to propose possible solutions, such as aesthetic cannibalism, to overcome this tension.

Dictionary Of Brazilian Literature

Author : Irwin Stern
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173016281253
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An important contribution to a little-known area of literary study. The contributors provide a comprehensive overview of Brazilian literature; all are scholars of Brazilian literature. "Choice" "The Dictionary of Brazilian Literature" is an important addition to the field of Brazilian studies, an despite certain limitations, it should become a standard reference work in the United States as well as in Brazil. Literature and history scholars, students of Brazilian letters, and casual readers will find the book highly informative, up to date, well organized, carefully written, and reasonably complete. "World Literature Today" This is the first general dictionary of Brazilian literature for the English-speaking reader. The entries, which portray the literature within the sociocultural context of Brazilian life, describe more than 300 major figures and literary and cultural movements of Brazilian civilization. The time span extends from the epoch of discovery to the present day, and focuses on the twentieth century, particularly the most contemporary figures. The length of each entry reflects the significance of the subject; in order to cover as many writers and themes as possible, less well known or very recent authors are discussed in general thematic entries. Each entry provides concise, factual information. The more extensive pieces also offer a critical perspective for placing the writer in context, and provide conflicting critical opinions. The entries are of two types: author entries and thematic or movement entries. The thematic entries include the standard literary movements and also sociocultural movements of significance. The volume cross-references names both in the body of the text and in the index. Each entry includes a bibliography composed of additional selected works, translations, and criticism. This volume, which is designed for an English-speaking audience, stresses translations of works and critical references to English-language sources. It will be an important addition to college and university libraries, and a useful reference tool for courses in comparative literature.

Brazilian Science Fiction

Author : M. Elizabeth Ginway
ISBN : 083875564X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Science fiction, because of its links to science and technology, is the consummate literary vehicle for examining the perception and cultural impact of the modernization process in Brazil. Because of the centrality of the role played by the military dictatorship (1964-85) in imposing industrialization and economic development policies on Brazil, this book examines the genre in the periods before, during, and after the dictatorship, encompassing the years 1960-2000. The analysis shows that a reading of Brazilian science fiction based on its use of paradigms of Anglo-American science fiction and myths of Brazilian nationhood provides a unique look into Brazil's modern metamorphosis as it finds itself on the periphery of the globalized world." "The three periods studied here correspond roughly to the 1960s, the '70s, and he '80s to the present. The earliest group of authors produces mostly antitechnological, apolitical science fiction, as a way of affirming myths of Brazilian identity. Here, the deconstruction of myths of the feminine and of racial democracy provides the basis for the analysis of Brazil's notion of national identity. In the seventies, a second group of authors uses science fiction to protest the military regime, creating dystopian worlds in which the myths of Brazilian culture serve as touchstones to criticize various ills associated with urbanization, industrialization, and repression. In the analysis of these texts, the insights of ecofeminism are employed to demystify the conflation of the land with women found in the nostalgic construction of Brazilian identity characteristic of this period. The third group, emerging in the mideighties after the dictatorship, offers a more complex, postmodern view of Brazilian society, its continuing social problems, and the phenomenon of globalization. Reading these texts as allegories of modernization enriches the understanding of both the genre of science fiction and the experience of modernity itself."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Columbia Guide To The Latin American Novel Since 1945

Author : Raymond L. Williams
ISBN : 9780231501699
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this expertly crafted, richly detailed guide, Raymond Leslie Williams explores the cultural, political, and historical events that have shaped the Latin American and Caribbean novel since the end of World War II. In addition to works originally composed in English, Williams covers novels written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, and traces the profound influence of modernization, revolution, and democratization on the writing of this era. Beginning in 1945, Williams introduces major trends by region, including the Caribbean and U.S. Latino novel, the Mexican and Central American novel, the Andean novel, the Southern Cone novel, and the novel of Brazil. He discusses the rise of the modernist novel in the 1940s, led by Jorge Luis Borges's reaffirmation of the right of invention, and covers the advent of the postmodern generation of the 1990s in Brazil, the Generation of the "Crack" in Mexico, and the McOndo generation in other parts of Latin America. An alphabetical guide offers biographies of authors, coverage of major topics, and brief introductions to individual novels. It also addresses such areas as women's writing, Afro-Latin American writing, and magic realism. The guide's final section includes an annotated bibliography of introductory studies on the Latin American and Caribbean novel, national literary traditions, and the work of individual authors. From early attempts to synthesize postcolonial concerns with modernist aesthetics to the current focus on urban violence and globalization, The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945 presents a comprehensive, accessible portrait of a thoroughly diverse and complex branch of world literature.

Aqua Viva

Author : Clarice Lispector
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173001218810
Genre : Fiction
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