Primeiras Est Rias

Author: João Guimarães Rosa
ISBN: 9788526024779
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Em "Primeiras estórias", João Guimarães Rosa constrói narrativas curtas que tratam de matérias diversas da experiência humana, como a busca da felicidade, a necessidade do autoconhecimento e as maneiras de se conviver com a inevitável finitude da vida. O título deriva diretamente do propósito de Rosa retomar a atmosfera das narrativas ancestrais, o que dá sentido à escolha pelo termo "primeiras", pois deixa-se vincar abertamente pelos "causos" que remetem aos primeiros tempos da humanidade. Já o emprego da palavra "estória" - em contraponto à "história" - provém da língua inglesa, pavimentando, assim, o pendor do autor pelo campo da imaginação. Composto por 21 contos, "As margens da alegria", "Sorôco, sua mãe, sua filha", "Famigerado" e "A terceira margem do rio" são alguns dos feitos sublimes desse escritor, que levou a artesania da palavra a patamares jamais experimentados na literatura de língua portuguesa. A capacidade de encantar desse livro está, dentre outros atributos, nas estórias tecidas com maestria e que se desenrolam em um território situado à margem da civilização moderna, compondo enredos que mesclam o real e a ficção, e que deixam largo espaço para os leitores darem asas à fantasia e, paradoxalmente, refletirem sobre seus destinos. Esta edição traz um texto de Luiz Costa Lima, um dos principais teóricos da literatura do país, intitulado "O mundo em perspectiva: Guimarães Rosa". A capa é de Victor Burton e Anderson Junqueira. E a foto é de Araquém de Alcântara (Casario abandonado), Formoso (MG), em 2014.

The Cambridge History Of Latin American Literature

Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarría
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521410359
Size: 49.95 MB
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"Primary and vital resource for literary specialists, historians, students of all levels, and general readers interested in this period. Leading scholars write about diverse genres (narrative, essay, poetry, theater) and cultural interests and ideas (intellectual life, historiography, Viceregal culture, Mesoamerican indigenous peoples and cultures). Literature articles include analysis and discussion of canonic and previously marginalized authors and treat representative works, genres, and literary and philosophical currents. Extremely useful, well written, and interesting"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Oxford Anthology Of The Brazilian Short Story

Author: K. David Jackson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190290536
Size: 56.34 MB
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The Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story contains a selection of short stories by the best-known authors in Brazilian literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. With few exceptions, these stories have appeared in English translation, although widely separated in time and often published in obscure journals. Here they are united in a coherent edition representing Brazil's modern, vibrant literature and culture. J.M. Machado de Assis, who first perfected the genre, wrote at least sixty stories considered to be masterpieces of world literature. Ten of his stories are included here, and are accompanied by strong and diverse representations of the contemporary story in Brazil, featuring nine stories by Clarice Lispector and seven by João Guimarães Rosa. The remaining 34 authors include Mário de Andrade, Graciliano Ramos, Osman Lins, Dalton Trevisan, and other major names whose stories in translation exhibit profound artistry. The anthology is divided into four major periods, "Tropical Belle-Époque," "Modernism," "Modernism at Mid-Century," and "Contemporary Views." There is a general introduction to Brazilian literary culture and introductions to each of the four sections, with descriptions of the authors and a general bibliography on Brazil and Brazilian literature in English. It includes stories of innovation (Mário de Andrade), psychological suspense (Graciliano Ramos), satire and perversion (Dalton Trevisan), altered realities and perceptions (Murilo Rubião), repression and sexuality (Hilda Hilst, Autran Dourado), myth (Nélida Piñón), urban life (Lygia Fagundes Telles, Rubem Fonescal), the oral tale (Jorge Amado, Rachel de Queiroz) and other overarching themes and issues of Brazilian culture. The anthology concludes with a haunting story set in the opera theater in Manaus by one of Brazil's most recently successful writers, Milton Hatoum.

Friendship And Its Paradoxes

Author: Gustavo Barcellos
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144389219X
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This collection of essays brings together papers written for, and presented at, the VI Latin American Congress of Jungian Psychology, held in Florianopolis, Brazil, in September 2012. The reader will find contributions by leading Jungian analysts in the continent from Brazil, Uruguay, and Chile, to Venezuela and Mexico. The essays here share discussions on issues pertinent to the social and cultural climate of different parts of Latin America, as well as the constantly challenging questions of psychotherapy. They present detailed psychological reflections on the specific theme chosen for the meeting at that time: friendship and its paradoxes. Fraternity, conflicts, tolerance and intolerance, mutuality, conjugal relationships, empathy, sympathy, self-esteem and envy, issues of psychotherapy, mythological amplifications, and perspectives on the possibilities of dialogue between people and nations are among the wide range of topics explored here. As such, this book will appeal to practitioners of psychotherapy, psychologists, and anthropologists, as well as the reader interested in how Jungian psychology is currently meeting the difficult challenges of a changing world.

Encyclopedia Of Latin American Literature

Author: Verity Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135314241
Size: 68.82 MB
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A comprehensive, encyclopedic guide to the authors, works, and topics crucial to the literature of Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature includes over 400 entries written by experts in the field of Latin American studies. Most entries are of 1500 words but the encyclopedia also includes survey articles of up to 10,000 words on the literature of individual countries, of the colonial period, and of ethnic minorities, including the Hispanic communities in the United States. Besides presenting and illuminating the traditional canon, the encyclopedia also stresses the contribution made by women authors and by contemporary writers. Outstanding Reference Source Outstanding Reference Book

Latin American Science Fiction

Author: M. Ginway
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137312777
Size: 80.61 MB
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Combining work by critics from Latin America, the USA, and Europe, Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice is the first anthology of articles in English to examine science fiction in all of Latin America, from Mexico and the Caribbean to Brazil and the Southern Cone. Using a variety of sophisticated theoretical approaches, the book explores not merely the development of a science fiction tradition in the region, but more importantly, the intricate ways in which this tradition has engaged with the most important cultural and literary debates of recent year.


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Contains selections of papers from the annual Symposium on Portuguese Traditions.

The Columbia Guide To The Latin American Novel Since 1945

Author: Raymond L. Williams
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231501692
Size: 62.93 MB
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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.